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  1. bethkay

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    I just bought my phone a couple days ago. Everything seemed great. Woke up this morning it was dead. So I plugged it in to charge.

    It is still charging and it has to have been charging for 8 hours! Is this normally how long it takes to charge an LG Optimus V phone? Or did I buy a defective one?

    Thank you for any help!
    Beth
     

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    Do you have it plugged into your computer or an outlet? The outlet is much faster.
     
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    Using the supplied charger at the wall socket does not take that long. Using the USB port on a computer or an aftermarket charget can take hours. I bought a charger off eBay that charges the battery out of the phone but is really slow. Charging output is 350ma + or - 50 ma. The OEM wall charger output is 700ma.
     
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    You know my first charge with this phone I experienced the same thing. I don't know if it has to do with it being a new battery or what but I swear my phone did the same thing but after the second charge it improved.

    Also, be careful about using other chargers not meant for the phone. I have a blackberry charger, and the blackberrys are known for how fast they charge and I used the charger on my Optimus since I already had it plugged in and 20 minutes later I picked up my phone and the battery was so hot, the phone had charged quickly but it was causing the battery to heat up. The charger that comes with the phone does an ok job but its not super fast.
     
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    It's finally done! I plugged it into the computer. That first time it didn't charge at all. It just kept restarting and singing the virgin mobile song.

    Then I moved it to the wall and it started to charge, but it seemed like the battery wasn't advancing. So then I moved it to a different computer and slowly but surely it charged.

    I never thought it would finish! I hope it doesn't always take that long.

    Maybe I need to invest in an extra battery for a spare.
     
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    I have the same problem. It took 4 hours to go from 28% to 92% in the wall socket today and I have had the phone for a week now.
     
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    Hey All, it's taken me 9 hours to do a full cycle charge from 8%-100%. Is that normal? Seems extremely slow! This is using the wall charger and cable included with the phone...
     
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    That's what I thought. I've never had a phone take that long to charge. I just ordered an extra battery and external charger on Ebay so I'd have a spare. I do love the phone, but the whole battery situation kind of stinks.
     
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    I was at less then 5% remaining. It has been plugged into the wall for about an hour and is now at 90%. Seems reasonable.
     
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    Awiggons how many times have you charged the phone from 10% to 100% and did it charge fast from the first day?


    I just got it today and its taken 3 1/2 hours to go from 18% to 60% for the first charge so far. Is this normal?
     
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    It takes at least 3-5 cycles for the battery to hold a good charge in my experience.

    FWIW - "Exercise" you battery - plug in (I prefer getting juice from the wall, not the USB) often, if only for 15 min or so. Seems to be better for the battery that way. Dont discharge fully if you can avoid it.

    I just plugged in for 20 min. and went from red (didnt catch the %) to 36%.
     
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