Since Nokia got Lumia 800 out in Germany, I was hunting it down. Found it on stock at Amazon.de and one of its sub suppliers. The phone arrived, and I put my 1-year-old HTC Desire HD in the drawer. Got the new micro sim card from a local Telenor in-store shop, and was up and running within 15 mins. Super great.
But then problems start to arrive on the internet. Lots of blogs post describing how Lumia had battery problems, and Nokia fighting to fix the errors. Lots of people seem to have gone back to the store, to exchange the phone to a new Lumia without the power problem. So i quickly downloaded the Nokia diagnostics tools, to see if my phone was affected. But luckily it was not.
The battery problem arrived
But a couple of weeks ago, the new firmware came out. version 1600.2483.8106.11500. I installed it, and everything seemed to work. But my Lumia ran dry and got at problem to start it. I wouldn’t turn on or start charging. Was was plugin and unplugging to try. Suddenly i got the red low-fuel battery on the screen, so i thought it was started to charge. And hour later i came back, the same red low-fuel battery was displayed. And i wouldn’t start op.
So i tried searching on Google to find help on how to get life to the phone again. I found a tip, that told me that the charge could have problems if the battery was cold. Ok, my phone was charging in a room just below normal room temperature. So i tried to warm the phone in my hands, as the blog post told me. And plug the USB cable in and out, and then it suddenly started to boot after 10 seconds the red battery symbol.
Now everything was normal again. But no.. Though Nokia diagnostics told me everything was normal, it only lasted about 7-8 hours before it ran out of juice again. So something had gone wrong. I tried to restart the phone, but that didn’t help. Nokia Diagnostics said that i had just over 1500 mHa, as i should have. So i decided to try out a new method.
This solved the problem
I decided to run the Lumia 800 flat of power again. I was drained dead in the evening. Then started to charge the phone. Just simply put in the USB cable, and left it for the night. Next morning i booted the phone, and the Nokia had full power again. So at 7:00 I took the power cable out, went to the office, and used it for my daily work. Used Foursquare, Wordfeud, made some phone calls through the day, checked email, etc. Just normal business use. Arrived at home about 17:00 and checked the battery level at 21:00. It was only down to 54% of max. Great!
Running the battery flat, and charging over night, seemed to had restored my Nokia Lumia 800′s battery to normal niveau again. Great.
I you have battery problems after the 1600.2483.8106.11500 firmware update or 1600.2483.8106.11501. Then I hope this little trick would help you.