1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Support oh... you gotta be kidding me! ... bricked??

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by SDscorch, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. SDscorch

    SDscorch Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    61
    Posts:
    568
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2009

    i just woke up, clicked the red pwr button (i like to take a peek at the news first)... and the htc splash screen came on

    for a moment i thought... "1.6? could it be??"




    i heard the little strum... but my screen has since gone black and i haven't seen a thing! just..... BLACK

    plugged in, i get the amber light -- but it doesn *not* appear in MyComputer when attached via USB
    : (




    i'm not getting a good feeling about this guys
    :thinking:
     

    Advertisement

  2. phone*guy

    phone*guy Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    71
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2009

    Oct 13, 2009
    71
    10
    38
    Dir. of IT
    SF Bay Area, Calif.
    No bueno...
     
  3. SDscorch

    SDscorch Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    61
    Posts:
    568
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2009

    not bricked

    the phone started



    the batt just died

    wtf?!


    it was 100% last night when i went to bed - as in... plugged into my laptop, green light



    i unplugged it, set it next to my bed - and went to sleep

    and i went to sleep LATE too - around 3am


    i woke up around 7:30



    four-and-a-half hrs and the batt was dead!


    its back on now, seems to be working fine but... for petes sake! 4-1/2 hrs!!
     
  4. pdragon

    pdragon Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    395
    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2009

    Sounds like an app was left running. I can't wait for Donut with the battery usage meter per app.
     
  5. SDscorch

    SDscorch Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    61
    Posts:
    568
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2009

    that's gotta be it



    oh.. i also uploaded around 2000 contacts to my gmail acct

    i'm trying to figure out what would explain this - and, that's the best i can come up with -- data sync all night, trying to catch up all the contacts on the ph w/ all the contacts now in gmail
     
  6. americonium

    americonium Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    94
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2009

    Sep 30, 2009
    94
    4
    16
    Airplane catcher.
    Massapequa Park
    Well, that is good news. I hope you figure out what happened. Oh, and why wouldn't you keep the thing plugged in all night on the charger? Just wondering...
     
  7. phone*guy

    phone*guy Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    71
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2009

    Oct 13, 2009
    71
    10
    38
    Dir. of IT
    SF Bay Area, Calif.
    Yeah, battery life aint great...With WiFi disabled I'm seeing about 5 hours max.
     
  8. pdragon

    pdragon Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    395
    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2009

    phone*guy,

    Check the messages about disabling the included Messaging program. SIGNIFICANTLY increases battery life.
     
  9. phone*guy

    phone*guy Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    71
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2009

    Oct 13, 2009
    71
    10
    38
    Dir. of IT
    SF Bay Area, Calif.
    Will do...Thanks
     
  10. Tikerz

    Tikerz Newbie
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    23
    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2009

    Oct 15, 2009
    23
    1
    16
    Scottsdale, AZ
    The same thing happened to me the other night. Went to bed with about 50% battery left and when I woke up it was dead. Then yesterday I read about the dialer/messaging application issue. I downloaded Handcent and have been using that as my main text messaging application. No more battery drain because the phone is able to sleep now.
     
  11. SDscorch

    SDscorch Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    61
    Posts:
    568
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2009


    number one..... I DIDN'T THINK I REALLY HAD TO! i mean, overnight? c'mon!

    but now, yeah - maybe i will



    but also.......... i had just read last night someone say you really can't tell about the battery until you've had it for a few days, let it charge and discharge a couple times - and i was going to do that, i was going to use it heavily today and not leave it plugged in while i'm driving to keep it topped off (i've got a car charger)

    well, it got its workout! now i'm going to need to leave it plugged in just to get a usable charge!!
     
  12. hoopsdavis

    hoopsdavis Newbie
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    15
    Posts:
    15
    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2009

    Oct 15, 2009
    15
    0
    15
    That's good to hear, I think I'll let mine run completely out and recharge.

    But fyi I'm cominng from the Pre and the first week or so the battery was terrible but after more use the battery seemed to improve. Maybe we're looking at a similar issue with the Hero. I also remember this happening with my HTC Diamond, battery improved as time went on.
     
Tags:

Share This Page

Loading...