04-21-2011 03:37 PM - edited 04-21-2011 03:43 PM
I just got my BB curve 9300 about a month ago. I noticed the battery dies when it still has 30-40% life in it. It doesn't even give me a notification or anything. It's on one minute and I look the next and it's off. It will only turn back on if I stick it on the charger and charge it. This becomes a problem when I depend on it as an alarm in the morning or if I'm going to be out all day. I close my applications and everything. I don't think that would be a problem in this case anyways since the battery seems to still have 30-40% life in it. Does anyone else have this problem? Could this be the battery or the phone?
04-21-2011 03:56 PM
The Blackberry is designed to be reset by removing the battery whilst the device is powered-on. Leave the battery out for a minute or 2. So try this first.
See if that resolves the problem.
Couple of points to bear in mind.
My new out-of-the-box battery was faulty. Fortuneatly, the assistant tried to charge it in the shop, reailsed it was faulty and replaced it.. Don't leave the shop if it needs a new battery, without testing it.
Always charge the battery fully and don't keep charging it "just in case," let it run right down.
The quick discharge of a battery could be due to a fault, but it could also be caused by running multiple applications often by accident. A classic is one of the battery extending apps; they run constantly. Always physically close an app, browser etc by Menu > Close (or exit) whilst in the app.
Also, don't have BlueTooth turned on when you are not paired to another device.
04-21-2011 04:24 PM
I would agree to everything you said if the battery was actually dying like it should. Considering it shows that it still has 30-40% battery and I don't even get a notification when it has a low battery, I feel as though it has something to do with the phone.
I just called my phone carrier and they told me it is probably a software problem. So they are sending me a replacment phone and I have to send mine in.
Thank you so much for your help though!! Keep on keepin on
04-21-2011 05:37 PM
I have learned differently about the Li-Ion batteries, there is no need to charge fully each time to 100%, and you should NOT discharge them fullly each time below 15%.
It is explained in my link here, with many good charging tips:
PIN: C0001B7B4 Display/Scan Bar Code
PIN: C0005A9AA Display/Scan Bar Code
04-22-2011 04:22 AM
Everyday's a school day so thank you for that.
I'll put the shop right next time I'm in town.