After being OFF at night, wake up to dead battery 2x?

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    Well, now twice in the 5 days I've had this droid, I wake up to a completely dead battery. I put it to sleep 2 nights ago at 1am with 50%.. Up at 8, phone would not turn on - connected charger, said 'charging - 5%'. Thought it to be some odd quirk.

    Last night turned off with 40% at 1130pm, up at 730 , phone did turn on, but said 'connect charger' and when I did it was at 5%.

    I am just using the power button, selecting power off (not the other choices), and the phone APPEARS to go completely off like it should.

    I have seen this mentioned in a google search but seems to be a hit or miss thing needing replacement? In 5 days this is my 2nd droid. First one stopped recognizing ANY sd card placed in the slot so it was exchanged for this one.

    It came from Sam's club if that matters any. I don't know if my first one had this issue as I didn't have it long enough.
     
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    In reading a little more, might be a poorly written app using partial wakelock? I'm going to do a factory reset tonight with no apps other than the original ones and see how we wake up in the AM.
     
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    dead battery

    Mine showed a dead battery warning the other morning after being on the charger all night. I unplugged the charger then plugged in back in and the battery indicator showed full. Weird!
     
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    home++ drained my battery over night. do you have it? if so, might be the cause.
     
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    no I don't have the home app, weather widget - donate is the main paid app. I know it's not weatherbug as I uninstalled it yesterday and last night it died again.
     
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    Do you have any other apps? I ran into the AntiVirus problem lots of other people did....that one completely drained the battery with the glitch it had....kept turning the phone off and back on.
     
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    Fortunately, I've not had any charging issues with Droid yet, but every other Motorola cell phone I've ever had, I had charging issues with them. Those past experiences were what kept me from getting the Droid sooner.
    Just wondering though, why are you powering down at night?
     
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    I *did* have 27 apps, but I've removed them with the factory reset tonight to see if that clears it or if I have genuine problem, hardware-wise.
     
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    Well a factory reset and just the apps and settings that came on the phone out of the box.. off at 1130pm with 40%, 8am, completely DEAD.

    damnit.
     
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    Get it exchanged.....
     
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    going to today, hoping for the best.
     
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    When you say "off" are you powering down or just turning the screen off? If you are powering down, why? How did you charge it to get it to 40%, I would assume it was charged to a higher state than 40% and then you used it down to 40%, so how did you get it charged? Assuming you got it charged somehow, then why not repeat that process at night rather than the procedure that is not getting you results?
     
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