Mysterious Battery Drain...

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  1. ChaotiWolf
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    So today my battery plummeted 30% while it was asleep in my pocket (in less than 2 hours). I checked the battery usage stats and they were significantly less than what they were for a 10% drop. In short, I have no idea what caused my battery to drop that much, not to mention that it was running pretty hot (low 40s Celsius). The only connection I can make is that the area I was has extremely poor signal, so my 3G and network signal was constantly dropping and reconnecting (not sure if that causes battery drain).

    Further info:
    SetCPU profiles
    CPU temp > 50
    400 Mhz 250 Mhz
    Screen off
    400 Mhz 250 Mhz
    Charging
    550 Mhz 250 Mhz
    Temp > 50
    550 Mhz 250 Mhz

    Normal usage: 600 Mhz 250 Mhz

    Also, I reset my battery stats 3-4 days ago. Any info on what might have happened would be appreciated.
     
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    dezymond Tech Support Mod Staff Member Premium Member

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    do you have a task killer?
     
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    Nope not using a task killer.
     
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    I have the same problems with my D1.

    Sent from one of those missing Droids
     
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    i had this happen to me twice when i had my original droid. all i did was restart my phone and everything seemed fine.
     
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    a poor signal can contribute to battery life decreases....
     
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    +1 for poor signal decreasing battery life. Over the summer I worked at a high school which has very little to no service throughout the building, I bring my D1 fully charged at 8AM and by noon the battery is 20-30%, even if I never used it.
     
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    Same here, battery drains itself when not in use since the latest update a few days back. My battery will drain completely in about 3-4 hours, mostly standing idle.
     
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    I can get almost 24 hrs when connected to wifi the whole time at home.

    when out and about while not connected to wifi it will drop to 12hrs of use...
     
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