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Registered: ‎02-19-2013
My Device: curve 8520
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Blackberry curve, battery died now not charging but solid red light appears when plugged into usb

Help! My blackberry battery completely died last night, so i brought it into work this mornignt o charge at my computer but nothing happens except a solid red light appears when plugged in to charge.

I have tried litterally EVERYTHING, including removing the battery, sim and sd card for long periods of time, with and without the charger inserted, heating the phone and parts seperately on a radiator to maybe 'kick start' battery, and pretty much EVERYTHING else I've read up on on similar forums.


it just simply is not working Smiley Sad is there anything i can do to fix it or is it well and truly done for?

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Re: Blackberry curve, battery died now not charging but solid red light appears when plugged into usb

Hi and Welcome to the Community!


Fully draining these batteries is not recommended...it can actually damage them, and render them useless (in the most extreme cases).

Please try this sequence...note that, throughout the entire 4h15m process, your BB must remain connected to a known-good wall charger (not PC USB):

  1. With the battery inside, connect your BB to the wall charger
  2. Leave it alone for 2 hours, no matter what the LED or the display does
  3. Remove the battery
  4. Wait 15 minutes
  5. Insert the battery
  6. Wait another 2 hours, no matter what the LED or the display does

This has been known to "kick start" some BBs.

It is also possible that your battery or BB has experienced a problem...to test, this sequence is needed:

  1. Obtain a known good and already fully charged additional battery...use it in your BB and see what happens
  2. Obtain access to a known good and identical BB...use your battery in it and see what happens

The results of this will indicate if it's your BB or your battery that has the problem.

Good luck and let us know!

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