My motorola w315 was dead over the weekend because i left my charger at work. now that i've plugged it in though, it won't turn on. instead of saying battery charging on the external display like it usually does, it just lights up, then goes out, then lights up again, etc. when i open the phone the screen just displays the motorola powering on logo. i tried taking out the battery and putting it back in, but it's still doing the same thing. i've had it plugged in for over an hour now and it still won't turn on. (it would usually be able to turn on immediately when i plugged it in.) i tried holding down the power button for a while too, but that didn't do anything.
(the phone is only a few months old and serviced through alltel, which unfortunately doesn't have a store here in chicago where i could take it to. i usually charge it every other night, and don't make many calls on it, but it goes dead quickly because i'm always semi-roaming...)
My husband's w315 is doing the same. This phone is a replacement sent to us because the original w315 I purchased for him had a problem with the screen. (It went blue and never displayed another thing!) When we rec'd this replacement, it worked fine until we had to charge it. They don't send a new battery with the replacements, you have to use the one out of your original phone.
Soooooooo, back to the battery/charging problem. We have been to our local Cellular South store, and been given 3 new batteries & 1 new charger. Guess what.......the problem is still there!!!! We have now been instructed to file a warranty claim on this replacement w315 that we rec'd to replace our original w315!!!!!!
I've gone to Motorola's web-site for help, but help I did not find. Thus.....here I am!
Personally speaking, I'm not a fan of the w315.
Mine does exactly the same but mine is a sony ericsson W550I and won't turn on atall sometimes there it a little red light at the top but not all the time and i have tried all the things you have but still the same it doesn't work and I don't no what to do to it but i think the best thing to do is take it to a shop to get it fixed but if it costs more to have it fixed then the phone is worth buy a new one well thats what i am goin to do
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My Motorola Blur would not charge kept saying Connect Charger. I tried various power connecters including the Original one that came with the phone and the USB to no avail. This morning I took the phone apart and clean it and still would not recognize the charger.
Fix: I lifted up the connector where the charger plugs into on the actual phone and now it is making contact and appears to now be charging my phone.
It won't turn on because battery is too low. Another benefit of lithium ion batteries. When they are depleted, the internal controller / charge circuitry on battery disables it.
You didn't mention what kind of phone other than Motorola. If it has a USB connector to charge through, make sure that you are using a motorola approved charger. There is a way to make the USB connectors (charger side) indicate a particular class and rating. If this doesn't match what the phone expects, then you will likely get a Cannot Charge message or similar.
That being said, this usually only happens with AC wall chargers. I have yet to see it happen with a vehicle charger, though I don't rule it out.
It is doubtful you ruined your battery, as they are designed to be left charging for periodic long periods, such as a full weekend, when a business is not open.
If you battery previously worked before charging it, I would suggest checking the connection to the radio, and the battery contacts on both the radio and the battery. It is possible you have flattened one of the contacts or some other contact problem.
If the battery did not recently work, it is possible it simply needs replaced.
Lastly, you might want to verify your charger is working. It is possible the battery did not get charged, and is completely dead. This is the least likely scenerio, as it is rare a battery is stone dead, unless it is no good.
Try a battery from a known good radio on the effected radio and make certain the radio is functional. If so, check the contacts, if okay, replace the bad battery.
COULD BE THE PHONE BUT MOST LIKELY ITS THE CHARGER, IF ITS AFTERMARKET GET RID OF IT AND BUY OEM, TRY AND TEST IT OUT WOULD A FREINDS MOTOROLA CHARGER SINCE THEY'RE MOSTLY THE SAME CHARGERS AND SEE IF YOU STILL GET THE MESSAGE.
(If you are charging you phone inside your house) First make sure you have power to the receptacle you are using. test this by plugging in a lamp or radio into the receptacle you will be using.
I own the same phone and I have found that the phone has a small rubber cover that goes over the charging port. It's hinged but I found that it has to be removed in order to charge it because the charger can't connect securely with the rubber cover on the phone.
(If your are using a mobile charger) I have observed that my phone has a short in the mobile charger also and changes the ring tone after I charge it. My phone rings 1/2 of the time and I have found that this is a fault of the mobile phone charger. It charges the phone w/o any problem but the connection from the mobile charger is loose. This shorts out something inside the phone and changes my ring tone automatically.