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By NewSPV, Member on 13th October 2006, 11:24 AM
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I have noticed something strange happening with my phone. I have started charging it every night now so that it will be fully charged the next day.

When it is fully charged, I turn it off completely to save the battery, and to stop noisy email alerts. In the morning I turn the phone back on and it says 73% battery level, despite being turned off overnight, so nothing should be draining the battery.

If I leave the phone on Standby overnight the battery level is always 90%+ the next morning.

What the hell is going on? Does anyone else notice this quirk?
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13th October 2006, 05:15 PM |#2  
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You can try another battery and oberve if the problem would still occur..
13th October 2006, 09:02 PM |#3  
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It could have something to do with the difference in temperature? In the morning it's coooled off and maybe that does something with the measurement?
23rd October 2006, 05:45 PM |#4  
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Did you put ur fone into flight mode.
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Originally Posted by NewSPV

Hi

I have noticed something strange happening with my phone. I have started charging it every night now so that it will be fully charged the next day.

When it is fully charged, I turn it off completely to save the battery, and to stop noisy email alerts. In the morning I turn the phone back on and it says 73% battery level, despite being turned off overnight, so nothing should be draining the battery.

If I leave the phone on Standby overnight the battery level is always 90%+ the next morning.

What the hell is going on? Does anyone else notice this quirk?

Huh, I've never heard of that before, but then I never turn mine off. When you say "turn it off" I am assuming it is when you hold down the off button for a few seconds and answer yes to "really" turn it off. I think its very strange that it uses more power off than in standby. Maybe you have come across a nasty hardware bug. Keep us posted.
23rd October 2006, 10:51 PM |#6  
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Huh, I've never heard of that before, but then I never turn mine off. When you say "turn it off" I am assuming it is when you hold down the off button for a few seconds and answer yes to "really" turn it off. I think its very strange that it uses more power off than in standby. Maybe you have come across a nasty hardware bug. Keep us posted.

Yes I do mean holding down until it tells you data may be lost are you sure.

And it is still doing it. If I fully charge my phone at night and then leave it on standby the next morning the battery gauge will say something like 96%.

If I turn it off, it is always under 80% the next morning, this makes no sense. I leave the phone in standby now with the volume off, and the backlight and power set to switch off.

I keep it in a cradle now, this is a stock photo, not my phone in the cradle.
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24th October 2006, 12:46 AM |#7  
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Charge your battery to FULL, then take it out of the phone when going to sleep, when you WAKE up, put the battery in, if it's at 100% or 99% then it's your PHONE. If it's at 96% like you said before then it's your BATTERY.
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Memory card draining power
This was a ROM bug on i-mate JAMin on the first ROM versions that was available. A memory card inserted will drain power from the device. What brand do you have and do you have a memory card inserted ?
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