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  1. #1
    albert
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    I use an Ericsson 289LX with a battery that is old but works OK, but is
    showing signs of having less lasting power.

    I also have a second almost new 289 as a reserve, with an almost new
    battery. It has been sitting in the box for months. When I bought this
    second phone as a reserve, its battery worked fine and appeared quite strong
    and normal. I recently decided I exhange batteries (move my aging battery
    out of my regular phone and start using the one I had reserved). But this
    almost new battery was in a deeply discharged state and thus was completely
    dead.

    The Ericsson manual states that one should leave a deeply discharged battery
    connected to the charger (I have the standard charger that connects to the
    phone and came with the kit), and that will trickle charge the battery until
    it will act normally and take a regular charge cycle.

    Well, it doesn't seem to be happening. I have had it connected for almost
    48 hours - and my "in reserve" battery still appears dead.

    Is there any remedy I can use to get the battery to wake up and accept a
    charge? Or is my "almost new" reserve battery forever dead and useless?

    TIA
    albert




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  2. #2
    ato_zee
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    Re: is my battery toast?

    48 hours on charge should be more than enough, I suspect the battery,
    or charger, is duff. If the charger charges the other battery ok then
    it's probably ok. A cheap 5 quid voltmeter might tell you a bit more
    but if the battery is dead there is little you can do to revive it.

    On Tue, 14 Oct 2003 17:21:47 GMT, "albert" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >I use an Ericsson 289LX with a battery that is old but works OK, but is
    >showing signs of having less lasting power.
    >
    >I also have a second almost new 289 as a reserve, with an almost new
    >battery. It has been sitting in the box for months. When I bought this
    >second phone as a reserve, its battery worked fine and appeared quite strong
    >and normal. I recently decided I exhange batteries (move my aging battery
    >out of my regular phone and start using the one I had reserved). But this
    >almost new battery was in a deeply discharged state and thus was completely
    >dead.
    >
    >The Ericsson manual states that one should leave a deeply discharged battery
    >connected to the charger (I have the standard charger that connects to the
    >phone and came with the kit), and that will trickle charge the battery until
    >it will act normally and take a regular charge cycle.
    >
    >Well, it doesn't seem to be happening. I have had it connected for almost
    >48 hours - and my "in reserve" battery still appears dead.
    >
    >Is there any remedy I can use to get the battery to wake up and accept a
    >charge? Or is my "almost new" reserve battery forever dead and useless?
    >
    >TIA
    >albert





  3. #3
    albert
    Guest

    Re: is my battery toast?

    ato_zee

    Not what I was hoping, but I kinda figured that battery was history. Thanks
    for your help.

    albert



    "ato_zee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > 48 hours on charge should be more than enough, I suspect the battery,
    > or charger, is duff. If the charger charges the other battery ok then
    > it's probably ok. A cheap 5 quid voltmeter might tell you a bit more
    > but if the battery is dead there is little you can do to revive it.
    >
    > On Tue, 14 Oct 2003 17:21:47 GMT, "albert" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >I use an Ericsson 289LX with a battery that is old but works OK, but is
    > >showing signs of having less lasting power.
    > >
    > >I also have a second almost new 289 as a reserve, with an almost new
    > >battery. It has been sitting in the box for months. When I bought this
    > >second phone as a reserve, its battery worked fine and appeared quite

    strong
    > >and normal. I recently decided I exhange batteries (move my aging

    battery
    > >out of my regular phone and start using the one I had reserved). But

    this
    > >almost new battery was in a deeply discharged state and thus was

    completely
    > >dead.
    > >
    > >The Ericsson manual states that one should leave a deeply discharged

    battery
    > >connected to the charger (I have the standard charger that connects to

    the
    > >phone and came with the kit), and that will trickle charge the battery

    until
    > >it will act normally and take a regular charge cycle.
    > >
    > >Well, it doesn't seem to be happening. I have had it connected for

    almost
    > >48 hours - and my "in reserve" battery still appears dead.
    > >
    > >Is there any remedy I can use to get the battery to wake up and accept a
    > >charge? Or is my "almost new" reserve battery forever dead and useless?
    > >
    > >TIA
    > >albert

    >





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