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By Harlquinth, Junior Member on 13th July 2019, 08:36 PM
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Hi,

Just wondering if anyone's able to help/has any ideas.

I have a HTC universal (an SPV M5000) that I use as my main phone (mainly due to liking the keyboard, as well as the rest of the hardware). I've kept it going over the last 15 years by buying replacements off ebay when the hardware has worn out (this is now the 3rd or 4th HTC universal phone that I've had), and also buying replacement batteries off ebay.

Unfortunately, I can find virtually nowhere left selling replacement batteries anymore. (The only place I can find still selling replacement batteries is e-batteries.co.uk, which I'm unsure of, as it doesn't seem to have a very good reputation when reading reviews.)

Does anyone happen to know of any place that might still have replacement batteries at all?

Alternatively, I was wondering if there are any alternatives, is it possible to recondition/repair dead batteries somehow (I have plenty to test with!), or perhaps even make your own battery?

I have HTC universal's spare to keep me going, but one, possibly two good batteries left at the moment , so am trying to find a way of keeping it going! (I know it may be a slim hope with such old hardware, and there haven't been many posts in the last 5 years!)

Thanks in advance if anyone can help!
15th November 2019, 01:35 PM |#2  
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Just came here searching for the same help. I recently dug up my Qtek 9000 and realised that the battery had swollen, so it wouldn't recharge / nor boot anymore. :/
17th April 2020, 02:02 AM |#3  
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Apologies for also posting in a long dead thread but am also trying to source a battery for a HTC universal
Its proving practically IMPOSSIBLE and i cant find anywhere online that has one up for sale

Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated
26th June 2020, 10:02 PM |#4  
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Hello fellow battery seekers. I must say I have spent the last month combing trough the whole wide web for any place anywhere with PU16a batteries for sale. No luck. I found a place in India having them but not shipping internationally, I tried the Battery-mart website that shows them in stock but just got a refund after a few days. Finally found two manufacturers on Alibaba. Was so excited as the price was $5.95 per item, minimum order 30 pieces. One of the seller did not reply at my questions at all and the other informed me that one of the parts required to manufacture the battery is out of production and can no longer be produced. So I'm out of luck. I need at least 3 working batteries. If anyone living in the UK has any dead batteries to give away, I can try to rig one up. I will experiment with some slim Blackberry batteries I have, maybe solder the wires to see if it boots up and recharge correctly. I will post the results.
19th July 2020, 10:56 PM |#5  
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Originally Posted by Harlquinth

Hi,

Just wondering if anyone's able to help/has any ideas.

I have a HTC universal (an SPV M5000) that I use as my main phone (mainly due to liking the keyboard, as well as the rest of the hardware). I've kept it going over the last 15 years by buying replacements off ebay when the hardware has worn out (this is now the 3rd or 4th HTC universal phone that I've had), and also buying replacement batteries off ebay.

Unfortunately, I can find virtually nowhere left selling replacement batteries anymore. (The only place I can find still selling replacement batteries is e-batteries.co.uk, which I'm unsure of, as it doesn't seem to have a very good reputation when reading reviews.)

Does anyone happen to know of any place that might still have replacement batteries at all?

Alternatively, I was wondering if there are any alternatives, is it possible to recondition/repair dead batteries somehow (I have plenty to test with!), or perhaps even make your own battery?

I have HTC universal's spare to keep me going, but one, possibly two good batteries left at the moment , so am trying to find a way of keeping it going! (I know it may be a slim hope with such old hardware, and there haven't been many posts in the last 5 years!)

Thanks in advance if anyone can help!

Hey, I got my hands on a lot of batteries for the Universal. If anyone is interested, I'm selling them at 30 GBP a piece, discount for multiple items. Find it here https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254659262462 or look for PU16A on ebay.co.uk
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