BB Curve 8900 :: Device Not Charging - Battery Level Does Not Change
Nov 4, 2009
I have a 3 month old 8900 that's recently started behaving in an odd manner:I plug it in to charge, with the phone on and all the radios on, and the yellow flash charging icon is present on the battery icon. But maybe 8 hours later (overnight) the battery level has not changed.
I fiddle about a bit: maybe unplug it and plug it back in; maybe turn it off and on; maybe pull the battery; maybe charge it for a short while in standby; and eventually the phone starts to take charge and perhaps after an hour is at 100% from, say, 50%.I'm not sure exactly what I've done, if anything, to kick it into charging, but it does appear as if that's what I've done.
My Motorola Charm's battery life went all the way to 0% because I couldn't get to my charger in time, but now everytime I try plugging it into the charger, it won't charge up. I even tried charging it for 2 days, and still the screen says 0%, and the phone won't turn on no matter what.
Happens a lot with the car charger, it's the one from Seidio.I know it's not the charger because it also happened with the stock charger.Battery feels warm. If I put it up against the AC with the battery door off it charges again.. Might be related.
I have an HTC model, the S640 "Iris" on Telus network, which exhibits an odd battery level behavior. Rebooting (or turning it on from an off state) causes a significant drop in battery level of about 15% each time which seems excessive.I'm wondering what users of other HTC devices are getting when they perform a similar action. Would readers please share their experience in the following simple test?
1. Fully charge the battery with phone on. (This ensures a 100% charge at start. I'm assuming you are charging the battery while inside the phone.) 2. Unplug charger. (Make sure to do this.) 3. Reboot. (Off followed immediately by on.) 4. What is the battery level? (For accuracy, this should be the percent level, not the number of bars on the home screen.)
I get an average of 84%. You don't have to do this several times as I did but the range I got was 73 to 88% with majority being in the mid-80s.As a little bit of variant, if I charged the battery with phone off during step 1, I end up with a tad less than 84% indicating the battery acquires extra charge if phone was on.Either way, if repeated without recharging back up to 100%, it drops by around 15% each time all the way down to near zero. With some other tests I have performed, I theorize it is not a "real" 15% drop (for example, it takes far less time to recharge back up to 100% than if the 15% drop was caused by actual airtime/standby). At this early stage of testing, I suspect the battery meter is involved but not necessarily the sole culprit - it could be wrongly interacting with electronics within the battery. Perhaps it is the software which retains the lowest point in the momentary negative spike as the new baseline when establishing the battery level. I believe the lithium energy store per se is fine.
At 15% drop for each reboot, whether "real" or not, is of concern in the following manner. The phone behaves as if the new lower level is true. So when the level reaches near zero through repeated reboots, it will not last too long - I have found that to be true. Suppose you reboot several times in a day such as during meetings or some social engagement. The device reaches critically low battery level much sooner than expected particularly if you were unaware of this rebooting phenomenon. That could cause an inconvenient situation let alone during a need to use the phone in an emergency.
Does this ever happen to a blackberry 8900? My battery was so low so i decided to charge the battery and this is the first time that a picture of a white battery with a blue thing in it what does it mean?
I've never had any issues with my BlackBerry...no charging issues, no on/off issues but yesterday I turned off my Curve to remove the SIM card to check out my daughter's Pearl. When I replaced my SIM back into my Curve and replaced the battery nothing happened. The phone was charged prior to this...at about 75%. I've removed the battery again and don't see anything wrong i.e. nothing on gold connection bars and the phone's gold prongs are not bent. No water damage either. But, whenever I hold down the "end" button nothing happens. I've tried charging with a wall charger to no avail. The phone is about a year old, granted, but it is well taken care of. Any suggestions?
My blackberry 8900 isnt charging anymore. I tried different chargers from friends and nothing worked. Even USB data cable doesn't work. The battery is Ok because I could recharge it separately in other phones. the indicator of charging goes on for 2 seconds when I pull out the charger from the phone. I ordered another original wall charger and I will see whether it would work or not.
