05-04-2012, 12:25 PM
| | Re: "Use genuine battery"
On Thu, 3 May 2012 21:07:07 -0400, Justin wrote
(in article <email@example.com>):
> tlvp wrote on [Thu, 3 May 2012 20:36:10 -0400]:
>> On Thu, 03 May 2012 09:30:50 -0400, Bryce wrote:
>>> Bryce wrote:
>>>> My LG VX5500 began its day with a red-screen message "Use
>>>> genuine battery --Power off--" and a 10-second count-down
>>>> after which it shuts down. ...
>>>> ... Anybody else seeing this?
>>> Apparently this is an LG feature. Folloing advice gleaned
>>> from search of several (other) forums, I put the battery in
>>> the freezer for about 15 minutes, then back into the phone,
>>> which now works.
>> You've not yet encountered that other LG "feature",
>> the request to use a genuine charger?
>> As intermittent as the first, ie.,
>> ignore it, it'll go away.
>> Mine keeps both in rotation for whenever it wants to be annoying.
> I thought only Motorola did that!
My Samsung Droid Charge (newly acquired) has made it clear I'm to use only
Samsung-branded batteries and the manual either stated outright or heavily
implied that non-standard batteries won't be charged (don't remember the
I haven't had to replace the battery or look for a spare yet, so I don't know
if it'll behave the same way, but it's kind of looking like a trend.
Joey from New York
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but among those*whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.
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