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    I have a Treo 650 with firmware 1.71 / 1.20 and noticed my battery goes done quite alot.

    i.e. If I talk to someone on the Treo 650 for 31 minutes my battery goes from 60% to 49% is this normal?

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by john_s
    I have a Treo 650 with firmware 1.71 / 1.20 and noticed my battery goes done quite alot.

    i.e. If I talk to someone on the Treo 650 for 31 minutes my battery goes from 60% to 49% is this normal?

    Thanks
    That seems like a lot (based on what others have posted) so I would say that's not normal. How long have you had your 650?
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    For about a few days...

    It's on it's first charge as I'm just starting to use it now...

    Do I need to drain the battery and recharge a few times to get a proper reading?

    Thanks
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    read thru this thread. . . lots of good discussion and info . . .

    http://discussion.treocentral.com/sh...=battery+drain

    Cheers, Perry
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    John_s

    Make sure you don't have any other apps in the background. If it is a fresh update with just the standard apps, then you have a faulty battery. The batteries in the Treo like to be topped off. If you frequently find your battery down at 5% -15% on a daily basis, it could lessen the maximum voltage it can hold. this usually happens years down the road though.

    If your Treo is a year or so old it shouldn't be a faulty battery. I think maybe you have an app in the background that is the main culprit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trowa
    John_s

    Make sure you don't have any other apps in the background. If it is a fresh update with just the standard apps, then you have a faulty battery. The batteries in the Treo like to be topped off. If you frequently find your battery down at 5% -15% on a daily basis, it could lessen the maximum voltage it can hold. this usually happens years down the road though.

    If your Treo is a year or so old it shouldn't be a faulty battery. I think maybe you have an app in the background that is the main culprit.
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    How do I kill programs in the background, besides doing a reset?

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    i dont think its a faulty battery---i have had the same problem but ONLY since i upgraded from 1.15 (cingular) to 1.17.

    i have even called palm (and cingular!) to complain...cingular was much better than palm was...but i know that there is no way that i can get "up to six hours" of talk time with a battery drain like that.

    and no, i dont have anything running in the background either...

    anyone else having this problem?
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    My battery seems to drain much faster after the 1.17 CNG upgrade. I haven't quantified it yet, but there is a noticeable difference.

    Way to go, Palm. One of these decades you'll get it right.

    Treo 650 - Cingular GSM
    Software:Treo650-1.20-ENA
    Firmware:01.71
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    i looked at another thread, that talked about downgrading the ROM.

    can we (cingular) people do that? will the treo let you go backwards? if i knew that i would get better performance with 1.15 i would just go back to that until 1.18 comes out.

    as a software developer, i know how to freeze up a computer quite well

    but it seems that in this case, there is something running that is chewing up CPU time, especially when the phone is being used. i charged overnight on sunday-monday, and took it to work. made some calls, used my to-do list, etc. normal usage. i'm down to 63% now.

    i called palm--the woman (who was not that good with the english speaking) was telling me that they say you get 40 (?!) hours with the phone radio on. i dont know about any of you, but i leave mine on all the time.

    the question is...if palm has no idea about this problem, how do we have something to look forward to in the next update?
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    Dang..thank god I haven't update mine.
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    yea--it is probably best to wait until 1.18 at this point.

    can we downgrade the ROM? or will the updater look at it and say "you have a higher version than the one you are attempting to write, so it will not work"
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    I've noticed a noticeable increase in battery drain as well. I've also noticed call quality/reception has gone down a notch.
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    i suppose that we should have all realized that there were problems just based on the number of people that had issues when they tried to update (there was a thread about it on here). i know that it crapped out on me two or three times, until i tried an "alternate" way to do it.

    of course, if you want a conspiracy theory, then cingular can have palm screw up parts of the app on purpose...there is no reason that i shouldnt get good service.
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    I had a similar issue, in which the battery would completely drain overnight. I contacted Cingular and was then forwarded to Palm. The Palm engineer suggested to perform a hard reset (using the circular button inside the battery cover) while the charger was plugged in. I could not believe this to be different from a normal reset, however after leaving my phone overnight, I was pleasantly surprised to make a phone call in the morning.
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    This always happens after every upgrade, there are always a small percentage of people who have problems afterwards. I upgraded my 2 650's with Cingular and am pleased with the upgrade, sound is great and battery life is just the same.

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