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Old 05-03-2012, 11:51 AM
Bryce
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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. I removed/reinstalled the battery
in hopes of a recovery on reboot. No joy.

The battery (installed six months ago) is not from Verizon.
I have a hunch last night's software update added this new
feature and I must now buy a pricey battery from the V
store. Anybody else seeing this?

Roby


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Old 05-03-2012, 01:30 PM
Bryce
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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. I removed/reinstalled the
> battery in hopes of a recovery on reboot. No joy.
>
> The battery (installed six months ago) is not from
> Verizon. I have a hunch last night's software update added
> this new feature and I must now buy a pricey battery from
> the V store. Anybody else seeing this?
>
> Roby

---------------------------------
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.

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Old 05-04-2012, 12:36 AM
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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?
>>
>> Roby

> ---------------------------------
> 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.

Cheers, -- tlvp
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Old 05-04-2012, 01:07 AM
Justin
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Default Re: "Use genuine battery"

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?
>>>
>>> Roby

>> ---------------------------------
>> 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!

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Old 05-04-2012, 12:25 PM
Joe from NY
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On Thu, 3 May 2012 21:07:07 -0400, Justin wrote
(in article <jnva3r$t8j$1@dont-email.me>):

> 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?
>>>>
>>>> Roby
>>> ---------------------------------
>>> 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
exact wording.)

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.

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Joey from New York
Among those whom I like or admire, I can find*no common denominator,
but among those*whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.
* *-- WH Auden


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