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    6600 and the 2200

    6600 and the 2200
    After reading numerous complaints and accolades about this battery I decided to order one.

    It arrived yesterday and showed 47% charged.I immediately noticed it was a nice snug fit with no movement which was contrary to many compaints I had read.

    I put the phone with battery in the charger and was happy to see the amber light come on....about 15 minutes into the charge the phone rang.. I decided not to answer it but noticed my nice amber light had changed to a flashing red!!!!OMG...well,I waited 20 minutes and then the nice amber light appeared.

    I charged it the recommended 12 hours despite it showing fully charged after 3 hours.I took it out of the cradle and was happy to see all my functions including voice command still worked.

    With my OEM battery I never had a hard reset but many soft resets so I will be interested in seeing how the 5500 performs with the new battery.

    It seems to me that with the new battery now having a tight fit Mugen must have addressed some of the earlier problems.

    Its only day 1 but so far so good.

    BTW,,I have the Piel case and its snug but does fit ok..I imagine the leather will stretch a bit in time and it will be perfect.

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    Sorry...meant to write 6600 in the original post not 5500.

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    Flashing red is not a problem -- it's the notification light to let you know something's happened.

    Solid red is a problem.

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    Flashing red in your case was "Missed call" notification. I can't imagine why it switched back to amber unless you looked at the missed-call baloon or was in the phone program and looked at call history for either "All calls" or "Missed calls".

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    Thanks for the info...I feel better.As I underdtand it i should let the battery run almost all the way down 3x to condition it before I put it in the cradle to recharge..So far so good today.

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    Originally posted by Ehud
    Flashing red in your case was "Missed call" notification. I can't imagine why it switched back to amber unless you looked at the missed-call baloon or was in the phone program and looked at call history for either "All calls" or "Missed calls".

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    The flashing red light will go off by if you don't do anything else for like 10 minutes.
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    And It DId.

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    Just an update...its strange,the 5500 seems to be performing better than with the OEM.I have not had a soft reset yet and with all the software I have loaded I was getting them frequently with the OEM.

    When I woke up this morning the battery was 100%...but it seemed to fall to around 50% very quicklymbut fom 50% it has fallen to only 30% since this morning til around 7 tonight with frequent use of AOL and other software.Must be the conditioning process will improve its rate of decline from 100% to 50% I surmise.

    Its early but I'm very pleased at this point.

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    The 6 is next to the 5.

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    Well,things were just going to well. Yesterday I dropped the 6600 and it did a hard reset.Even though I can active sync my Microsoft Outlook stuff and had many software applications that I will have to reinstall...my fault,I dropped it.

    It performed very well all yesterday afternoon and last night.But,early this am it would not turn on.I figured I ran the battery all the way down so I put it in the cradle...I got the Red Light...it would not charge.I took the battery out and put it back in several times..totally dead.

    I then took an OEM battery out and put it in the PDA and it started working and charging right away...after 10 minutes I took it out of the cradle and reinserted the 2200 and it started working and is now charging.....very strange.

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    Well, when you drop one of these devices strange things can start to happen. It may or may not be the battery because dropping a 6600 is not exactly on the list of desired uses for the device.

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