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Wannabe Geek


Topic # 62319 3-Jun-2010 22:14
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My phone has started playing up and keeps beeping and showing the battery as charging when it's clearly not.
My main problem is that due to it thinking it's charging the lights won't go off - which are killing my battery and making my phone quite unreliable in that after a couple of days from charge it goes from 3 bars to low battery to dead in the space off a few hours - not good when you are ready to give birth at any moment!!!

I first thought it was a problem with the menu's but have made all the lights settings to Always Off yet it's still showing the lights on 24/7.

Has this happened to anyone else? Any ideas on how to resolve it?

I'm not keen to PAY someone to do it as it's an older phone but am hoping it'll last me until the CDMA telecom network ends.

Thanks for your time and hopefully your help :)

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  Reply # 338080 3-Jun-2010 22:27
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Wouldnt be worth paying anyone to look at it. Would suggest you have had your moneys worth out of a phone that old - count yourself lucky it lasted this long!!




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  Reply # 338082 3-Jun-2010 22:29
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not much you can do at a user level, I would recommecnd, remove battery and reinsert to ensure there is no miscommnication between the battery and phone.
THen I would try charging via the alternate port, if you use the "bar" pop port charginf socket make sure the port is clean and clear of any debris. If you use the pin charger ensure the pin socket is not damaged. Other than that it could be damage to the circuit board as a result of liquid / water damage, It is one of the symptoms of a liquid damage I have seen before. If all the other options dont work you could attempt to dis assemble the phone yourself (tri screwdriver required) look for any corrosion / white chalky substances on the circuit board, clean it off and then re assemble

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 338084 3-Jun-2010 22:31
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To be honest this sounds like liquid damaged based on the symptoms you are describing.

Either buy another CDMA device of trademe or the likes, or think about upgrading to XT?

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  Reply # 338086 3-Jun-2010 22:35
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Beaten to it ^^

:)

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Wannabe Geek


Reply # 345179 25-Jun-2010 12:14
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Thanks guys (and gals?)

Sorry it has taken me so long to come back and reply.

Last time it did it - after being charged the night before - I decided to put the charger back in and remove it and it's been working fine since.

And interesting you mention water damage....my daughter had put the end of the phone into her mouth before I noticed the problem Embarassed
Seems I need to hide my phone in better places than under the couch cushions lol

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