My battery will be dead in about 8 hrs. is this normal?? im not using it much because im working and usually end up charging it all night then once again before i go to work. should i just get a new battery and if so how much do they cost?? i just bought this BB in june and i already had to send it out for repairs.
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Good afternoon linzdek and Paolo,
You may look for a spare like Paolo suggested however I say, be aware that these batteries are cheap (as in low priced) knock-offs from that may not be as long-lasting as you'd expect. I did this with my old Nokia E75 and let me tell you, no battery is as good as the original from the manufacturer. I would pay the 60-70$ in a heartbeat for an extra battery, knowing this now.
It can also be a charging issue. I bought a Blackberry in May and by Early September even after an all night charge my blackberry 9300 would completely discharge i less than 6 hours. I also bought a new battrey but had the same problem and it was suggested that I buy a new charger but the same problem persisted.
Now here is the funny thing I noticed that when I put blackberry for charging using a wall socket there is very low frequency noise coming feom the charger plug both old and the new one.
On a hunch I used my Iphone charger plug instead of the Blackberry charger and then there was no problem.
I have observed that by phone is now holding the charge for longer periods and is impoving so far I have tested that the charge lasts for up to 12-13 hours (minimum) when set on 3G network.
However I must point out that I only started doing this since last week I will need to watch it at least for a month to confirm that the problem lies in the blackberry charger plug for the will socket.
I'm having the same problem right now. I bought my phone in September. It has been only 3 months. I noticed that for the last 3 days now whenever I go home from work, my phone is dead. I remember charging it the night before, but it is dead the following day. It is very strange because I hardly use it when I'm at work. Is this a blackberry phone problem? I've had different phones which I had to charge often, but this one is bad.
I remember hearing from other people that 3G also uses up the battery a lot. Do we really need 3G? I'm thinking of turning it off to see if it helps, but I'm still trying to figure out how to turn it off.