• Cellular phone trouble shooting

    Cellular phone trouble shooting:

    With experience with cellular phones since the beginning  of the 1990′s. These are some of the most common problems with cellular phones from the day of purchase .

    I just purchased this phone and it does not power on.

    • When purchasing a new cellular phone you should have inside the box (this is the minimum) - Cellular phone, battery, battery cover (some models have the battery as its cover), house charger.
    • Make sure you put battery inside the cellular phone correctly. Look for the contacts on the battery and match them to the battery contacts on the cellular phone (contacts are usually a golden color connection). Make sure battery is in place, usually it will snap into place and will not move. If battery feels loose – Battery is NOT installed correctly. Once you have made sure the battery is installed correctly. Try to put the phone power on.  Usually you will be pressing the red button (also used to hang up the phone) for about 5 seconds and power should go on
    • NO POWER – locate the wall charger (travel charger) and plug it in. If this is the first charge for this battery you must be prepared to let the phone charge fully (overnight charge – 6 hours – a must for new battery).
    • At this time your phone may take a few minutes to turn on.
    •  If no power at this time – you should try to move the cellular phone to another power outlet that you know is working.
    • At this point you have tried everything possible.
    • If cellular phone does not turn on at this time. Take phone back to dealer and have them check & eventually exchange either the battery or the phone.
    If your cellular phone falls and does not power on.
    • Most likely the battery came out of its slot. Try removing battery and reinserting it again in the phone.

     No power

    • Try charging. 
    • If phone does not accept a charge (not showing any display at all). Try a different outlet. If you have a car charge, try to see if there is power showing when using the car plug.
    • When there is no power on the phone and does not show any signs of charging when plugged to outlet. Most likely the charger is the problem and not the battery.

    Charging the battery and phone dies as soon as I unplug the phone.

    • Most likely its the battery.  Try getting a replacement battery
    • If you have a cellular phone store near by, they may be able to test the new battery in your phone before you buy the battery.
    • NOTE: batteries are usually sold new but can not be returned for exchange or refund.  If you are not sure that the battery is the problem, try to get it locally (even if its a bit more expensive) and make sure it works before you buy.


  • Cellular phone batteries

    Having a problem with your cellular phone.

    When is it  time to change cellular phone battery is a question that arises every so often. Usually cellular phone batteries will last approximately 12-14 months (some will estimate them to last longer) before needing to be replaced.

    When buying a new Li-Ion battery or when purchasing a new cellular phone (new battery should be in package) the MOST IMPORTANT function that you can do to help yourself enjoy the cellular phone is BE PATIENT!!!

    (do not charge the phone unless you are willing to leave it on the charger for an overnight charge)

    Cellular phone batteries need to be charged overnight (6-8 hours) for the first 3 cycles. What is a cycle? A cycle is considered a full charge and using the power of the battery fully.

    Step 1 – Charge battery overnight  (6-8 hours)

    Step 2 – Turn on the phone and start using – charge again only when you have used most of the power of phone. (do not charge again a few hours later – wait for battery to drain out)

    Step 3 – Repeat steps 1 & 2 for the next 2 charging cycles.

    After the third charge the battery will have its full power potential and can be charged for short period of time 20 min or half hour with no worries. The battery will have no memory effect and short charge will not harm battery. IF YOUR BATTERY OR PHONE FEELS HOT WHEN CHARGING  (AT ANY TIME) =  UNPLUG IMMEDIATELY !!!


    Over charging batteries does have an effect on the battery life. Batteries usually need to be charged for no more then 60 to 90 minutes. The practice of overnight charging the battery is widely used by many users (not recommended), the battery overall life will be effected. Usually when overnight charging batteries on a regular basis will contribute to battery life span of about eight months to one year.

    You may need a new battery if:

    If your battery is dying and need recharging during the day.

    Cellular phone is not charging or fails to turn on

    If your battery looks imploded or leaking – DO NOT ATTEMPT TO USE OR CHARGE – battery acid is dangerous and if you try to charge it could explode.

    Batteries are usually easy to exchange.

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