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  1. ashjnk2010

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    Recently my phone hasnt been charging to 100%. It stops charging at 67%.
    I've tried unplugging the charger and plugging it back in to try and boost it but nothing. Ive also tried removing the battery and cleaning the contacts but still no difference.
    I know its not reaching 100% as I have Android Booster Installed and a symbol appears when its fully charged and this hasnt shown for a few days now.

    Anyone know whats up with my battery or phone??
     

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    There's an app called Current Widget. Place the widget on your homescreen then charge your phone. When your phone reaches 67% leave it for half an hour or so then take a look at the widget, what mAh does it say the battery is accepting?
     
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    Cool tip.

    I like it.
     
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    No probs. Using Current Widget to check when the battery is sitting at 0mAh is the proper way to calibrate the battery when rooted.
     
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    You may want to try a software update given the nature of the problem you are facing.
     
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    I've checked for updates and none.

    Downloaded Current Widget and left phone for half hour and still at 67%. The mAh reading reading is 758mAh and has been on this for half hour.

    Also whilst my phone was charging the back of it was too hot too touch. I had to wait for the phone to cool down before I could hold it.
     
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    Ok, you can try a new battery, but I think you'll need to put the phone in for repair.

    As suggested above, you might wanna try a software update (if there is one available), but it's probably a H/W issue.
     
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    Phoned Vodafone up who said its a possible Battery problem.
    Going to buy a new battery and try it. Vodafone are paying me back for the battery.

    I'll keep this updated when I get a new battery
     
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    Please do keep us updated, however as a side note you said that there were no update available, have you simply tried performing a "Repair" via PC Companion to reload the current version of firmware?
     
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    Ive done a complete restore as my phone crashed last night so had to restore phone.
    Charged it up again and still not fully charged. Buying a battery soon so Ill test that.
     
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    Ok, please do let us know how this goes.
     
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    Just an Update..
    Decided to try another approach rather than a new battery. I drained my battery until my phone went off, charged it fully (or at least full) then drained it again. My phone now charges too 100%.

    All working fine now :D
     
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    Interesting, glad to know that has worked out for you but please do keep an eye on this.
     

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