04-06-2011 10:17 AM
I've had this phone for just over a week, and I routinely let it charge over night. Last night I went to plug it in as per usual, and it displayed the clock app like it normally does, and in the morning my alarm went off as scheduled... When I picked up the phone and went to check my email I noticed the Battery Charge icon in the top left was still only at 50%! The phone had an solid 8 hour period to charge. I did a battery pull on the phone, let it sit for a minute, and when I put the battery back in the device turned on of it's own accord. Once it was booted up, I plugged it in to see that the battery life was now showing 40%! plugging it in to charge showed random ranges between 40-50%...
This phone is only a week old! what's going on?
04-06-2011 10:24 AM
Do you have an additional charger you can use to rule out the charger itself?
Maybe try using the USB cable to charge via your PC?
04-06-2011 10:28 AM
I am currently trying a charge VIA my PC... though it's a little unsettling that the charger that came with the BB (Which is really only a Power Over USB adapter for the wall) would already be defective after one week of usage...
The phone is now displaying 55% battery... so let's hope it works! Also, I have two different USB Cables I can attempt to charge it with.. One came with the Torch, the other is an older cable that uses the same interface. I have used this other cable before for syncing data and it works fine, though I'm not sure if that could affect the battery.