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New Member
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-28-2008
My Device: Not Specified

short battery life

hi,

 

BB Bold of owner for 2 weks.

 

battery is draining after a work day, i have to charge it during day. any ideas to increase battery life? (just switched of 3G and trying 2G)

 

a new problem that i faced today is i canot charge it via USB connected to my work PC. i haven't experienced such problem for 2 weeks. when i connect it to USB it charges for 3 seconds and stop charging.

 

i also cannot see the indicator light blinking or the clock.

 

any ideas?

Contributor
Posts: 41
Registered: ‎08-26-2008
My Device: Blackberry 9000 Bold

Re: short battery life

At least yours is working at work. I took mine in today for the first time since i got it (I was on holiday for a week) and there is no Network in my office! All day at work it had the red SOS! Whats the point of having a mobile at work if it isnt working?  Not happy at all! 

 

I have tried doing the only 2G thing but all that does is make the phone stop working completely!

New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-28-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: short battery life

Battery life is not good at all. Have 3g on. The phone only last 9 hours. Most deal with email and MSN. GPS off.
New Member
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-28-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: short battery life

2G solution worked fine, browsing and transfer spped is reasonable.

 

For two days i have been experiencing USB chaarging problems.

 

When i connect via USB it charges for 3 secs and stops. İ cannot see any clock or charging indicator(blinking light or thunder icon)

 

i tried both front and back USB ports and several computers, didn't work out.

 

any ideas?

New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎09-02-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: short battery life

I noticed that in the beginning the battery life was quite lousy.

But after a week of usage, the battery seems to be lasting alot longer...

bout 2 days of heavy usage... using it as a music player as well.

 

Maybe try using the phone til its battery runs out and charging it 12-14hrs (without using it)

Contributor
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎09-03-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: short battery life

I experienced the same problem but then took the battery out and in again then it worked fine!  Very strange...

New Contributor
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎09-03-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: short battery life

Hi, i'm not feeling well for the battery life. My bold  run 12 hrs with 3G, GPS, browsing and about 1 hour of talking.

 

New Contributor
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎09-09-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: short battery life

try taking your battery out for at least 30 seconds and then returning it. this solved my problem, but I thik also some applications require being actually closed from the options menue otherwise they continue to work draining battery.

just a guess

New Contributor
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎08-18-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: short battery life

I experienced the same exact thing with my BB bold. It would only hold a charge for maybe a day. I turend in the battery for a replacement, it seems to work ok now. There is no coverage in my workplace, so I was told the phone will constantly search for a signal, therefore draining the battery.

 

I can't seem to activate the voice dialling, any idea's?

New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎10-22-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: short battery life

I just bought a 1700mAh battery (original is 700mAh) from www.datakits.co.uk for £17 delivered.  Hope it will deal with the problem although not solve it.