Smart Phone battery goosed

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Had my BB Curve for about a year now and the battery is about goosed.. barely lasts a day, even with the apps closed and screen dimmed..

    Apparently this isn't uncommon with the BB curve .. as I discovered by reading a few forums. :Sad:

    Anyways, it has a list price of £19.99 but after a bit of Googling found it for £3.02 from an Amazon dealer; Mobile Phone Accessories.

    Original Blackberry , not a generic , so well pleased .. :BigGrin:

    So, if your looking for a phone battery or accessories >>>
    [ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/browse.html?ie=UTF8&marketplaceID=A1F83G8C2ARO7P&me=A2A0BOCKY359ND"]http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/browse.html?ie=UTF8&marketplaceID=A1F83G8C2ARO7P&me=A2A0BOCKY359ND[/ame]
     
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    400ixl Read Only Funster

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    Good find.

    Had a similar experience with my 8900 a few years back. Did the battery physically go out of shape?

    New battery and it was fine again.
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    No, I'm still using it, new battery on it's way
     
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    400ixl Read Only Funster

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    I guess you are getting the experience us Android and iPhone users have everyday for battery life :Rofl1:
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    yeah.. but at that price who gives a toss :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    I got an "original" bb battery off ebay and it didn't work.....
    Ended up buying from a shop.. Hope you have better luck than me...

    Karl
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Battery duly arrived less than 24hrs after ordering ..

    Popped it in and charged it up... that was five days ago and it's just needing recharged today .. phone has never been switched off and I've been using as normal.

    That's about the same length of time the original battery lasted when new..
     
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    400ixl Read Only Funster

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    Bargain then :thumb:
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    When a LiPo does that you are holding a potential fire bomb.

    Don't put it near anything flammable.
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    yeah.. especially the olde fartes who have lots of ear hair :Eeek:
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Might be a solution to it. More you cut it the faster it grows back.
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    one of life's great mysteries .. we lose it on top and grow in our nose and ears instead. :Sad:

    try waxing ... or singeing with a Zipo :Laughing:
     
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    Is there a difference between singeing with a Lipo and singeing with a Zipo? :BigGrin:
     
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