Razr Battery Bug? My electrical engineering is a little thin, so bear with me... A bunch of my friends and coworkers have Motorolla Razr phones that have absolutely atrocious battery life - single-digit hours. Part of the problem may be how often it powers-up to search for a tower in low coverage areas, but today I ran a voltmeter across several of the batteries and found something interesting: The battery is a 3.6v, 700mAh LiIion with four terminals on it. Checking a near-dead battery (according to the phone) with a voltmeter showed that there are 3 negative terminals and 1 positive one. The voltages were something like 3.8, 3.8, and 1.1V. On one that has the same battery life issue but just came off a charger, they were all like 3.9V. So it seems to me that the phones are only using one cell of a 3 cell battery! Since I think it is unlikely that the phone is physically wired wrong, I'm thinking maybe it is supposed to switch between cells, but there is a software bug that prevents it from doing that. Looking online, it looks like they don't publish release notes, so I can't find that out, but they do have updates and I'll try that.... ....Failing that, I was thinking of using a thin piece of wire to bridge 3 of the leads on the phone to combine the cells of the battery in parallel. Whatdaya think? One concern I have is doing that when the one cell is low - could that damage the battery if the voltages aren't matched?