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Phone dies quickly after charging

Can i find out why my phone dies out after i fully charge the Battery?

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  • furkidhome Nov 21, 2007

    My Razr dies very quickly after charging...even when it's turned off. It may last one day on with little to no use and possibly a day and a half turned off. I've changed battery and charger to no avail. Nancy

  • Slim25 Dec 03, 2007

    I have the same problem. A brand new battery and charger the battery charged over night lasts only 1 day. I had a cell tech look at it and he said it had old software so he updated it. Now the battery lasts 2 days with little or no use. The phone is 5 months old, when new it lasted 4-5 days easy with lite use. The problem is the phone thinks the battery is low, but it's not. When the phone was new and the battery was low I'd plug it in and the battery symbol would show 1 red bar flashing. Now I use it for an hour after the phone starts beeping and the battery symbol shows red and says low battery (to make sure it's ran down). But when I plug in the charger in the battery symbol shows 2 bars green? This tells me that the phone thinks the battery has over half charge left? I sent it away to have it serviced by Motorola, they sent it back with a new screen and supposed new software? It still won't hold a charge for more than 2 days and it starts beeping! I know what the problem is, but I guess Motorola doesn't now how to fix it!

  • Sdkooll Feb 28, 2009

    I have the same problem with my Motorola Razr. Its not the battery. I bought a new battery and it did the same thing so I took the battery back and they gave me another one and it did the same thing. Its a Motorola thing. I have had problems with every Motorola I have had. They just make junk phones. I think I am going to try an LG next time. My friends all have had good luck with them.



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It would be helpful to know just how quickly the battery is going flat, and I'm assuming there's no history of the phone having been damaged, but... Try swapping the battery for one from a friend's phone. If that cures the problem, you need to buy a new battery (they don't last forever). Otherwise, try charging the battery fully in a friend's phone using their charger, then see how long it lasts. If this lasts much longer, the problem is that the phone/charger combination isn't charging the battery properly. Mix and match chargers and handsets (mark which are yours before you start, or you will get mixed up) to identify where the problem lies. If the battery isn't old and tired, and the phone is charging it properly, then the problem must be that the phone is drawing excessive current. This could be because you've got it set up to do some power-hungry thing (backlight continuously on, playing MP3s or FM, promiscuously Bluetoothing or IR communicating, etc). Shut down all the functions you don't actually need at the time and see if that makes any different. Once you've eliminated all those, you're left with the liklihood that the phone has a fault which is making it draw excess current. Not good news, but at least you've eliminated all the other possibilities. A.

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  • Anonymous Jul 25, 2007

    Addon to paragraph 3 line 2: " long it lasts in your phone".

  • Anonymous Jul 27, 2007

    "about an hour" doesn't sound much like the "power-hungry application".

    Sounding more like "old and tired battery" (which isn't a tragedy) or "defective phone or charger" (a bigger problem).





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What is supposed to be the expected battery life of this phone? How often does one need to get a new battery? I've had a similar problem. It keeps going down to low battery usually after 20 min. of talking or a couple of hours sitting. Then I go to charge it and the battery shows as charge complete in about 20min. When it starts to think it's low again It will keep beeping that it has a low battery, which is so annoying. It used to go out a few hours after that, but now it doesn't go out for almost a day, and I have to keep hearing that beeping if I want to let the battery die down completely before recharging. Anyway, what I'm thinking is, if you have a problem similar to this, maybe it's not actually the battery, but software or firmware in the phone. Because for me it seems that it just keeps saying that the battery is low even when it is not, unless it's plugged into the charger. And how annoying indeed- it would be nice if you could turn the low battery audio alert off.

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I had this same problem months ago on my Motorola C261. The battery dies quickly after charging. The battery was only lasting me a day. I solved the problem by cleaning the electrical contacts on the battery and cellphone (i.e. where the battery makes contact) with a pencil eraser.

Initially, I tried all of the solutions offered online (e.g. using a new battery, using different chargers, and charging from home & work), but that didn't work.

I remembered that electrical cleaning tip from reading the manual --yes, someone actually reads the manual-- of my home cordless phone.

So far, I have charged the phone over 20 times now without any more battery problems.

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I have the same thing as the rest of you my v3 will not last a day and i have put two new batteries in it what next??

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Battery takes about an hour before dies out

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try wiping off the connections n hold button down for a min.

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SOURCE: Battery will not fully or will not charge

Whenever you first purchase a device you must charge the phone fully otherwise if you charge it partially an then use it it will never charge good. You may need new battery see if youe warranty covers it \. If you are within 30 days of purchase you can exchange it at no cost!

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