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Battery swelling very slightly

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18th January 2014, 07:16 AM   |  #1  
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Yesterday my phone randomly rebooted so i took out the battery and it has a slight bulge (baerly noticable). It lasts for a decent amount of time on a single charge and the phone doesn't heat up. Is it safe to keep this battery or should i buy another one?
P.S samsung wont replace it for free because i bought the phone from another country
18th January 2014, 07:52 AM   |  #2  
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If the serial number of the battery starts with BD then it is most likely from the batch that were faulty from manufacture. If that is the case I would replace it asap as there have been cases of it putting pressure on the screen

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18th January 2014, 09:33 AM   |  #3  
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The bulge isn't that big to cause pressure but i've heard it might explode while charging which would be far more dangerous than pressure...
18th January 2014, 10:35 AM   |  #4  
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If the serial number of the battery starts with BD then it is most likely from the batch that were faulty from manufacture. If that is the case I would replace it asap as there have been cases of it putting pressure on the screen

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Yes the serial does start with BD
18th January 2014, 10:44 AM   |  #5  
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Buy a new one. This will get worse and before you know it your phone will ne rebooting 20 times a day.
18th January 2014, 10:56 AM   |  #6  
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Buy a new one. This will get worse and before you know it your phone will ne rebooting 20 times a day.

So, should i check the serial of the new battery and avoid the ones starting with BD?
EDIT: I checked the phones of 2 of my friends. one of them had a battery starting YS and it was flat and fine. The other one starts with BD like mine and as expected, it's swelling
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18th January 2014, 12:33 PM   |  #7  
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Don't buy anything, take it to service and they'll replace it for free.
18th January 2014, 06:20 PM   |  #8  
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Don't buy anything, take it to service and they'll replace it for free.

I already mentioned that i called the service center and they wont replace it because the phone was bought from Saudi Arabia (I live in Egypt).
Anyways, I bought a new one. The S/N starts with AA and battery life is a tad better than before. Now the question is, Can I still use the old battery when needed? like when i'm on a trip or something and need some extra power. The bulge is very small and it's lasts almost as long as a normal battery.
20th January 2014, 02:43 AM   |  #9  
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I wont risk it mate, i got mine replaced by sammy asap. Just buy a spare battery for trips.

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22nd January 2014, 08:37 AM   |  #10  
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Dont risk using that old battery that swells. If you want an extra one, its best to buy one mate.

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