September 6th, 2011, 11:53 AM
Thread Author (OP)
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Downers Grove, IL
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3 (L710)
Thanked 31 Times in 26 Posts
3rd Party Generic Battery Issue
Okay, so I know there was supposed to be a Sticky thread regarding battery problems, however, I could not find it on any of the threads. I probably wasn't looking hard enough. Sorry to the mods if they have to move this later.
On to the issue...
As the topic states, I purchased a 3rd party generic extended life battery from Amazon a little over a week ago. After installing the new battery, I tried turning on the phone, but it wouldn't power on. So, I attached the charger and waited around 5-10 minutes before it even powered on. Normally, the battery charge screen would appear rather than the phone just instantly turning on while plugged in to the charger. I shrugged this off and finished charging my new battery.
Just a few days ago, and again yesterday, I received a notification on my phone stating that the new extended life battery was not compatible with the phone. This struck me as odd since the phone did not display this notice in the beginning when I first installed it, nor did it display the message after rebooting a couple times after and prior to the notifications.
On the battery it states that it goes to I-500 series phones so I thought that it would work with no problems. On the Amazon seller's page for this item they stated that it worked with all I-500 series Androind phones and gave a list of the different models; Mesmerize, Fascinate, etc.
So I'm down to this: Either the battery is loose and the prongs are not sitting correctly so whenever a larger-than-normal bump comes along and rattles the phone, it disturbs the battery and makes the phone think its not compatible, or the phone is just delaying the message and it is, indeed, an incompatible battery.
Thanks for looking!