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    Dose anyone else have this problem? Sometimes when I plug my phone in at 75% when I go back to my phone to check the charge it will have lost power? Anyone have any idea about why this happens or any suggestions as to how I can fix this?

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    Are you using the stock wall charger and usb cable? I used a cheapo usb cable once and it wouldn't charge.
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    Are you sure it's charging... is there a charging symbol in the battery when it's connected???
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    I had my phone plugged in to my laptop the other day while in class. It was well over half battery when i plugged it in, and was in the yellow when i unplugged it about an hour later.

    I really wish Verizon would just throw us tbolt users a bone and give us an early upgrade haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by hmackenz View Post
    I had my phone plugged in to my laptop the other day while in class. It was well over half battery when i plugged it in, and was in the yellow when i unplugged it about an hour later.

    I really wish Verizon would just throw us tbolt users a bone and give us an early upgrade haha
    Was your laptop on AC power or running off battery? Odds are it will put out a max of 0.5A on battery it might be less. Stock HTC AC charger puts out 1A. If you are in weak signal it will use more power than your than your laptop can provide.

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    This happens to me constantly on my motorcycle charger. I can drive around for a while using the GPS, almost everything indicates it is charging the battery, but it really is discharging. I would replace the cable and that would correct it for a month, then it would start doing it again.
    The only way I can tell it isn't charging is to use the 'Battery Monitor Widget'.

    What I have learned is that I can take a small pair of pliers and gently squeeze the connecter to tighten it up and it is good for another month or so. But I need to keep an eye on it. None of my house cables do this, and I have tried three different brands of cables on the motorcycle. Must be the vibration or something. Very odd.
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    I've had this happen as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hybridboy695 View Post
    Dose anyone else have this problem? Sometimes when I plug my phone in at 75% when I go back to my phone to check the charge it will have lost power? Anyone have any idea about why this happens or any suggestions as to how I can fix this?

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    Are you rooted? I've heard of charging issues from some folks who are rooted.
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    These kinds of posts always get me thinking that it is better to have multiple batteries and some kind of external battery charger such as the Seidio Multifunction Battery Charger or a dock that can charge an extra battery. That way you always have a charged battery at the ready and the phone gets power cycled when you swap batteries keeping the system fresh. It also minimizes how much the phone gets tethered to a charger and is subsequently immobile. Granted it requires a little more cost for the extra equipment and you need to be disciplined enough to keep the spare batteries charged, but IMO, the payoff is well worth it. I rarely need to plug the phone into a charger and always have a fully charged battery on standby!

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