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Galaxy S4 Battery Issue : Check Your Serial Number Here

30th October 2013, 11:57 AM |#1  
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Hi guys,

as you know some of the Galaxy S4's batteries are defective (batteries are swelling), especially in Europe. Samsung acknowledged the problem and offers free replacement.

Here's something from Samsung (not official yet though AFAIK) :

You can check the Serial Number of your battery. If the S/N starts with BD1D and the date is in the range of 401 - 529 (1st april - 29th may), it's probably a defective battery.

Any battery with S/N between BD1D401XX and BD1D529XX needs replacement.

Hope this will help some of you.
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30th October 2013, 03:19 PM |#2  
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Hi guys,

as you know some of the Galaxy S4's batteries are defective (batteries are swelling), especially in Europe. Samsung acknowledged the problem and offers free replacement.

Here's something from Samsung (not official yet though AFAIK) :

You can check the Serial Number of your battery. If the S/N starts with BD1D and the date is in the range of 401 - 529 (1st april - 29th may), it's probably a defective battery.

Any battery with S/N between BD1D401XX and BD1D529XX needs replacement.

Hope this will help some of you.

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30th October 2013, 06:26 PM |#3  
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i smell corporate espionage

I called T-mobile and complained. They sent a replacement this week at no cost. I jst have to pay shipping+tax ($8)
30th October 2013, 06:53 PM |#4  
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I called T-mobile and complained. They sent a replacement this week at no cost. I jst have to pay shipping+tax ($8)

So you had to pay half the price of a battery anyways. What a rip-off! Free means FREE aka paying NOTHING!
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30th October 2013, 08:14 PM |#5  
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I agree! Especially since Samsung acknowledged the problem. It seems like the battery should come directly from them, but either way, you shouldn't pay a single cent for that replacement.
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my battery is BD1D415 and it is defective and swelling and my phone was bought from Saudi Arabia and i live in EGYPT so my warranty doesn't cover it in EGYPT
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My serial number was BD, it became defective.

I got 2 free batterys from Samsung.
1st November 2013, 06:45 AM |#8  
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My serial number was BD, it became defective.

I got 2 free batterys from Samsung.

How was that???

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I have two phones.
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Hey, what about the battery that is in my i9505?

S/N : AA1D905sS/2-B
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