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Old October 14th, 2011, 04:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Battery not as good after a year?

I think I have had the captivate for about a year. It seems like recently the battery has been dying a lot faster then it used to. Is it unusual for a battery to start to wear out after a year? Any idea how much a replacement battery would be? I have 2 extra batteries that I bought on ebay and those are fine as backups but they dont last as long as the battery that came with the phone

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I have this one from amazon it seems to be just as good as the one that came with it you can check it out and not a bad price

$13.43

(OEM SAMSUNG OEM EB575152VA BATTERY)
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Have you tried calibrating it?

Charge the phone to 100%, unplug it, turn it off, plug it back in, charge to 100%, unplug. Turn it back on, let it boot up, plug it back in until 100%. You should only have to do this once.
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Have you tried calibrating it?

Charge the phone to 100%, unplug it, turn it off, plug it back in, charge to 100%, unplug. Turn it back on, let it boot up, plug it back in until 100%. You should only have to do this once.
Thanks but yes i have done that a few times over the year and recently. Just doesnt seem to be working as well anymore
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Its certainly reasonable that the battery would be wearing out, after a year of use. Especially, something like a smartphone battery.

I bought these. 2 batteries and charger. Only had to plug my phone in a handful of times, since I got it. Always have a fully charged battery now. OEM is for whatever emergency might somehow strangely happen.

Anker 2 x 1800mAh Li-ion plus Charger for Samsung Captivate

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I think I have had the captivate for about a year. It seems like recently the battery has been dying a lot faster then it used to. Is it unusual for a battery to start to wear out after a year? Any idea how much a replacement battery would be? I have 2 extra batteries that I bought on ebay and those are fine as backups but they dont last as long as the battery that came with the phone
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I know on ebay you can get three 1800mah batteries with an external charger for about $15
3x1800mAh Battery+Charger For Samsung i9000 Galaxy S/Captivate Glide SGH-i927 | eBay
I also ran into this. It should be the same size since it is lithium polymer and does not say anything about needing a new back. 2450mah lithium polymer battery as cheap as $6.80.
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