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  1. u7cappy

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    Mistakenly left Bluetooth and GPS on for a couple hours today which completely killed my battery for the first time. Had this phone since September of 2012. Every night since I bought the motion it has been plugged in overnight for 6-8 hours.

    First problem I've had with my motion. Tried multiple chargers, trying a different battery tomorrow.

    When I plug it in the bottom 3 lights just flash.

    For the night, should I remove the battery for 8 hours, or leave it plugged in for 8 hours? Or is my phone / battery just fried?
     

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    I would say leave it plugged in for a little bit before trying to turn it on.

    My old s2 and my s3 has this problem. If it dies on its own, it needs to charge a bit before it's able to power on.
     
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    While connected to my computer for charging, windows keeps detecting it, and a minute later it acts as though its unplugged. The phone is still off, not sure what windows is thinking.
     
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    How about plugging it into the wall as computer chargers it much slower than ac charger.
     
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    I usually charge my phone for all night and it does nothing to my phone.I don't think this is the problem.
     
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    This, use the OEM charger. A USB 2.0 port from a PC won't be able to charge the phone if it's dead.
     
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    Don't charge from the computer, charge from the wall with the charger that came with the phone...
     
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    Or, get one of the external stand alone chargers that just take the badry. Those eliminate any charging monitoring actions happening inside the phone.

    I had one of those with a spare badry for my Droid Xs. Nice to have for when the factory chargers USB or charger itself goes TU and you want to shop for a good deal on a new one instead of paying xtree 'cause you Have to Have One Now.

    Bruce in Ocala, FL
     
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    My battery used to be really good when I first got it... Now it is extremely bad ... always dying...I've bought some extra batteries from amazon ...but that isn't the point...I've tried various ROMs/setups/etc ... it always says that android os is taking the most battery:(
     
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