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  1. colornshape

    colornshape Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I awoke to the sound of my other phone urgently beeping at me this morning. I should have already been awake, but my Eris was uncharacteristicly silent.

    It didn't really matter that it had let me down, because it's a toy and I don't trust it with anything important.

    The reason it had, though, is perplexing. The blasted thing wasn't even on. I turned it on, and it didn't even finish booting before switching off again. Assuming the battery was to blame, I plugged it in, turned it on, and using Spare PArts, determined that the battery was at 1% charge.

    Now, you're thinking, ''FOOL. YOU DIDN'T PLUG IT IN OVER NIGHT.'' True, but I almost never do. I kill everything and leave only the MObile Network on. It usually drops from 98 or 99% to 92 or 93%.

    Assuming I wasn't looking at porn or talking on the phone in my sleep (I checked my call log and browser history to eliminate those possibilities) and that it wasn't my cat, who didn't deny involvement, but has no reason to eff with my phone, I have no explanation.

    Anyone have any ideas? Has this happened to you?

    Matt
     

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    mc48 Well-Known Member

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    leprechauns. That's all I've got.
     
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    graphitedv Well-Known Member

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    That happened to me once when an email I replied to kept trying to send. I caught it at 10% left of a charge, so I was able to see that it was indeed the bad email.
     
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    colornshape Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thank you for the reply. There is no way I could possibly hate gMail more. ALas, your guess can't be it, because I sent or received no emails since yesterday afternoon.
     
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    seriously though, my phone has locked up before, you know where you get the HTC black screen all the sudden, and then you get the loading screen, then it finally powers up and the battery status is red and it says 1% which I know isn't true. Usually after a few seconds it corrects itself and is back to normal. I just put it off to a glitch and it hasn't really happened more than 1 or 2 times. This morning I got to work and checked the time on my phone and it said some weird time like 5:26 am when it was really 8:45 am...not even close. I did a double take and looked at it again and sure enough it said 5:26 am. Then after a sec it corrected itself. I have no idea why. Glitch.
     
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    colornshape Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Since I plugged it in, it has steadily charged, so I don't think it was a readout error. It did overheat at about half charge, which is rare when it isn't tethered to my computer.

    Regarding the partial reset mentioned above: I've been watching lengthy videos with YouTube in the browser, and not only does the HTC flash player always reset at least once, after the video finishes and I go to tIe home screen, the HTC logo appears and the home screen reloads like it does after clearing the lock screen while booting the phone.

    But that's probably completely unrelated. Matt
     
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    you probably looked at your phone last at 5:26. some times it takes a second to update it.
     
  8. pkopalek

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    If you killed everything, probably data trying to synchronize on something.

    Maybe a Google data sync got stuck, and kept trying.

    Maybe gMail or mail kept trying to download mail, and was stuck.

    Maybe a Facebook app kept trying to sync?

    When you 'Kill All', do you really 'Kill All', or do you have an exception list?
    Probably either something that was not Killed, or something trying to sync in the background.

    Beware of Aloqa. That thing's brutal.
     
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    Was the browser still sitting in the background with the flash player running? Isn't flash (even "flash lite") a notorious CPU hog?

    Maybe you should surf to a non-flash site after watching videos before leaving the browser.

    Just a guess...
     
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    colornshape Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    The browser is not in my exception list, and if the flash player was still running, HTC did a brilliant job preventing me from killing it.

    The only possibility I can think of is Pandora. Like suggested above, it is in my exception list, but either was not running, or was paused. I suppose it could have been connected to the internet and doing something, even though there was no reason for it. It wouldn't be the first program to do something that makes absolutely no sense.
     
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    colornshape Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thank you for the suggestions, all. I doubt this will ever be definitively answered. I'll just blame Canada. Matt
     

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