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Watch out for bootleg Batteries on Amazon/Ebay...

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Nbcrompton, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. Nbcrompton

    Nbcrompton Active Member
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    I bought a backup battery for my Droid. It was on Amazon for around $30.00. It was advertised as a Motorola BP6X battery, but it is not. It is a bootleg,when you put it into your phone a question mark(?) shows up on the battery icon. It wont charge up at all. It also has a bigger Hologram sticker than my original, along with smaller battery leeds indicating BOOTLEG.. Beware Buy directly from Motorola...
    Amazon.com: Motorola BP6X A855 Droid OEM 1300mah Standard Battery: Cell Phones & Service
     

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  2. Redflea

    Redflea Well-Known Member
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    Or buy from Seidio...they have a replacement battery that was around $25 when it was first released. They are a very reputable vendor.
     
  3. rotor george

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    Can we see a photo of the one you received?

    Thanks for the heads up!
     
  4. rhyno

    rhyno Well-Known Member
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    I'm sure you know this, but amazon's return policy is fantastic. You shouldn't have an issue getting a refund on it. Thanks for the head's up though.
     
  5. 747tech

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    I don't buy memory cards from Ebay or Amazon either. I have purchased more than one obvious knock off from them.
    If they worked I wouldn't care but they are junk.
     
  6. AZDroid

    AZDroid Well-Known Member
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    A bad battery can really jack up your phone. Buy from the manufacturer or carrier, and I do trust Seidio batteries. I have had them for 3 different BlackBerrys and they all worked great!
     
  7. messenger13

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    Three words:

    O.E.M.

    If they state that ... you're golden. If they don't ... don't buy it. But I don't pay retail for ANYTHING! ;)


    Just checked out the link provided by the OP. I could possibly be an out-of-box failure. It happens. I would try to exchange or return it.
     
  8. rjoudrey

    rjoudrey Well-Known Member
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    Never buy a Chinese battery! They are very inconsistent. Japanese batteries are the best.
     

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