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    reikione
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    I have a V710. Itis aboout 14 months old and the battery doesn't hold a charge very well lately. I ordered a new battery. How should I charge? I am a newbie with cell phones. Right now, whether it needs it or not, I put it on the charger every night. In the car, too. Is this good or should I wait until it is almost gone?

    Also, should I turn it off every night? Someone said I should do that once in a while because when I turn it back on, it is like rebooting and new 'software'? is downloaded? I don't really understand that, but that is what someone said. Thanks.


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    Re: Battery doesn't hold a charge well

    As far as the charging process goes, newer lithium-ion batteries have no memory effect like the old nickel batteries used to so just a good full complete charge the first couple of times will condition your battery, after that you can charge it whenever you need to, it will not hurt it if you charge it everynight, i usually don't charge it in the car unless i really need to.

    It's good to turn your phone off and on at least once a week to reset your software and keep it running smoothly just like a PC.

    here's some good reading on batteries maintenance that i always post when the subject comes up. The Battery University

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    Re: Battery doesn't hold a charge well

    thanks. I believe this phone has the newer style batteries. I spoke with someone today who did say that charging in the car can kill the battery..(??)



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    Re: Battery doesn't hold a charge well

    Quote Originally Posted by reikione
    thanks. I believe this phone has the newer style batteries. I spoke with someone today who did say that charging in the car can kill the battery..(??)

    that's not true.

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    Re: Battery doesn't hold a charge well

    Thanks...



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    Re: Battery doesn't hold a charge well

    Quote Originally Posted by reikione
    .... I spoke with someone today who did say that charging in the car can kill the battery..(??)
    That would only be true if there was something seriously wrong with the car's electrical system, and the breaker fuse in the car charger failed to work. Car chargers (at least the OEM ones), have a fuse in them that will fry if too much voltage is put to it. Or you happened to be using a third party car charger that didn't have a fuse in it, then that very well could cause harm, should the car's electrical system go wonky.

    Now of course all bets are off should the car's electrical system were to get struck lightening while grounded.



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    Battery doesn't hold a charge well

    I bought a cheap replacement battery.....did not hold....so bought the oem samsung battery and still not charging. Cleaned contacts.....is it time to replace phone???



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    Re: Battery doesn't hold a charge well

    Is this a common problem? Many cell phones I've had work fabulously at first and then after a year or two stop being able to hold a charge. And am I better off getting a new battery or just getting a new phone?

    I also keep my phone on the charger when I'm home (I don't own a car), especially now that it dies in a matter of hours.



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    Re: Battery doesn't hold a charge well

    Change your adapter or the connection or the battery. My charger also can not work either after eight months. it depends on u whether to turn it off or keep on. if your charge the battery anytime, of course the battery will not perform very well. The old has to give way to the new.



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