V620 battery problems

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Good morning/afternoon/evening....

Bought a V620 two weeks ago today, recharged the battery upon purchase,
recharged it again when battery died etc - all in all, I've recharged
the battery about four times.

However, the most recent charge took over twelve hours (I don't know
the precise time - I had to go to bed the recharge was taking so long)
and just after four hours of use, I lost a bar in my battery power
indicator.

I rarely use bluetooth and had it switched off for the last few days.

Upon purchase, I was advised to recharge the battery for about sixteen
hours but the manual said that once the phone indicates the battery is
fully charged, it is fully charged therefore I switched the recharger
off when the phone said that the battery was fully recharged.

This is the sort of behaviour I expect from an elderly battery.
Has anyone else had similar problems with the V600/V620?

Fr Hackett
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.motorola (More info?)

    Steve wrote:
    > Normally takes 3 hours to fully charge and then battery will run 2-3
    days on
    > a charge assuming about 1 hour talktime per day, no Bluetooth, no
    gaming, no
    > MMS, no texting, no WAP. I
    > n other words, the phone is in "standby".
    >
    > If it isn't lasting a day, battery is probably bad.

    I use my phone rarely - certainly not one hour talktime per day.
    First one or two charges adhered to the three or so hours you quote but
    the charge it had a couple of days ago (which I referred to in my
    original message) was at least twelve hours long (I went to sleep
    eventually)

    Most of the time, the phone is in an environment which dictates that I
    only receive two or three bars of signal strength but nevertheless, the
    twelve hour+ charge of the other day after two weeks was highly unusual
    compared to the previous phones I've had (Motorola t180, Sagem MYC2-2,
    Nokia 3510i & Sony Ericsson T630)

    Even more strangely perhaps, since the battery power indicator went
    down to two bars just four or so hours after recharging, it's still on
    two bars nearly two days afterwards.
    Anyway, thanks Steve.

    Fr Hackett.
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    Normally takes 3 hours to fully charge and then battery will run 2-3 days on
    a charge assuming about 1 hour talktime per day, no Bluetooth, no gaming, no
    MMS, no texting, no WAP. I
    n other words, the phone is in "standby".

    If it isn't lasting a day, battery is probably bad.


    --
    Steve
    "Fr J. Hackett" <dontbesobloodynosey@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1106405059.413098.102960@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
    > Good morning/afternoon/evening....
    >
    > Bought a V620 two weeks ago today, recharged the battery upon purchase,
    > recharged it again when battery died etc - all in all, I've recharged
    > the battery about four times.
    >
    > However, the most recent charge took over twelve hours (I don't know
    > the precise time - I had to go to bed the recharge was taking so long)
    > and just after four hours of use, I lost a bar in my battery power
    > indicator.
    >
    > I rarely use bluetooth and had it switched off for the last few days.
    >
    > Upon purchase, I was advised to recharge the battery for about sixteen
    > hours but the manual said that once the phone indicates the battery is
    > fully charged, it is fully charged therefore I switched the recharger
    > off when the phone said that the battery was fully recharged.
    >
    > This is the sort of behaviour I expect from an elderly battery.
    > Has anyone else had similar problems with the V600/V620?
    >
    > Fr Hackett
    >
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    Good morning/afternoon/evening...

    >-©LuVbuG©-< wrote:

    > > This is the sort of behaviour I expect from an elderly battery.
    > > Has anyone else had similar problems with the V600/V620?
    > >
    > > Fr Hackett
    > >
    >
    > Faulty battery/charger, arrange a replacement with your retailler.

    Plugged the charger in at 11:15pm Monday - now 2am Wed. Still charging
    with not one bar on the power indicator. Battery life was decreasing
    before current (no pun) charge and charger is barely lukewarm to touch
    currently.

    Went to store thirty-six hours ago and was told to come back if problem
    persisted - in other words, procrastination.

    Going back in about twelve hours time with recorded evidence of length
    of battery charge.

    Please don't think I'm a geek ;-)

    Fr Hackett.
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    "Fr J. Hackett" <dontbesobloodynosey@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1106405059.413098.102960@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
    > Good morning/afternoon/evening....
    >
    > Bought a V620 two weeks ago today, recharged the battery upon purchase,
    > recharged it again when battery died etc - all in all, I've recharged
    > the battery about four times.
    >
    > However, the most recent charge took over twelve hours (I don't know
    > the precise time - I had to go to bed the recharge was taking so long)
    > and just after four hours of use, I lost a bar in my battery power
    > indicator.
    >
    > I rarely use bluetooth and had it switched off for the last few days.
    >
    > Upon purchase, I was advised to recharge the battery for about sixteen
    > hours but the manual said that once the phone indicates the battery is
    > fully charged, it is fully charged therefore I switched the recharger
    > off when the phone said that the battery was fully recharged.
    >
    > This is the sort of behaviour I expect from an elderly battery.
    > Has anyone else had similar problems with the V600/V620?
    >
    > Fr Hackett
    >

    Faulty battery/charger, arrange a replacement with your retailler.

