View Full Version : Reviving a failed battery on my Android phone?

October 10th, 2011, 03:47 AM

Last night, I had my Motorola Charm charged to about 70%. Going to bed, as usual, I killed most of my apps and switched into flight mode. When I awoke this morning, I pressed the power button to wake the screen and check the time. Nothing happened. I also held power as if to turn on the phone. Nothing.

I plugged it in to charge. The green halo appeared around the mini-USB port in response. But nothing else happened. I left it plugged in for a bit, and I still couldn't wake it or power it on.

I swapped in the lower-capacity battery that T-Mobile provides. That works, fortunately. But I'd like to be able to use the other one. It was working until yesterday, although it had seemed to be dropping charge suspiciously fast. That makes me wonder if the battery could be conditioned to work again. Thoughts?