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    I've had my phone on all day with a full charge and the battery is at 82%. Is it bad to let it drain to only that much and give it a full recharge? Will it hender the cell?
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    I do it regularly and the battery is still fine. Some days I run the battery down to 50% or so, and on rare days it goes as far as 30%...but usually I don't go below the mid 70% range but I still charge it. I have noticed no ill effects.
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    Agreed. This battery is pretty good and, as a Li-Ion, does not have theb " memory Effect" of older "Ni-Cad" batteries. As a general good practice, always charge when able...
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    Hello Denver_C5,

    Kevin from palmOne here. Good advice from the previous posters. Here is some difinitive info on the battery, from the User Guide.

    Battery life depends on individual usage. When used as a phone, your
    Treo battery provides approximately 6 hours of talk time or 10 days of
    standby time. When used as an organizer only (no phone), the battery
    provides about 10 days of normal use.
    Maximizing battery life
    You can increase the life of your Treo battery by following a few easy
    guidelines. Remember that battery life depends on how you use your Treo.

    • Charge your Treo whenever you’re at your desk. The Li-Ion battery in your
    Treo has a much longer useful life when it is topped offfrequently, versus
    charging it after it is fully drained.

    • The wireless features (phone, email, messaging, and web) of your Treo
    generally consume more power than its organizer features. However, if
    you spend a lot of time using the camera, games, media players, eBooks,
    or other Palm OS applications, keep an eye on the battery level and
    charge when necessary.

    • If you don’t plan to use the wireless features on your Treo for a while, you
    may want to turn off Wireless Mode (see page 14). You can forward calls to
    a different number or let all calls be picked up by voicemail (see page 45).

    • As with any mobile phone, if you are in an area with no wireless
    coverage, your Treo searches for a signal, which consumes power. If you
    cannot move to an area of better coverage, you may wish to temporarily
    turn off Wireless Mode.

    • Use the keyboard backlight (see page 22) only when you need it.

    • Turn down the screen brightness (see page 114).

    • Decrease the Auto-off setting in General Preferences (see page 120).
    This turns off your screen automatically after a shorter period of inactivity.

    Sincerely
    Kevin
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    Good experience.
    Treo+iBook is a kind of life style.
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    Kevin,

    Recently I've noticed a significant decrease in battery life. When I leave work around 4 PM with a fully charged battery, make or receive few calls and turn the wireless off before hitting the sack, I'm showing under 50% charge remaining when I get up the next morning. Anything I can do to get more idle time beyond the suggestions you've stated or am I looking at having to have it serviced?

    TIA
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    Related question to gr82b: what happens when one needs battery replaced....send back to palm or can we do it ourselves?
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    I've had my Treo for about six months and now the battery drains everyday!

    It last for about 6-8 hours (standby) and when I use it, it will last about and hour.

    I've removed all programs and installs and it still drains.

    Anybody else have this problem?

    I still like my phone, but it's no good if it can't hold a freak'n charge!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gr82b
    Kevin,

    Recently I've noticed a significant decrease in battery life. When I leave work around 4 PM with a fully charged battery, make or receive few calls and turn the wireless off before hitting the sack, I'm showing under 50% charge remaining when I get up the next morning. Anything I can do to get more idle time beyond the suggestions you've stated or am I looking at having to have it serviced?

    TIA
    Hello gr82b,

    I've hunted around and, besides what I listed earlier, there are a few other suggestions made in palmOne's Knowledge Library article "Maximize battery life (Treo 600)"

    Perhaps others here can add anything of which I'm unaware.
    According to info supplied by palmOne, Lithium Ion batteries will typically give two years of service. The useful life of a Lithium Ion battery is lengthened by judicious use: charge frequently. Lithium Ion batteries last longer when you do not fully discharge the battery."

    Sincerely
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    Quote Originally Posted by dtsm
    Related question to gr82b: what happens when one needs battery replaced....send back to palm or can we do it ourselves?
    Hi dtsm,

    palmOne does not recommend opening the handheld to replace the battery. Opening your handheld to replace the rechargeable battery may void your warranty. You can find repair information as it regards the battery here

    That being said, you might try an advanced search here at TC with the 2 words,
    battery replace,
    for any other alternatives.

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    This is where I got my replacement Treo 600 battery:

    http://www.gethightech.com/Merchant2...gory_Code=BATT

    I followed the directions and had a better battery installed in about 10 minutes. Then again, I open up everything, and _usually_ get them put back together again.

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