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Thread: Battery only showing 0% even after charging for 8 hours

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    So it looks like my griping to Vzw got me an acceptable CLN device. I did as the Foxkat said and I'm getting about 11 hours of my "normal" use on 3G.

    Thanks again for your help!
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    Continuing issues battery meter recalibration

    My problem is similar and I have already exchanged for a refurb unit. This unit has the same issue. I am using Motorola supplied charging cord and plug unit. I have tried with car charger and my husband's charger (also OEM Motorola).
    Battery will sometimes charge, sometimes not.
    I was delighted to find this info re: recalibrating battery meter, but I have been trying to accomplish these steps in order since early morning. Here's the scoop:
    1. Turn off phone. Phone is at 10% - I must have missed the 15% mark.
    2. Plug in charger.
    3. Wait till phone shows 100% by pushing volume button.
    4. Remove from charger and turn on.
    5.Oops...battery isn't really 100%...it's only 20%!
    6. Repeat steps one through 4.
    7. Battery now says 50% charged. How frustrating.

    When charged in regular manner with phone on, the battery will report fully charged from 20% in about 25 seconds.

    Carrier (Verizon) has been un-helpful.

    Am I doing something wrong here?

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    Welcome to DF hirize! You are definitely correct- what you are experiencing should not be happening! It is normal for the phone to report that it is at 100% charged and really only be 90% charged when you turn it on but shouldn't only be at 50%. And it definitely should take over 25 seconds to charge from 20% to 100%.

    Overnight, or whenever you can leave the phone on the charger (the one that came with the phone) plugged into a standard outlet, try charging the phone off for 5 hours. That is more than enough time to get a normal working phone to 100% charge. When you turn it on, see what the charge level says. It may only be 90-99% and that is normal.

    FoxKat may have other ideas or reasons why your phone is acting like it is. If so, by all means, follow his advice!
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