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The Wizard Dead Battery Curse Fix

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Well I finally unintentionally let my battery drain down to a point where it wont charge. I have read several forum topics about this issue and its a shame that HTC or any of the suppliers don't at least mention this problem.

Many of us don't have the recommended charger for the device and this problem makes a new dent in the wallet. Of coarse it is most recommended to have the proper accesories with this device. But from reading the forums many of us dont.

I have solved this issue through the use of a 9V battery. Do this at your own risk. I am not sure if this will ruin your battery or not.

Basically connect the positive and negative connections (from the removed battery) to the 9V in 3-5 sec intervals. I used a multimeter to attain a 3.7 charge. But about 5-10 intervals will do.

Here is another topic which gave me the idea.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=273584

Popped in the battery and plugged in wall charger.. and turned it on.. .works!

It is probably better to buy a proper charger and not let your battery die. But if you dont want to wait and spend more money this has worked for me.

Do at your own risk,

Paul

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thanks mate,

You just made my week ! ;-)

I have had the same problem this weekend and fortunately I came across this post.

Tried it indeed with a 9V battery and wow....it started up again and I was able to charge the phone again.

So thanks again, otherwise I would have had a pretty expensive brick ;)

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Yeah - just got my Cingular 8125 and the USB cable had a note on it that said something along the lines of "if your battery is critically low use your wall charger instead of this cable"

We just got a slew of these at work so I'll wait to see which idiot loses his charger and kills his battery first. I'm sure I know who it will be.

;) Nice work around though.

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I've done the same thing but using a butchered USB cable to get an initial charge into the battery, and it got me back up and running again.

Only a technology company could design a battery which needs power to enable the charging circuit. ;)

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Only a technology company could design a battery which needs power to enable the charging circuit. :rolleyes:

you would think they would beable to get the power for the charging circuit from external power source :P

is it just when charging from USB or from mains too?

I so far haven't had this problem but normally my vario is on mains changer over night.

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