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Accessories Problem with $10 Ebay Extended battery

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Fixmy59bug, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. Fixmy59bug

    Fixmy59bug Active Member
    Thread Starter

    Jun 7, 2010
    Ok, So I picked up a $10 "long life" 3500mAh battery on Ebay from ibestone about a week and a half ago. Quick shipping, but the battery appears to be junk.

    Received the battery today in the mail and instantly put it on the charger via USB.

    After about 2 1/2 hours the green light lit up so I figured it was good to go.

    Unplugged it and started messing around a little bit. After 56 minutes of moderate use the battery was down to 86%. So I put it to sleep and put it in my pocket. 20 minutes later, it vibrates and turns off. I turn it back on and the battery is at 82%. Then it shuts right back off.

    When I got home I left it off and put it on the wall charger. The solid orange light came on so I figured it was charging. About 20 minutes later I go back into my room and I notice the light is flashing orange then flashing green and repeating. I turn the phone back on and it is at 76% and it turns right back off again.

    I put it back on the USB charger and turned it back on. It got as high as 94% then disconnected and started the orange/green flashing again. Also, under Battery Status, it says "Discharging" instead of the normal "Not Charging".

    After 5 minutes of discharging, it automatically reconnects and starts charging again. It repeats this for about 5 cycles then shuts off on it's own again.

    I put the OEM battery back in and it works just fine again.

    I think I learned my lesson about cheap $10 Chinesium outsourcing.


  2. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Well-Known Member

    Jun 27, 2010
    Over Yonder
    sorry man... :(

    ebay is hit or miss with electronic items...and I had three misses in a row and this is the exact reason I ended up buying the sprint battery
  3. chicano

    chicano Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2010
    Program Coordinator
    I have yet to have issues with any of my batteries I have bought on ebay. I have bought two 1800mAh ($14), 3000mAh ($10) and two 3500mAh ($10 each) batteries for my Android Evo. All work like a charm. They were the cheap ones too. I kept losing them... that is why I kept buying.

    If you did a little of searching, you would have found PLENTY of threads reviewing the extended battery. Many were mostly about how effective they are. My 3500mAh can last me almost 2 days without charging with normal use. I believe it is due to charging the battery alone on a wall charger (not USB) as someone on a post recommended. Give it a try. Charge the battery on a wall charger, then let it drain, then charge again to the fullest. That worked for me.

    So I wouldn't blame the Chinese, since if you see the OEM battery is also Chinese made. A little of researching can save you alot of money.

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