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Battery problem, try this.

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By kthejoker20, Senior Member on 13th June 2010, 06:28 PM
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With the phone in the on position.

Fully charge the battery with the phone on... (until the led turns green.)

Once the led turns green, unplug the charger until the led goes off.

After the led goes off, plug the charger back in. When the led turns green , power off the phone.

now.... with the phone fully powered off...

1. Unplug the charger.

2. Wait until led goes off.

3. Plug charger back in until the led turns green. When it turns green, unplug the charger again and go to step 1.

4. repeat steps 1 and 3, 10 times. This may take anywhere from 30 seconds to 30 mins per cycle. Typically only about 1 minute. though.


DO NOT DRAIN THE BATTERY. The goal is not to empty the battery and recharge like ni-cads (those have memory, these don't). These are lithiums, so we need to do the opposite...
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13th June 2010, 06:37 PM |#2  
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And lets all sing the hokie pokie and shout
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The cells were not charged evenly, so each cell holds different charges. So when you charge it, 1 cell may be 95% another 100 and 98 etc... so when you balance the cells, they function like they are suppose to.


this phone does not have a cell balancer built into it.
13th June 2010, 06:42 PM |#4  
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Re: Battery problem, try this.
So charge, wait til its almost dead, charge again til full, then do the process w the phone off?

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Re: Battery problem, try this.
I'm sorry this guide doesn't really make much sense. the led won't be on if the phone is unplugged so how will I know if its on Orange or not? also is the phone on or off when I'm doing this?

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changed the instructions on top, i suck at writing.
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I suppose this might explain why sometimes my phone plunges to about 90% almost immediately after taking it off the charger, but then battery decreases at a "normal" rate after that?
13th June 2010, 09:44 PM |#8  
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So were reconditioning our batteries...
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I'm 99.9% sure the battery is single cell...it wouldn't make sense to have a dual cell 3.7v LiPo unless you wanted heavy discharge.

I don't see how this will make any charge other than the phone not topping the battery off...which in that case an external charger would do a much better job is so.
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I tried this and my battery has been holding steady at 100% with the screen off for the last five minutes so something worked.
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So is this a one time thing to re-condition the battery or will we have to do this more then once

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