Very strange and upsetting battery issue...

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  1. SSHGuru

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    Or Nexus issue...

    As I do every night I plugged in the Nexus next to my bed (it was at about 35%) and went to sleep.

    As I do every morning I picked it up and hit the power butting to see what was going on.

    Today however when I hit the power button - nothing - nada. I tried holding it down - nothing. Dead.

    Keep in mind this is the extended battery and yes the charger was working and plugged in. I unplugged it and tried it - nothing. I removed the battery and put it back in - nothing.

    So I went to the other room, grabbed my original battery and put it in. It instantly booted up no problem at 95%.

    I decided to try to extended again. I took out the original and put in the extended and it came right up.

    Keep in mind I didn't say "booted up", literally it just worked as if I had not swapped batteries. I pulled it and put it back in again and still it didn't boot up it just came on. (like a hot swap)

    The one wildcard here is that I kept the phone plugged in the entire time except when trying to get the extended working after a pull.

    Now I have the extended in and it's working fine. And when I did finally get the extended to boot the battery symbol came up first as empty and then a second later as full.

    Defective Nexus, Battery, or just bug?
     
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    Battery issue

    The same thing also happened to me about a month ago extended seemed dead put original in and worked fine the shut down and swapped and no problem since wierd
     
  3. SSHGuru

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    That's very weird that it happened to you also. I wonder if there is an issue with the extended battery since I never had a problem with the standard.
     
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    Also what would happen if you didn't have a standard available - no way to get it working...
     
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    I had the extended for mine and never had this issue. I had tons of other issues so I had to let her go to something I'm actually enjoying alot more. Nexus is a great phone but has alot of kinks to work out.

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    I honestly thought I had a dead Nexus and was pissed I had waited to back it up...

    Which I will do right now.
     
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    Ugh. Cant figure out how to access my backup files with MyBackupPro on the Nexus.
     
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    I read a lot of threads early after release about bad extended batteries. Perhaps this is one of the symptoms of a failing extended battery??

    Also, I seem to recall that the Gnex will run without a battery if it is plugged in.

    Good luck.
     
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    Well today in the middle of a call the phone re-booted. First time ever. So I called tech support and they said I had a bad extended battery but they were OUT (again).

    They called my local store and told me I could go there and exchange it. I went there and at first they thought they were out and found ONE. They swapped it out and I'm using it now.

    I also bought the Verizon Silicon Black Cover - it fits the extended even better than the standard IMHO and looks nice.
     
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    Phone turned off with extended battery and no dice powering back on. Removed battery and reinstalled. Phone working again.

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    Mine did this as well. I chalked it up to SOD, but maybe it's the extended battery? I'll have to keep an eye on this.
     
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    Glad it went back on - it wouldn't go back on for me until I swapped the regular battery first.

    But after my first re-boot in a call today it was clearly defective an I got a new one. Liking the case too even though it's a big bulky.

     
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