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Anyone else have Motorola V300 charging problems?

by strega / January 1, 2005 3:23 PM PST

When I use the battery up completely, plug it in so I can call when it is charging, it goes off because battery is empty. This implies that even when plugged in, the phone is only running through the battery. Anybody else have this problem?

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same problems twice!
by pfaustino / April 25, 2005 12:23 PM PDT

I got the same problem twice! My previous phone was a Motorola V300 and the charging started to get flakey. I'd have to unplug from the handset and re-plug. This got worse over the months and finally, it stopped so I got a new V300. Guess what? Well, the same problem started happening again!

Now my phone provider (Tmobile) has the audacity to tell me that since my phone is no longer under warranty (past 1 year), they will replace it with the same phone for $70. LOL. Why would I want the same phone when this problem seems to be symptomatic with this model?

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phones are built to break
by rxj / November 17, 2005 4:42 AM PST
In reply to: same problems twice!

I have had the same problem with more than one phone from Samsung.

While I'm charging the phone, it will just suddenly stop charging. Then, if I'm not paying attention, it will turn itself on (or remain on if I didn't turn it off to begin with) and run down the little bit of charge I was able to get.

Eventually, the phone won't charge at all. After a couple of phones did this, I had a friend take one apart to see what's in there.

He said only a tiny wire runs from the back of the little hole the charger plugs into, to the thing it connects to inside the phone. It's so thin that eventually it's bound to break if the phone moves at all while it's being charged. But they tell us it's ok to use the phone while it's being charged.

The carriers don't care if their phones are cheap. If we need another phone, they get a chance to tack another year onto our contract, and we hardly know what hit us!

I have two full years still on my contract and not one working phone! Seems odd.

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buy another battery
by romeohifi.com / November 22, 2005 3:33 PM PST

the proble is most likely from your battery, some times people buy used phones or reconditioned phones and they come with copy batteries
try www.romeohifi.com they should have a battery for you

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Motorola charging problems
by ploukas / November 22, 2005 4:04 PM PST

I asked this same question a couple months ago, under the subject started by the 15-year-old called "It's amazing that I'm 15..." which is still active. I was told that Motorola phones are cheaply made and that their charging ports loosen easily. A few of us agreed that we'd stay away from Motorola phones in the future. My husband's Motorola lasted about 6 months before the charging problem started, and TMobile replaced it with the identical model - then THAT one lasted 6 months too before it went whacky. They were charging us for the next phone, so got a Samsung instead.

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