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Having a strange problem. I've had my EVO since launch day, been running Tommy T's Classic .06 for weeks. A couple days ago I walked by my phone on the charger and the screen looked odd, it was very dimly lit and the charge light wasn't on any more. Unplugged it, LED was blinking that I had unread mail, so it wasn't completely dead or anything.
It had been on the charger since the previous day and I'd used it several times that morning to check e-mails, text, etc with no issue. I don't think the screen was on when it happened. I tried tapping the screen, the home button, then pressing the power button.
Pressing the power button made it light up a little brighter, then pressing it again made it dimmer but not go off.
Tried holding down the power button, nothing. Finally pulled the battery and turned it back on, worked fine.

Today, same thing happened. After a battery pull it's back to normal again. I haven't installed any new programs lately, no changes, and I'm running the stock kernel from the ROM. No task killers or anything like that. It's never done this until the past couple days.

Hoping it's not dying on me, anyone have any suggestions?
 
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Are you on your original stock battery? Sounds like the voltage regulator in the battery maybe going bad and not letting the phone get the right amout of power or letting the phone know it is getting the power

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Possibly still using the original, I have a couple others I can try. Would that affect it while it was on the charger and fully charged?
 
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Yeah the voltage regulator does a few things, while charging it limits the input from wall to 3.7v or less so the battery doesnt burst while off charger it communicates between phone and battery to use more or less power while in use or idle etc, when it goes bad it fails to communicate properly and may not let the battery get enough power while charging. My stock crapped out on me about a month ago and all of a sudden, woke up one day and it would die within an hr of being unplugged plug it in and it would say it was at 78% then full in 10 mins

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