The phone doesnt stay on. Unless the charger is in the phone, it says, "battery drain, now shutting down". I've bought a new battery and that doesnt change it. Sometimes I play around with the phone and the battery is not low battery and works until I take the battery out of the phone. Then it just goes to low battery again. I dont know what needs to be changed or what needs to be done.
What's the best os you've used for your best battery life. I have a friend who complains that he gets horrible battery life. Him and I doing the same things, the same time, I have way more battery life on my BlackBerry bold. Hmmm. Can anyone let me know what's a good os for him to use to get the best battery life?
I took a 21 hr trip w/ no recharge. Battery completely drained. Since then...
-BB will not charge. -I have BB desk manager, have removed battery and replaced, purchased new battery, purchased new a/c cord. -charging does not work via USB to PC, USB to Auto, USB to A/C. any suggestions? -Unit has never been wet, nor dropped. -Carrier is T-Mobile
I just JB my iphone and trying to manually change the battery logo when the iphone charges. I SSH into this location on the phone: /System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app/ And then replace the icons BatteryBG_1.png up to BatteryBG_17.png but after its done copying and replacing its still displaying the old green battery pic. Any ideas whats up?
i have collected probably 15 different chargers the last couple of years that I use at various locations to charge my Blackberry, iPhone, and a couple of Samsung Google Nexus Phones. That is every device other than the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and the Torch before that. I get the familiar message "the charging source connected to your blackberry device cannot charge your battery", except when connected to RIM manufactured charger or fortunately the USB port on my laptop. How in the world can every phone other than RIM's Blackberry take a charge from the various power sources without problem. I had the problem to some degree on the Torch, but figured RIM would catch on and get it fixed. Now I have the new Bold 9900 and it does not even work on my trusted 12V car charger. If 4 or 5 different devices work with multiple chargers and the Bold 9900 does not work on any it has to be a RIM and BLACKBERRY problem.Maybe the guys in Waterloo are just totally insulated from the rest of the world and only own BlackBerry phones with Blackberry chargers and believe there is not a problem. At least it appear that way with this charger issue and several other issues, but I won't get deeper into that here?
I updated my Bold 9700 OS to 18.104.22.1682 about 2 weeks ago. Everything was working fine up until Saturday, charging 1 minute then the next nothing, tried wall charger, car charger and also through the computer...nothing . This is the message the phone displays "The charging source connected to your Blackberry device cannot charge your battery."
The lightning icon is there but the battery level does not increase.I cant downgrade the OS since the computer doesnot recognize the device, I constantly get an error message. "Usb device has malfunctioned."
When I connect through USB port to recharge, I get a message on the blackberry that says something to the effect: "The device you are connected to is not capable of charging your battery." I am able to charge by connecting directly to the 115 V AC plug but not via computer.
Just got myself a BB 8900, however it dosent seem to have any device memory, i have looked under memory in the options menu and it doesnt say anything about device memory and when i connect it to my PC i cannot find the phone on my computer unless i have a memory card pluged in,
I woke up this morning with my blackberry turned off, I tried turning it on and the red led light just came on then came off. I tried connecting to my computer and I wasn't being recognized at all, I took out the battery and tried again. This time is said unknown device found but couldn't install the device properly. I tried to manually install the drivers but no luck. The phone will stay red when connect to my computer but will pause and try to connect again
I also was trying to follow the steps to rebooting the OS using APP LOADER but can't USB connection isn't even in the drop down menu. Is there anything I can do to fix this issue? Thanks.
I wonder if you can help me, I charge my phone in its dock every night in the bedroom. I have got it to turn into bedside mode when charging. Trouble is if I keep then phone on I receive notification sounds when recieving emails etc. If I turn the phone off and docked I get a solid green light which lights up the room when fully charged. So any info on the following: 1.Can I disable the green LED when charging? 2. Can I configure Bedside mode to go into silent? 3. Can I schedule silent mode to come on/off at a certain time?
Recently sometime when I plug my phone into the wall charger or USB cord to charge it, the phone doesn't show its charging. I first thought it was the wall socket i had it in but that didn't matter. I would reboot the phone turn it off and on and nothing works. My phone is new barely got it beginning of May and i leave the charger in one place i don't move it around so its odd for the phone to be doing that.