    --
    Antz
    Part of the UKtm family
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    Good morning etc...

    >-©LuVbuG©-< wrote:

    > Plugged the charger in at 11:15pm Monday - now 2am Wed. Still
    charging
    > with not one bar on the power indicator. Battery life was decreasing
    > before current (no pun) charge and charger is barely lukewarm to
    touch
    > currently.
    >
    > -------------
    >
    > OK - bear in mind it can take upto 4 hours to fully charge (I've
    found that
    > from 1-2 bars takes 2.5 - 3 hrs and the final bar i.e. full charge
    occurs in
    > the final hour). I would expect the phone to be fully charged by
    3.30am.
    >
    > Leave it on charge for 4hrs and see what happens.

    Took it back to the store and it (phone, battery and charger - the
    whole package) was replaced with no Qs asked.
    New one is recharging as I type.

    The sales assistant gave me the usual "12-16 hour first charge" bit
    which I've really never understood. It's by no means my first mobile
    and the procedure that I've always used is to stop the recharging when
    the display says that's it's charged. It's never affected the battery
    life as far as I know.
    It seems to me that this long initial charge is something of an urban
    myth.

    The new V620 indicates "charge completed" - that legend appearing some
    two or so hours ago yet if I'm to follow the usual sales advice, it
    should be charged for another six hours or so.

    I wanted to get a Motorola flip before but heard of horror stories
    about reliability so I ended up with an SE T630 but soon after that the
    V620 was reduced in price and seemed to be not as prone to problems as
    the V600.

    I hope my first V620 was a rogue one......

    Fr Hackett.
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    "Fr J. Hackett" <dontbesobloodynosey@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1106705030.870915.24220@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
    Good morning/afternoon/evening...

    >-©LuVbuG©-< wrote:

    > > This is the sort of behaviour I expect from an elderly battery.
    > > Has anyone else had similar problems with the V600/V620?
    > >
    > > Fr Hackett
    > >
    >
    > Faulty battery/charger, arrange a replacement with your retailler.

    Plugged the charger in at 11:15pm Monday - now 2am Wed. Still charging
    with not one bar on the power indicator. Battery life was decreasing
    before current (no pun) charge and charger is barely lukewarm to touch
    currently.

    -------------

    OK - bear in mind it can take upto 4 hours to fully charge (I've found that
    from 1-2 bars takes 2.5 - 3 hrs and the final bar i.e. full charge occurs in
    the final hour). I would expect the phone to be fully charged by 3.30am.

    Leave it on charge for 4hrs and see what happens.

    --
    Antz
    Part of the UKtm family
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    Sometimes a dud sneaks through as it did in your case but I've been
    using Motorola flips since they first came out in the late 80's and have
    never had a problem - even after "drop testing" them on concrete floors.
    I've had MicroTACS, StarTACS, v60's a v600 and now a v3 and have been
    happy with them all. If you buy a cradle for the phone you'll be able
    to tell if it's a bad battery or the phone since the cradle lets you
    charge a battery out of the phone.

    From:Fr J. Hackett
    dontbesobloodynosey@hotmail.com

    > Good morning etc...
    >
    >> -©LuVbuG©-< wrote:
    >
    >> Plugged the charger in at 11:15pm Monday - now 2am Wed. Still
    >> charging with not one bar on the power indicator. Battery life was
    >> decreasing before current (no pun) charge and charger is barely
    >> lukewarm to touch currently.
    >>
    >> -------------
    >>
    >> OK - bear in mind it can take upto 4 hours to fully charge (I've
    >> found that from 1-2 bars takes 2.5 - 3 hrs and the final bar i.e.
    >> full charge occurs in the final hour). I would expect the phone to
    >> be fully charged by 3.30am.
    >>
    >> Leave it on charge for 4hrs and see what happens.
    >
    > Took it back to the store and it (phone, battery and charger - the
    > whole package) was replaced with no Qs asked.
    > New one is recharging as I type.
    >
    > The sales assistant gave me the usual "12-16 hour first charge" bit
    > which I've really never understood. It's by no means my first mobile
    > and the procedure that I've always used is to stop the recharging when
    > the display says that's it's charged. It's never affected the battery
    > life as far as I know.
    > It seems to me that this long initial charge is something of an urban
    > myth.
    >
    > The new V620 indicates "charge completed" - that legend appearing some
    > two or so hours ago yet if I'm to follow the usual sales advice, it
    > should be charged for another six hours or so.
    >
    > I wanted to get a Motorola flip before but heard of horror stories
    > about reliability so I ended up with an SE T630 but soon after that
    > the V620 was reduced in price and seemed to be not as prone to
    > problems as the V600.
    >
    > I hope my first V620 was a rogue one......
    >
    > Fr Hackett.
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