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[Q] Nexus 4 LG model battery replacement london service

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9th December 2014, 11:07 PM   |  #1  
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Dear friends,
my nexus 4 is 1 1/2 years old now. while its a great phone the battery now dies too fast. its hardly few hours. always remembering charging is an issue. also the extra portable power has to be used so much frequently.

Its now out of warranty. as one year has passed. i cannot for sure change battery myself. Pls let me know is there any service repair center in your experience where i can get this battery replaced for nexus 4.

I am based out of london and if its in london the better.

kindly advice thank you
10th December 2014, 01:38 AM   |  #2  
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I have seen that you can replace the battery yourself if you are careful enough, there are tutorials with step-by-step pictures.. As for the battery, an Optimus G battery will also work, but you must make sure the battery is authentic; I have read that there are lots of counterfeit ones offered online.
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I have seen that you can replace the battery yourself if you are careful enough, there are tutorials with step-by-step pictures.. As for the battery, an Optimus G battery will also work, but you must make sure the battery is authentic; I have read that there are lots of counterfeit ones offered online.

hello thank you for your prompt reply. actuially thats my concern that I was wondering if there is some reliable trusted repair shop they would be able to supply authetic battery and also do professionally the replacement...i m really not good at tech things and if it comes to hardware i really dont want to end with a phone not working

Hence the request...has anbody got their nexus 4 replaced here at london locally ..
11th December 2014, 05:46 PM   |  #4  
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appreciate if somebody could have offered some insight
11th December 2014, 11:41 PM   |  #5  
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appreciate if somebody could have offered some insight

hello

I replaced my n4 battery last week with a battery claiming to be genuine from ebay uk.
it was quite easy the tricky part is the adhesive holding the battery down its pretty strong stuff.
When I bought the battery I didn't know if it actually was genuine or not, but after fitting it it appears to work as I remember my n4 working when I first had it.
I would recommend you do it yourself one other thing if the phone has never been opened, the clips for the rear half of the case are difficult to undo, so take care when prying open the back.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2616433995...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

this link is the exact battery I have used. If you want any more info just ask ill do my best to help you.
14th December 2014, 07:16 PM   |  #6  
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hello

I replaced my n4 battery last week with a battery claiming to be genuine from ebay uk.
it was quite easy the tricky part is the adhesive holding the battery down its pretty strong stuff.
When I bought the battery I didn't know if it actually was genuine or not, but after fitting it it appears to work as I remember my n4 working when I first had it.
I would recommend you do it yourself one other thing if the phone has never been opened, the clips for the rear half of the case are difficult to undo, so take care when prying open the back.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2616433995...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

this link is the exact battery I have used. If you want any more info just ask ill do my best to help you.

Hi,

I live in Holland and I want to buy the original battery.
How is it holding up?
Are you getting more SOT than before?

Thanks in advance!
16th December 2014, 03:11 AM   |  #7  
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Hey guys, I ran into some issues after replacing my battery. I bought this one, it look identical to the original I think.

After replacing it, my phone gets the red LED light if I try to hold Power to turn it on. The only way to turn it on is by entering fastboot mode (Power + Vol Down).

The phone would not reboot itself on software commands (ie. rebooting from recovery menu or "fastboot reboot"), the only way is to enter fastboot mode when the phone is off. Secondly, the battery icon does have the lightning charging sign, however the status said it's "Not charging". There is no green charging light. Right now the battery percentage is decreasing as I use the phone.

I am able to transfer files to the phone if I connect it to the computer, I have to assume it is charging even though the phone doesn't update the battery info. I am running fully factory stock firmware, Android 5.0.1.

I wonder if this is an issue with the battery, or if I need to completely drain it or some extra step I need to perform? Thanks.


Nevermind, it was a faulty battery and I'm getting an exchange. I guess they stored it for a so long.
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16th December 2014, 09:02 AM   |  #8  
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Hey guys, I ran into some issues after replacing my battery. I bought this one, it look identical to the original I think.

After replacing it, my phone gets the red LED light if I try to hold Power to turn it on. The only way to turn it on is by entering fastboot mode (Power + Vol Down).

The phone would not reboot itself on software commands (ie. rebooting from recovery menu or "fastboot reboot"), the only way is to enter fastboot mode when the phone is off. Secondly, the battery icon does have the lightning charging sign, however the status said it's "Not charging". There is no green charging light. Right now the battery percentage is decreasing as I use the phone.

I am able to transfer files to the phone if I connect it to the computer, I have to assume it is charging even though the phone doesn't update the battery info. I am running fully factory stock firmware, Android 5.0.1.

I wonder if this is an issue with the battery, or if I need to completely drain it or some extra step I need to perform? Thanks.

I don't think it's the official one..
19th December 2014, 12:30 AM   |  #9  
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you can buy the original one here: http://www.spareslg.com/bateria-lg-e...c61898601.html
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My N4's battery was starting to expand. I noticed it when the Qi orb charger stopped working and the glass was lifting up on the front left side. I did the replacement myself and it was not too hard. I would suggest watching the YouTube videos a few times over. As for tools, I borrowed the screwdrivers from my office, guitar pics and a hair dryer from my wife. As for how long it took, it was about an hour. You will need a lot of patience with opening the phone and prying out the old one. As for the battery, I figured I would get what I paid for, so I avoided the $10 ones on Amazon and Ebay as there were too many bad reviews there. I was able to buy a brand new (non OEM) one from Radio Shack online and ship it too the store down the street.

http://www.radioshack.com/dantona-3-.../55076584.html

I can now get 24hrs up time with light use (stock 5.0.1).

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