The problem is that my battery indicator stays full all the time. Battery life is OK (2-3 days) but is very annoying cause I don't know the battery level. It pass from max level directly to 1line and shortly the phone switch off.I tried 3 kind of firmwares (including last one 410.21.010), charging phone in different ways, different chargers, hard reset etc. and nothing.The phone is new (2 weeks of use) but no warranty.Any solution?
So, I opted to do a restore on the new iPhone 4 from a 3G running iOS4 image. Everything seems to have restored just fine but I've noticed that the battery level percentage isn't being reported on the top of the screen. I've crawled through the settings and can't find anything on changing this.Was wondering if anyone else had run into this or if I'm going to need to bite the bullet and build the phone up from scratch. To be honest this shouldn't be necessary, but could be my only option.
BTW, my reason for doing the restore is simply a matter of data. I have several apps that contain 2 or more years of information. Most have a "save/restore" feature but several don't. Even those that do have their own unique way of saving which will add time to building the new phone.
My battery level was around the 50% mark, and then I went to lok at my gallery and whilst I was viewing pics it dropped straight away to 1% and told me to charge my phone..........So I plug in the charger and it goes straight back to 47%. It has done this twice, why?
First of all, I want to appologize as this is a pretty stupid question. I'm brand new to the blackberry and just don't want to ruin my new phone! So I plugged it in to charge it (The little lightning bolt was in the battery bar thing) but upon coming back about an hour later, it said "low battery". I checked under options and it said 2% remaining. It's just plugged into the wall via the cord given to me. It lights up when its plugged in, I just dont get why its not charging!
Last night my battery was low. So i put it in the charge before i went to sleep and today morning my alram didnt went off annyways than i looked at the plug and the switch was off. so i am assuming i neva put on charge. Now its been on charge for an hour and it just wont turn on I connect it and the LED lights stays for a minute and then i get this empty jug with blue bolt sign saying its charging.
My observation is that REBOOT issue some how related to battery level reader s/w or something. because as soon as battery level goes below 80%(approx), device start rebooting and after some reboots it shows battery level in "red'.
Remove battery put back and 80% cases reboot cycle stops and battery level is normal. However it remains for some time only. try to make/recv call and it starts rebooting again.
my battery level drops suddenly from 15% to 1%.but when i connect to the charger it starts from 15%.did everything i can.reinstalled firmware 3 time.2 time with SEUS and one with the pc companion.went to the SE shop and changed the battery and got a new battery too, coz i had warranty. but the problem is still there since 5 months back?
Is there a way (or an application) to show the battery level?Yesterday it did not boot properly, after some time it did and showed a red battery.i left it on the wall charger over night, but maybe it did not charge properly, it took some tries until it booted.now the battery symbol is white, but empty, makes no sense to me.is there a way to show a percentage?
I am facing a strange issue my Xperia neo is powering off the phone when battery level falls below 30%. First I thought its my oversight seeing the battery level but today again as I was typing a msg, the phone gave me warning battery level 1% and just got off. When I connected it to charnger and turned it on the battery level was indicating 28% power left. Can it be because of any application? I am using Juice defender as well.
I notice in some screen shots that people post that they have a Battery Level Indicator. I have seen these on the graphs from settings/about phone/battery usage.I don't have this indicator. The only time I see a battery level is when charging.
I fell asleep and I guess my battery was low because when I woke up the phone was dead. I plugged it in and the red light turned on, so I thought it would be charging. It has been plugged in for about 2 hours and nothing. I try to turn it on and it won't turn on. I tried taking the battery out for a few minutes and putting it back in - it still won't turn on. The only thing that happens is the red light just stays on. It doesn't blink or anything, it just stays on. I'm very new to the world of Blackberries, I just got this phone about a week and a half ago.
I lost my wall-wort charger @ my dads place last week. I've been using my computer and USB cable to charge every since. The problem is after I come back to the phone after a few hours of charging (or overnight), the phone is locked up with a solid red LED. It takes a battery pull to clear it.Has anyone else seen it? I was lucky to wake up for work this morning.