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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by A.Nonymous, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Well-Known Member
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    I have an I/O edition Tab and my battery is dieing. It's getting to the point where it no longer holds a charge. I use my tab as a comic book reader mainly in the evening. Used to be it would last 2-3 days with only a couple of hours of use in the evening. Now, I have to charge it on a daily basis. I can grab it in the evening at 100%. It's down to 50% by bed time and when I wake up in the morning it's in the 20-30% range. If I don't charge it, it's dead by the time I get home. I haven't installed any apps at all on it lately so I know it's not an app that's draining it. I fear the battery is simply at the end of it's life span.

    Any ideas what to do? Is it feasible at all to replace this battery? Or should I start looking for another tablet?
     

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  2. bjtcars

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    I would put your money towards a new tablet. I am only guessing but I think a battery replacement would cost $100.00 or more by the time its all said and done. For $200.00 you can get a Nexus 7 if you don't mind the smaller screen. I have both and love the N7.
     
  3. A.Nonymous

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    I own an N7 myself which I love. I am an admitted tablet whore. The screen on the 10.1 is far, far better than the screen on the N7. But I don't mind since the N7 is just a secondary device for me. For reading comic books, you can't beat a 10" screen and I love the colors and the way things look on the 10.1.

    You're saying it is possible to replace the battery with a new one?
     
  4. bfksc

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    I don't know where to get a replacement, but this basically shows how to get in there:

    Cracking Open the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 | TechRepublic

    If you can get the battery from Samsung, and you have the tools for the job, I don't see why you can't replace it yourself. If you don't have the tools, then I guess you'll need a handy friend or send it in for replacement.
     
  5. artbytes

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    I used to have an iPhone and the battery died in it. Rather than spend $80 and wait 2 weeks for Apple to replace it, I found a place online that sold the batteries for $18. The battery came with a little tool kit and they had a really nice video on how to make the change. It worked out really well. I wonder if they would have something like that for our Tabs.

    This is the place: http://http://www.iphonebatteryrepair.com

    Unfortunately, they only do iPhone batteries. Let's hope they have a sibling store.

    PS - You might check on eBay for batteries. We've found replacement screens there for Androids.
     

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