The other day I took delivery of my brand new Nokia Lumia 900. However, I have discovered a “bug” with the phone which may catch out some people.
The problem is, when the phone is completely dead flat, if you just plug your phone into a computers USB port to recharge, or if you use some other sort of charger (like the wall plug for the iPhone/Samsung etc), the Lumia 900 won’t recharge.
After some searching, I discovered that this is a known issue on the Nokia forums, and the solution is to use the supplied Nokia wall plug to recharge the phone.
What it is, the Nokia wall plug has a higher output voltage (1A according to the forums) than the iPhone plug, or a computers USB port. The phone needs this extra juice to come back to life from a totally dead flat battery. If I attempted to recharge the phone before it went totally flat, it wouldn’t be a problem.
So the takeaways from this post are…
1. Recharge your Lumia 900 before it’s totally dead flat
2. Always know where your Nokia wall charger is