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Thunderbolt incorrect battery display / shutdown while charging
Over the past few days, my Thunderbolt has been acting odd. It started about a week ago when I noticed the battery display will indicate I have a decent charge, say about a 70% charge or so. Then the phone will shutdown. When I turned it back on, it said I was only at 5%! Since then, it has varied. Sometimes it will say 50%, I'll restart it and then it will say I have 95%. Totally unreliable. The next issue just started this weekend...well kind of. I've always had problems now and then with charging my phone. Sometimes I have to play with the connection just right to get it to charge. Starting two days ago, when I've plugged my phone in to charge, it will just simply shut off for no reason. This coupled with the incorrect battery life display is seriously frustrating me. Any suggestions as to what is causing this??
- 01-23-2012, 02:08 PM #2
- 01-23-2012, 03:56 PM #3
As for the battery indicator being off, that's normal. In your case, its not because of how much it jumps.
I use an extended battery and some times when I reboot my phone with say 70% it'll turn on with around 55%. That's normal. But to go from 70% to 5% isn't. You may want to try to get a battery through warranty exchange as well. Good luck!
Edit: I did a quick run down test. I'm on the HTC extended. The phone has been left off the charger. Had 69%. I used app Quick Boot to reboot he phone. Turned back on with 66%. Loss 3% charge. I did it again using Quick Boot. Came back on with 65%. Loss 1% charge.
- 01-23-2012, 04:17 PM #4
- 01-30-2012, 12:52 PM #5
Re: Thunderbolt incorrect battery display / shutdown while chargi
I have the same issue. Running stock VZW OTA, stock battery. I will be able to use my phone for a little while, then all of a sudden it will turn off or reboot. Then when it turns back on the battery shows less than 5% even if it showed 80+% before it rebooted. Is my battery bad?
- 01-30-2012, 02:05 PM #6
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