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Registered: ‎12-07-2012
My Device: Curve 9300
My Carrier: Rogers

battery replaced but drains FAST (curve9300)

Hi - I listen to audiobooks on my commute. Worked fine for a year, but battery life has faded. Now, even with a new battery charged all night, I only got 10 minutes of play back in the morning. I don't use other apps, make few calls & emails. What's my next step?
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Re: battery replaced but drains FAST (curve9300)

Try this:


Leave the device to charge 2-3 hours, and then, still connected to the charging cable, remove the the battery from the device a few seconds and reinsert it.  Do this the next couple of days.


Often, even with a new battery, the 'on-device' battery will get off-sync with the actual battery charge. The battery could be charged at 100%, but the device "sees" only 50% charge.


Don't drain your battery daily to 5-15%, always top off when you can. Get an extra charger, even for 10 minutes charge during a day, that can be be the extra two hours you need. Draining the battery kills the battery faster.

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New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎12-07-2012
My Device: Curve 9300
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: battery replaced but drains FAST (curve9300)

Thanks. So far this has extended the media play time to about an hour. I'll keep trying for a day or two.