Droid Won't Charge

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    Hey all,

    I've been rooted for 2 months now and I just recently (2 days ago) switched to Lithiummod. If I recall correctly I went with the low voltage 1.0 GHz kernel when prompted in Rom Manager.

    This morning I woke up (after a night of charging) to my battery 40% charged. I had it charging all day at work and watched as, to my dismay, my battery continued to deplete. I tried switching to the standard voltage 1.0 GHz kernel but that didn't seem to do anything. I also restored back to the cyanogenmod 6.0 RC2 I was running last week (without any battery problems) and at that point my battery finally died (all while still being plugged into the charger).

    I have a feeling that this has something to do with an incompatibility between the phone and the kernel I downloaded, but I'm also somewhat inexperienced so that's purely amateur speculation. Any thoughts, input, advice? At this point I can't even get my phone to turn on.
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    Tagging along, woke up this morning to a 70% charged battery after being on the charger all night
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    Battery charges fine here. Is it getting a good connection? I.E. on the lockscreen do you get visual feedback that its on the charger?
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    i think this is a hardware failure. probably the battery or the cord. just from my experience with the droid.
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    My battery charges just fine as well....sounds like you need a new battery to me.
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    I guess I will see what the battery charge is tomorrow and go from there
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    What kind of charger are you using to plug it in? Is it the stock one that came w/your droid? If not, I think other aftermarket chargers, if they are not to the correct specifications, will drain the battery life faster or cause the battery to die a premature death -- after a several months instead of a year or two.
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    when it happened to me a piece inside where the charger goes (on the phone) was pushed all the way up i carefully held it down with a knife till it was centered and started charging like normal

    now my stock motorola charger broke (the piece that goes into the outlet) so i've been using a blackberry charger until i replace the piece
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    Do you have SetCPU installed? If so are you running any profiles? (ex. Charging Profile)? If not, Good thread here. (scroll down to post #2 and see screenshots for examples.)

    Depending on how many apps you have going on in the background and how your CPU / kernel is setup I've seen instances where the charger can't keep up.(or struggles)

    You might try downloading lithium and installing thru SPRecovery and not add any kernels for a little while and see how things go.

    Lithium runs very well with the default kernel.:)
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    This happened to me a couple of times only with the desktop dock. It was also very hot when I took it off. When I charged the normal way it worked fine. It also happened a couple of times in the past with other roms. Was yours with the desktop dock? If so, I think it has something to do with that.
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    Many questions here that need answered to adequately help :-/
    1. any power issues lately, did it storm while ur fone was plug'd in?
    2. did u cook the batt?
    3. how old is the fone?
    4. how long have u been running OC'd?

    and, btw, YES, the new FB update is SLAUGHTERING batt life. many are suggesting that all notices be turned off.
    hope this helps.
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    Just to update, I had it plugged into the wall charger, and after a few hours, it did turn back on :) However, I've had questionable battery life since then--after a full night of charge it will only reach 40 or 50% batt life, but then if shut the phone down and hook it up to the charger, I can usually reach 100%.

    In response to your questions:
    1. It did storm, but not while my phone was plugged in.
    2. Don't think I cooked the battery, it seems to hold some charge now.
    3. The phone is about 6 months old.
    4. I've been OC'd for a month and a half, but I set up profiles similar to the ones used in the guide that Droid_2010 posted above.

    I think I'm going to try and turn the facebook notices off, but I suppose it could be the desktop dock issue as well. I'll update again if I notice any significant changes.
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