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2021 - Replacement Battery or Mod?

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blackhawk

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Battery swelling is a failure!
Do Not Charge!!!💣💥
Replace asap ie stat before you damage your display or worse!!!
Not good...

Replace Li's when their capacity falls below 80% of original. Degrades Li's are more likely to fail.
 

blackhawk

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buy a new battery on AliExpress - or better: buy two!
Li's have a finite lifespan that starts the day they are fabricated. They degrade if used... or stored.
A bigger issue is if their voltage drops too low because of self discharge. If so it will be useless. Self discharge rate is about 2-3% a month. Typical new Li's have about a 50-70% charge on them because a 100% charge causes them to degrade faster in storage. Store in a cool, dry place.
Keep that in mind.
 

loyukfai

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OEM. Get the OEM or equivalent seal(s) too.
This?


~$40......

Not sure if I can trust those on EBay or AliExpress...

The S7 Edge and XPower mods sound interesting as they give you extra capacity, but the guidelines I found are mostly textual, some video/photo instructions would be nice.

Cheers.
 

blackhawk

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This?


~$40......

Not sure if I can trust those on EBay or AliExpress...

The S7 Edge and XPower mods sound interesting as they give you extra capacity, but the guidelines I found are mostly textual, some video/photo instructions would be nice.

Cheers.
See where the OEM cards was made.
With Samsung's it's Nam or India.
So for a Samsung battery anything from China is 3rd party.
 

blackhawk

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Good idea, but how?

Cheers.
It's a b*tch to do even for a Samsung.
Try to find major parts suppliers for the repair centers. You won't get the discounts but you will get the OEM parts.
LG may have a list of recommended suppliers.
Look for LG large suppliers selling other new OEM subassemblies.
 
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