Droid 2 Rebooted Itself Twice / Now Won't Start

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    My Droid 2 ran out of power when I was using it.

    Plugged it into power and restarted it ok.

    Notified me there were updates available for apps.

    Started updates.

    20 seconds it shutdown on its own.

    I could not start it.

    3 minutes later it restarted on its own.

    2 minutes later it shutdown on its own again.

    I could not start it.

    It has been hours and it has been charging and won't restart.

    Suggestions?
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    Kill it with fire

    Sent from the Blue Falcon cockpit on my Fission 2.4.3 D2G
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    Um. Thanks. I Guess. :icon_eek:
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    Plug that thing into a wall and leave it alone for a few hours. If it does it to you again you may have a battery issue. Verizon can put a new battery in it and see if that's the issue.
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    It has been plugged in for a couple hours. I'll let it do its thing for a few more.
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    :icon_ banana:

    It powered back on and says that it is 'Charging'. The light is on by the micro USB port but the percentage (5%) showing in the battery manager has not changed at all for the past 15 minutes.
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    I wonder if you're getting a false reading. Hate to ask you to do this but try taking the battery out for a full 30 seconds and let the capacitors discharge. See if it still says 5%.

    Oh btw what charger are you using? Only use the charger that came with your D2.
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    I pulled the battery out for a few minutes when I first tried to get it to start earlier today.

    I will try it again.

    I'm charging with the USB cord that was provided in the Droid 2 box when I bought it.
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    Did it.

    The phone started up without an issue.

    But the battery level is still showing only 5% and it isn't moving.

    It seems the battery isn't taking a charge while plugged in.
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    Yeah either the charger or the battery is bad. Either way you're going to have to let Verizon check that out for you.
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    ok. Thanks for the help.
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    This is plugged into the wall, not the USB port on a PC, right?
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    USB on the computer.

    That is how I've been charging it for the couple weeks I've had it.

    No issues until yesterday.
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    I ended up taking it home and plugging it into the wall.

    It charged like normal.

    It has been charging like normal ever since using the same USB cord.

    It hasn't rebooted at by itself again.

    Shrug.
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    Dead batteries don't like being charged by computers. Whenever it goes all the way dead, plug it in to the wall to charge it. If its not dead then using a computer is fine.
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    Good to know.

    What concerned me is that it hadn't behaved that way before. Usually I charge it at work via USB cord. By the next morning it is always dead or near dead and I charge it again. Usually with out incident. That morning it wasn't moving at all at first and then very very slowly later.

    It seems ok now. :icon_ banana: