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Treo 650 Battery Drain Issue

June 25, 2005

I’m glad I’m not the only person having problems with massive battery drains on my Treo 650 after updating to the 1.12 firmware (Sprint version) — misery loves company.

The symptoms appear to be rapid battery drain, serious heat (in fact, when I first noticed the problem I’d just yanked the phone (in my Vaja case) out of my pocket because I literally thought it was burning my leg), and the green “network activity” arrows on full time.


Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be any sort of consensus as to why some people have the problem, or more importantly, how to fix it.

Various suggestions have included re-updating the firmware (making sure that the battery is at 100% charge beforehand), cycling the battery between full discharge and 12 hours on the charger, updating or removing various applications (Chatter E-Mail being most frequently named, probably because it’s so widely used), various combinations of soft and hard resets.

I’ll keep watching the forums for a definitive solution, and (absent that) try a few of these suggestions just as soon as I get a little time to fool with the thing…

In the meantime, that 2200 MAh battery and a couple of the new Seidio “sync/charge with case on” cradles are looking very tempting… That would let me keep it on charge at my desk and overnight both, and hopefully eek out a litle more time per charge.

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3 Responses to “Treo 650 Battery Drain Issue”

  1. Brian on June 26th, 2005 5:34 pm

    I have not had the problems you are describing with 1.12 but do not have much more than bcee and tcpmp installed

  2. Chuck Lawson on June 26th, 2005 7:05 pm

    I don’t have a lot either — in fact, I think at the moment the only three things I have installed are Chatter, Mobipocket, and Voice Dialer. But I sure seem to have the problem…

    Or had, anyway — it seems better today, but I’ve not had it off the charger for any lengthy periods of time…

    I did end up letting it drained way down last night and have kept it mostly on the charger since — may be that’s done some good.

  3. Matthew Simmons on July 16th, 2005 9:55 am

    I have recently had some bad luck with my battery draining as well after updating the firmware and have only installed voice dial.

    After my phone showed a green light on the LED i unpluged it and let it sit over night with the phone off and the next day the batter would nearly be dead.

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