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  1. #1
    Peter
    Guest
    Recently purchased (slightly used) V3. Phone works great, and battery used
    to last up to 3 days... until suddenly (in 2-3 days time) it went to barely
    1 day usage. The weird thing is that _both_ batteries (I have two) went at
    about the same time. I haven't changed my phone usage pattern (talktime
    etc). The only thing I can think of is that I loaded a coupla Java games
    into the phone via USB cable, and charged up phone at about the same time,
    and battery life went downhill shortly afterwards.

    What could have caused this?

    Peter





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  2. #2
    Guest

    Re: V3 battery woes

    Funny - a guy at work told me how his brother-in-law got a Razor as well and
    it wouldn't hold a charge.

    Just got mine 4 days ago and even leaving it on 24/7 the battery charge
    indicator indicates it has a 2/3 (6 days?)
    charge left on it, meaning it will be close to the 290 hr standby time
    advertised. Of course that was the first charge, so hopefully it will
    improve a bit.

    Maybe it was an earlier battery/hardware combo now corrected in the latest
    models.


    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Peter" <[email protected]>
    Newsgroups: alt.cellular.motorola
    Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2005 3:30 PM
    Subject: V3 battery woes


    > Recently purchased (slightly used) V3. Phone works great, and battery used
    > to last up to 3 days... until suddenly (in 2-3 days time) it went to

    barely
    > 1 day usage. The weird thing is that _both_ batteries (I have two) went at
    > about the same time. I haven't changed my phone usage pattern (talktime
    > etc). The only thing I can think of is that I loaded a coupla Java games
    > into the phone via USB cable, and charged up phone at about the same time,
    > and battery life went downhill shortly afterwards.
    >
    > What could have caused this?
    >
    > Peter
    >
    >




    "Peter" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Recently purchased (slightly used) V3. Phone works great, and battery used
    > to last up to 3 days... until suddenly (in 2-3 days time) it went to

    barely
    > 1 day usage. The weird thing is that _both_ batteries (I have two) went at
    > about the same time. I haven't changed my phone usage pattern (talktime
    > etc). The only thing I can think of is that I loaded a coupla Java games
    > into the phone via USB cable, and charged up phone at about the same time,
    > and battery life went downhill shortly afterwards.
    >
    > What could have caused this?
    >
    > Peter
    >
    >






  3. #3
    BruceR
    Guest

    Re: V3 battery woes

    The battery meter is not a linear indicator of time remaining. The
    charge meter winds down more quickly as the power drains. Sort of like
    the gas gauge in our cars.

    From:[email protected]
    [email protected]

    > Funny - a guy at work told me how his brother-in-law got a Razor as
    > well and it wouldn't hold a charge.
    >
    > Just got mine 4 days ago and even leaving it on 24/7 the battery
    > charge indicator indicates it has a 2/3 (6 days?)
    > charge left on it, meaning it will be close to the 290 hr standby time
    > advertised. Of course that was the first charge, so hopefully it will
    > improve a bit.
    >
    > Maybe it was an earlier battery/hardware combo now corrected in the
    > latest models.
    >
    >
    > ----- Original Message -----
    > From: "Peter" <[email protected]>
    > Newsgroups: alt.cellular.motorola
    > Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2005 3:30 PM
    > Subject: V3 battery woes
    >
    >
    >> Recently purchased (slightly used) V3. Phone works great, and
    >> battery used to last up to 3 days... until suddenly (in 2-3 days
    >> time) it went to barely 1 day usage. The weird thing is that _both_
    >> batteries (I have two) went at about the same time. I haven't
    >> changed my phone usage pattern (talktime etc). The only thing I can
    >> think of is that I loaded a coupla Java games into the phone via USB
    >> cable, and charged up phone at about the same time, and battery life
    >> went downhill shortly afterwards.
    >>
    >> What could have caused this?
    >>
    >> Peter
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
    >
    > "Peter" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> Recently purchased (slightly used) V3. Phone works great, and
    >> battery used to last up to 3 days... until suddenly (in 2-3 days
    >> time) it went to barely 1 day usage. The weird thing is that _both_
    >> batteries (I have two) went at about the same time. I haven't
    >> changed my phone usage pattern (talktime etc). The only thing I can
    >> think of is that I loaded a coupla Java games into the phone via USB
    >> cable, and charged up phone at about the same time, and battery life
    >> went downhill shortly afterwards.
    >>
    >> What could have caused this?
    >>
    >> Peter






  4. #4
    Peter
    Guest

    Re: V3 battery woes

    > Funny - a guy at work told me how his brother-in-law got a Razor as well
    > and
    > it wouldn't hold a charge.
    >
    > Just got mine 4 days ago and even leaving it on 24/7 the battery charge
    > indicator indicates it has a 2/3 (6 days?)
    > charge left on it, meaning it will be close to the 290 hr standby time
    > advertised. Of course that was the first charge, so hopefully it will
    > improve a bit.
    >
    > Maybe it was an earlier battery/hardware combo now corrected in the latest
    > models.


    I wonder if there is a newer flash/flex that improves battery life?
    Alternatively, how about hi-capacity batteries? OEM one is just 680mAh.

    Peter





  5. #5

    Re: V3 battery woes

    On Thu, 19 May 2005 18:30:41 +0300, "Peter" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Recently purchased (slightly used) V3. Phone works great, and battery used
    >to last up to 3 days... until suddenly (in 2-3 days time) it went to barely
    >1 day usage. The weird thing is that _both_ batteries (I have two) went at
    >about the same time. I haven't changed my phone usage pattern (talktime
    >etc). The only thing I can think of is that I loaded a coupla Java games
    >into the phone via USB cable, and charged up phone at about the same time,
    >and battery life went downhill shortly afterwards.
    >
    >What could have caused this?
    >
    >Peter


    You don't have the coffee cup icon showing constantly do you? Maybe a
    game is running in the background.

    Shut the phone off an pull the battery for a few minutes and try
    again. Don't touch any of the games and see what happens for a few
    days.

    I do see odd things happen from time to time with this phone that are
    fixed with a reboot.



  6. #6
    Peter
    Guest

    Re: V3 battery woes

    >>Recently purchased (slightly used) V3. Phone works great, and battery used
    >>to last up to 3 days... until suddenly (in 2-3 days time) it went to
    >>barely
    >>1 day usage. The weird thing is that _both_ batteries (I have two) went at
    >>about the same time. I haven't changed my phone usage pattern (talktime
    >>etc). The only thing I can think of is that I loaded a coupla Java games
    >>into the phone via USB cable, and charged up phone at about the same time,
    >>and battery life went downhill shortly afterwards.

    >
    > You don't have the coffee cup icon showing constantly do you? Maybe a
    > game is running in the background.


    Could be. I'll try a clean reboot and see what happens

    > I do see odd things happen from time to time with this phone that are
    > fixed with a reboot.


    Me too. Sometimes BT would shut down, and only reboot will fix this.

    Peter





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