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Battery Charges to 90%

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Kev50027, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. Kev50027

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    Just got my Motorola Droid about 9 hours ago, and as soon as I got home I plugged it in, since it had roughly 60% charge. It has been plugged in since then, and has said "Charging (90%)" on the lock screen ever since, and the about screen confirms that the battery is charged to 90%.

    I searched all over, but it appears no one else is having this issue. Should I return to Best Buy (I hate them, but I'd rather go there than wait for a mail in rebate, or for the phone to ship) and get a replacement?
     

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  2. i've noticed mine will say that for a good 15-30 mins (havent really timed it) then will go to full..
    it will shoot to 90% fast...stay there for a while...then be full...just wait it out
     
  3. Kev50027

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    Thanks for the reply!

    Unfortunately, my Droid does not seem to charge beyond 90% battery no matter how long I keep it plugged in.

    It could either be an issue with the battery being faulty (rather unlikely)
    or the software that measures the full charge of the battery (rather more likely).

    I'm going to try to run my Droid down to completely empty and then charge it, and see if that fixes the issue, if it doesn't, it's most likely the battery and I'll need a replacement.

    I know Android measures the battery in 10% increments, so it's likely that it's charging to 99%, but it will only tell me 90% because that's where it stops measuring, however it is worrisome on a modern smart phone, and I've never had the issue before on any other phone, or my other Android phone, the HTC Hero for Sprint.
     
  4. Kev50027

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    Just depleted the battery and charged back up and it went to 100% and said "Full", so that fixed it!

    Thanks for the help, and if anyone else has this issue, the solution is to drain the battery fully and recharge.
     
  5. Glad to see you fixed it! That would drive me bananas.
     
  6. GrandMasterB

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    Yewwtah!
    Got mine fed-ex today and the battery was at 60% Plugged it in and it was up to 90% and then 100% within an hour tops. You waited 9 hours for it and have earned my respect good sir :D
     

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