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Topic # 113046 3-Jan-2013 18:20 Send private message

Phone is Huawei Ideos (HB4j1H), seemed fine this morning now its got a red light on the upper right corner when plugged in to charge, and nothing is happening.

I've looked everywhere on the internet, seems like other people have had this issue but no solutions. Any ideas? I'm happy to try anything, i.e. freezer, CRC, over charging etc etc.

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  Reply # 739843 3-Jan-2013 18:32 Send private message

I have a Huawei Ideos U8150 and I found that if the battery is completely flat you can only charge it from a mains adapter, not a USB port on a computer.



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  Reply # 739853 3-Jan-2013 18:55 Send private message

Even plugged into the mains it's just showing the red light. Do know someone with the same phone, so will try his battery when i get a chance.

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  Reply # 739957 3-Jan-2013 23:01 Send private message

I had this when I had one. I found if you leave it plugged in then after half an hour or so it'll USUALLY start working.

Also once the battery died completely and wouldn't charge at all it did this, see if it'll turn on without the battery in

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  Reply # 739965 3-Jan-2013 23:29 Send private message

Ick, seems poorly designed if it cant charge from dead on a PC USB port. Had a motorazr that did that, ended up hating it as a result since it would only charge from flat on _their_ mains charger.




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  Reply # 740031 4-Jan-2013 09:09 Send private message

Have had it plugged in to the mains overnight and NOTHING still. I've noticed that the red light turns off after a while, but unplugging and plugging back in brings it back. Bit odd.

Bit suspicious that its the battery. Usually when it goes flat it'd make this loud jingle then switch itself off. Nothing like that this time.

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  Reply # 740043 4-Jan-2013 09:21 Send private message

Have you tried completely removing the battery and reinserting? If the phone has frozen with the screen off it might show this behaviour.




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  Reply # 740062 4-Jan-2013 09:42 Send private message

Yeah the battery has been in and out quite a few times, plus i've tried removing the SIM and the micro usb. I've also tried a Nokia 6100 battery in it (same voltage and the + and - is in the right place), but nothing at all.

One thing i have noticed is the red light does the exact same thing if the battery isn't plugged in.

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