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How to know if a battery is failing

Discussion in 'NOKIA' started by R32VW, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. R32VW

    R32VW Senior Member
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    I've had my 6126 for about 3 months now and I love it. I am very diligent about keeping the BL-4C battery charged and I use only Nokia OEM chargers (home and car). I know that the battery life is not great and I can live with that but after not using my phone at all yesterday and putting it in Silent mode overnight this morning I was shocked to see that the phone had turned itself off. When I turned it on there was a message saying that the battery was low so it's on charge now. Am I charging the battery too often? I charge it whenever the green battery indicator has some white showing, like if the battery is at 75% . Is this too much?

    Also, what is the latest software version? A Sep. 22 post in the Nokia 6131 Review says that 6.10 is/was the latest.
     
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    That sounds like too soon for the battery to die. I would say that even charging once a day you'll get at least a year out of a BLC-4.

    The latest firmware for 6126 is 5.61, IIRC. 6.10 is the latest global 6131 version, some variants have been updated to 6.40 or so.
     
  3. R32VW

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    I'm just trying to understand how after 24 hours of non-use, with the phone simply being on, the battery was drained completely flat, to the point of the phone shutting itself off.
     
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    The cell phone could not charge.
     
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    If it was just a singular occasion, I could chalk it up to you accidentally hitting the camera button. I wouldn't be surprised if with camera on the phone wouldn't last 24 hours. If it happens consistently, the battery just doesn't hold charge anymore. Three months is a short enough time when you might be able to get a new battery from the manufacturer.
     
  6. R32VW

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    Um, it did accept a charge after I found it had shut itself down.
     
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    That is entirely possible............:confused:
     
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