1. AC Question's Avatar
    moto x 4.4.2. My battery completely died. I plugged it in and it showed the 0% charging screen. Then it showed the Motorola boot logo like it was going into the normal (non-0%) charging stage. Then it shuts off completely. Then it starts it all over again. All while being plugged in. The whole process takes about 15 seconds. But it won't stop. And I can't get to anything on the phone.
    11-08-2014 03:28 PM
  2. belodion's Avatar
    Perhaps it would be worth trying a new battery, or at least one known to be good.

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    11-08-2014 04:10 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Are you actively trying to turn the phone on while it's plugged in, or are you letting it charge up while powered off? Do the latter if you can, for at least 3-4 hours. If the battery is almost dead, it won't have enough power to get through the boot process, and plugging the phone in doesn't act as alternate DC power.

    Do you habitually let the battery run out? That's a good way of shortening the battery's overall lifespan. It's better to start charging when you hit around 40%.
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    11-08-2014 04:13 PM
  4. Rukbat's Avatar
    If the battery is almost dead, it won't have enough power to get through the boot process, and plugging the phone in doesn't act as alternate DC power.
    And if it's totally dead, it's now not a battery, it's toxic waste. (Lithium is toxic.)

    Charging a totally dead lithium battery usually gets the battery so hot that it starts burning. If it doesn't, it explodes. So there's a circuit inside the battery that disconnects it from the outside world when the charge gets down to a hair above nothing.

    To the original poster, if you want numbers, discharging a battery almost to 0 every day means it won't last even a year. Charging it at the 50% point every day means it should last 3-5 years. In a phone with a battery you can't change by popping the back cover off, that's kind of important. (If you need more time than 60% of the battery gives you, there are external batteries you can plug into the charging port. They come in various sizes, the largest one that I know of that's currently available is almost 10 times the capacity of the battery in your phone, so 60% of that should keep you going until you can recharge the phone and the external battery. Everyone who buys Zerolemon batteries [see Amazon] seems pleased with their performance, and with dealing with the company.)
    11-08-2014 04:46 PM

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