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3rd January 2013, 04:33 PM |#1  
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Nope not a problem (anymore) but just something I wanted to share with you. I bought an XT894 of Ebay, apparently from an XDA member. The phone is unable to register the SIM. So I thought of buying a new daughter board and swap it out. Then I thought of just swapping it with mine just to be sure. I did, but to no avail. While testing I accidentally used my battery in the Ebay Droid. After the swap I placed the batteries back. The phones kept on working. But one of the batteries wouldn't charge (my own Droid with the battery I accidentally put in the Ebay Droiid). When I plugged in the charger, the phone started charging from 5% to 100% in 5sec. But the phone wouldn't boot. I left it on the charger for a night, also didn't help. Then I thought of soldering a factory cable and SBF the SOB. Yep, that also did not work. The same thing happened, you plug in the charger and it goes from 5% to 100% in 5sec. After that I just ordered another XT894 with a cracked screen. The mainboard can be used to fix the one I bought of Ebay. The battery can probably fix my own Droid.

Yesterday I decided to swap batteries again. I was hesitant because of the risk of killing both batteries. But for some reason Battery A works in Droid B an battery B works in Droid A. I charged both, drained both 'till they turned off. And now both are on their second charge. In short, both Droids seem to be working well after I swapped the batteries. I searched everywhere but could find no report of this. That's why I'm posting it. As you can see I tried everything I could think of. Nothing, noooothing helped.

The next step would be swapping the batteries back again. But I won't be doing that. I had to go through 4 days without a working phone.

Just thought I'd share. An apparently dead battery isn't always dead. Even when the factory cable doesn't seem to work.
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20th February 2014, 04:02 AM |#2  
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Nope not a problem (anymore) but just something I wanted to share with you. I bought an XT894 of Ebay, apparently from an XDA member. The phone is unable to register the SIM. So I thought of buying a new daughter board and swap it out. Then I thought of just swapping it with mine just to be sure. I did, but to no avail. While testing I accidentally used my battery in the Ebay Droid. After the swap I placed the batteries back. The phones kept on working. But one of the batteries wouldn't charge (my own Droid with the battery I accidentally put in the Ebay Droiid). When I plugged in the charger, the phone started charging from 5% to 100% in 5sec. But the phone wouldn't boot. I left it on the charger for a night, also didn't help. Then I thought of soldering a factory cable and SBF the SOB. Yep, that also did not work. The same thing happened, you plug in the charger and it goes from 5% to 100% in 5sec. After that I just ordered another XT894 with a cracked screen. The mainboard can be used to fix the one I bought of Ebay. The battery can probably fix my own Droid.

Yesterday I decided to swap batteries again. I was hesitant because of the risk of killing both batteries. But for some reason Battery A works in Droid B an battery B works in Droid A. I charged both, drained both 'till they turned off. And now both are on their second charge. In short, both Droids seem to be working well after I swapped the batteries. I searched everywhere but could find no report of this. That's why I'm posting it. As you can see I tried everything I could think of. Nothing, noooothing helped.

The next step would be swapping the batteries back again. But I won't be doing that. I had to go through 4 days without a working phone.

Just thought I'd share. An apparently dead battery isn't always dead. Even when the factory cable doesn't seem to work.

I bought an ebay d4 to fix my d4. All seemed to be ok, but now I am having the above mentioned problem. Why wont my d4 recognize its own battery? I know the battery is charged, I charged it just fine before I took it apart, now it wont do anything unless its plugged in and its jumping from 0% to 5% then 2 seconds later, 100%. I can't get it boot. I will try the battery swap mentioned above, but the ebay d4s battery overheated, and when i got it and booted it, it had to exit `cooldown mode`. So im concerned about using that battery. Is there any way to get my d4 and its phone to talk to each other again?

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So, I tried the fix above, it didn't work either. As I was replacing the original battery, I remembered how the battery flopped out cuz the adhesive wasn't stuck to anything. So I took that cable that screws the phone to the battery and bent it down. Phone powered on wonderfully !!!! Im so happy! Thank you to everyone on here for sharing your repair knowledge so freely love y'all!
19th June 2014, 05:19 PM |#3  
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I bought an ebay d4 to fix my d4. All seemed to be ok, but now I am having the above mentioned problem. Why wont my d4 recognize its own battery? I know the battery is charged, I charged it just fine before I took it apart, now it wont do anything unless its plugged in and its jumping from 0% to 5% then 2 seconds later, 100%. I can't get it boot. I will try the battery swap mentioned above, but the ebay d4s battery overheated, and when i got it and booted it, it had to exit `cooldown mode`. So im concerned about using that battery. Is there any way to get my d4 and its phone to talk to each other again?

---------- Post added at 11:02 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:41 PM ----------

So, I tried the fix above, it didn't work either. As I was replacing the original battery, I remembered how the battery flopped out cuz the adhesive wasn't stuck to anything. So I took that cable that screws the phone to the battery and bent it down. Phone powered on wonderfully !!!! Im so happy! Thank you to everyone on here for sharing your repair knowledge so freely love y'all!

Can you elaborate on "bent it down" ? the flap screws flat so how do you bend it down ? I have the same issue and just want to try it.
3rd July 2014, 03:50 AM |#4  
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TE=tigron;53524117]Can you elaborate on "bent it down" ? the flap screws flat so how do you bend it down ? I have the same issue and just want to try it.[/QUOTE]

Sure. I unscrewed the battery, and even though it looked flush I bent that tab down a bit. When I screwed it back in the battery worked just fine. Hope this helps!
20th August 2014, 08:00 AM |#5  
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I have exactly the same problem, anybody solved it?

It looks strange for me benting the tap since there are 2 screws that keep it hold on the phone..

Edit: I can confirm is a contact problem, as soon as you keep pressed in the middle of the screws it works...
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6th September 2014, 03:20 PM |#6  
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Not charging more than 4-10%
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I have exactly the same problem, anybody solved it?

It looks strange for me benting the tap since there are 2 screws that keep it hold on the phone..

Edit: I can confirm is a contact problem, as soon as you keep pressed in the middle of the screws it works...



I have same issue, maybe different. I discover that it was the charger. Gladly, i have 3 of them, and changing it start charging more than 10%, now it is charging to 12% and keep going
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