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Re: E71 firmware v400.21.013 power consumption

Registered Member
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E71 firmware v400.21.013 power consumption

I recently upgraded the firmware of my E71 from version 300 to 400.21.013. Previously the battery lasted in normal use approximately three days. After the upgrade the battery drains in half a day. Has anyone noticed similar problem and is there a solution for it?
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Registered Member
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Re: E71 firmware v400.21.013 power consumption

I noticed the same problem. Battery goes dead much much faster than before update... That's not much of improvment with new firmware!
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Mobile Overlord
scoobyman
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Re: E71 firmware v400.21.013 power consumption

@AnttiP

@aslesp56

 

You could always try installing the Nokia Energy Profiler v1.2 to see where consumption arising from:http://www.forum.nokia.com/Technology_Topics/Application_Quality/Power_Management/Nokia_Energy_Profi...

Happy to have helped forum in a small way with a Support Ratio = 37.0

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Sage
riversandlakes
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Re: E71 firmware v400.21.013 power consumption

Yeah, investigate with the Profiler.

Are you sure v400 chomps on power? v300 gives 3-5 days depending on usage.

E71! Lovin' It! :smileyvery-happy:
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xinighung
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Re: E71 firmware v400.21.013 power consumption

i havent noticed this problem. i recently upgraded from 300 to 400.. hmm, but normally on my previous firmware my battery lasts 3-4.
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E71-1 (40) || RM-346 || 400.21.013
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Registered Member
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Re: E71 firmware v400.21.013 power consumption

First of all, can you share as to how you moved to the new FW? I am on 300.21.012. 

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Advisor
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Re: E71 firmware v400.21.013 power consumption

i have the same problem..before i updated firmware to v400.21.013 it was lasting 3-4 days but now with v400 it cant even last 24 hours. what might be wrong with updating firmware v400.21.013
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New Member
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Re: E71 firmware v400.21.013 power consumption

Did you who experience a higher power consumption restore any settings/files after the update?
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Mobile Overlord
scoobyman
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Re: E71 firmware v400.21.013 power consumption

I notice that iON Battery Timer is still estimating average battery life @ 3 days, but do wonder whether the fact that you are now forced to install Nokia Mail just to add a "Mailbox" has anything to do with issue although you can still decline to utilize or uninstall afterwards. 

Happy to have helped forum in a small way with a Support Ratio = 37.0

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New Member
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Re: E71 firmware v400.21.013 power consumption

I did update to firmware 4 and I noticed the same with the aforementioned. After 10 hours or so the battery level drops significantly.


I restored contacts via nokia suite. Keep in mind that restoring via sd card always introduce serious problems when upgrading firmware (gps stops working, wifi halts,etc). For the same reason I am always biased to restore settings even from nokia suite. I restore only contacts, calendar and messages.

 

I did not installed any other software except nokia energy profiler and it showed the same amount of watts consumed as before(~0.02W - ~0.04W while locked and screen turned off).

 

Then I figured what was wrong.. Although the battery was dropped to 2 bars(1st day), it stayed to 2 bars for one & half days then dropped to 1 bar and stayed for one day more and all this while I was using the phone to make or receive calls.

 

So, clearly there is a bug in the "power level consumed figuring out algorithm".

 

I hope that helps..

 

 

 

 

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New Member
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Re: E71 firmware v400.21.013 power consumption

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I just want to add that this is a serious bug due to enormous psycological effects to the user.

If you dont know when to recharge is like a car with broken fuel gauge.

So, I assume that they will fix it shortly.

I only pitty myself that I have to do all the upgrade procedure from the start.

 

Other than that the firmware is ok. I hope not to introduce new bugs with the new firmware.

 

Get it right Nokia!

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New Member
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Re: E71 firmware v400.21.013 power consumption

I also noticed the same problem. Before update I get 5-6 days battery life, now only 1-2. :smileysad:

 

I also tried to uninstall email client from apps, but batery life is same..

 

Any suggestions?

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Advisor
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Re: E71 firmware v400.21.013 power consumption

do you guys having this problem in e71 have Garmin Navigation software installed in your device?
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Advisor
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Re: E71 firmware v400.21.013 power consumption

do you guys who have this problem in e71 have also Garmin Navigation software installed in your devices?
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Registered Member
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Re: E71 firmware v400.21.013 power consumption

My E71 had a problem with Garmin. Garmin was running background process (in the options it was disabled!) and i turned it off again now it's everything back to normal or even better power consumption!

So try to find the background service with some processes listing program and you'll have the solution.

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Advisor
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Re: E71 firmware v400.21.013 power consumption

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To resolve this problem follow the steps below;

1-) Delete files cardrunner.dll and cardrunner.rsc in your device, paths to the files in your device is as below.

E:\sys\bin\CardRunner.dll

E:\resource\plugins\CardRunner.RSC
2-) Then start Garmin application and go to  “tools ->settings -> System” and  disable the option "Launch Background service"

 

And that's it..

Message Edited by yaltek on 09-Jan-2010 01:58 PM
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Registered Member
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Re: E71 firmware v400.21.013 power consumption

It happens on the E63 using the same firmware.Before lasted 3-4 days with bluetooth on, now max. 36 hours.
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New Member
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Re: E71 firmware v400.21.013 power consumption

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Noticed that too... on the 300 firmware nokia energy profiler showed constant energy consumption about 0,05W when not used.

Now just after the phone turns on the power consumption goes normally  (http://www.image-share.com/image.php?img=133/168.png), but if I ever use the bulitin WLAN desktop app/plugin it consumes every minute nearly 1W of power even if it's not used and scanning is turned off (http://www.image-share.com/image.php?img=133/169.png).

 

I have no WLAN availability scanning (it's turned to 'never'), and I always turn the WLAN desktop scan off.

 

The funniest thing at all is that when I 'delete' the WLAN scan from desktop (in personalization options)  the power consumption goes again as it was before using any WLAN connection (http://www.image-share.com/image.php?img=133/170.png)

 

Magic?

Message Edited by thonka on 12-Jan-2010 05:53 PM
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