1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Bad Cell phone battery?

Discussion in 'Technology' started by MyToyTaco, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. Apr 7, 2009 at 10:32 AM
    #1
    MyToyTaco

    MyToyTaco [OP] ╒╪╕

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Member:
    #9417
    Messages:
    4,320
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Port Hueneme
    Vehicle:
    08 Taco
    I've been told by people that if a battery is expanded, it is going bad and should not be used. Like guy in this video states here:

    http://www.ehow.com/video_4757349_tell-need-new-cell-phone.html


    Well, my phone is constantly going dead, and my battery is expanded, so i purchased a battery off ebay that was listed as being "new". Just got it today, and it is also expanded.

    I called motorolla, and the lady says that this does not mean the battery is used, or going bad and that the battery should be fine.


    Any input guys?
     
  2. Apr 7, 2009 at 10:49 AM
    #2
    tacoskim

    tacoskim Tuned By Gadget

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    Member:
    #5252
    Messages:
    2,385
    Gender:
    Male
    Los Angeles, CA
    Vehicle:
    09 TRD 4x4 Pyrite Mica
    Stock
    hows ur battery charger?
     
  3. Apr 7, 2009 at 11:00 AM
    #3
    MyToyTaco

    MyToyTaco [OP] ╒╪╕

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Member:
    #9417
    Messages:
    4,320
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Port Hueneme
    Vehicle:
    08 Taco
    it seems fine? I have 3 chargers actually, 1 at work, 2 at home. do they go bad? should i be looking for something specific?
     
  4. Apr 7, 2009 at 11:00 AM
    #4
    MyToyTaco

    MyToyTaco [OP] ╒╪╕

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Member:
    #9417
    Messages:
    4,320
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Port Hueneme
    Vehicle:
    08 Taco
    and i have a brand new car charger that i have been using the past few days while waiting for my "new" battery
     
  5. Apr 7, 2009 at 11:02 AM
    #5
    FlawedXJ

    FlawedXJ mall crawlin', web wheelin', concrete cowboy

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2008
    Member:
    #10334
    Messages:
    5,961
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Paul
    NorAla
    Vehicle:
    13 F150 FX4, 99 jeep xj, 04 msm miata
    I actually have a jeep now. Imagine that.
    What type of phone? Doe it have wifi, Bluetooth, 3g, or other options that eat battery when your not usig it?
     
  6. Apr 7, 2009 at 11:08 AM
    #6
    tacoskim

    tacoskim Tuned By Gadget

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    Member:
    #5252
    Messages:
    2,385
    Gender:
    Male
    Los Angeles, CA
    Vehicle:
    09 TRD 4x4 Pyrite Mica
    Stock
    my sisters phone recently wouldn't charge, first she thought it was the charger. got a new charger then charged the battery and was working for a couple days then stopped again... she got a new battery but it wouldn't charge. turns out she had to replace the whole phone
     
  7. Apr 7, 2009 at 11:11 AM
    #7
    MyToyTaco

    MyToyTaco [OP] ╒╪╕

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Member:
    #9417
    Messages:
    4,320
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Port Hueneme
    Vehicle:
    08 Taco
    its the moto krzr, i do use the bluetooth with my nav unit in the car - which i know that drains it more, but as the days go on, the charges last less and less.

    it's actually a warranty replacement phone thats less 6 months old
     
  8. Apr 7, 2009 at 11:14 AM
    #8
    tacoskim

    tacoskim Tuned By Gadget

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    Member:
    #5252
    Messages:
    2,385
    Gender:
    Male
    Los Angeles, CA
    Vehicle:
    09 TRD 4x4 Pyrite Mica
    Stock

    that might be the problem... cuz the only negative thing about the replacement phones are that they are "used" in some way. see if you can get another warranty replacement
     
  9. Apr 7, 2009 at 11:16 AM
    #9
    MyToyTaco

    MyToyTaco [OP] ╒╪╕

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Member:
    #9417
    Messages:
    4,320
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Port Hueneme
    Vehicle:
    08 Taco
    ok. do we know if the expanded battery bit is b/s?
     
  10. Apr 7, 2009 at 11:18 AM
    #10
    MyToyTaco

    MyToyTaco [OP] ╒╪╕

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Member:
    #9417
    Messages:
    4,320
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Port Hueneme
    Vehicle:
    08 Taco
    Also, its a replacement phone, but im using the same old battery that was in my old phone, and its close to 2 years old..
     
  11. Apr 7, 2009 at 11:19 AM
    #11
    tacoskim

    tacoskim Tuned By Gadget

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    Member:
    #5252
    Messages:
    2,385
    Gender:
    Male
    Los Angeles, CA
    Vehicle:
    09 TRD 4x4 Pyrite Mica
    Stock
    i just did the spin test with my battery and its not completely flat... but the battery has been workin fine and its goin on its 2nd year
     
  12. Apr 7, 2009 at 11:21 AM
    #12
    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2007
    Member:
    #1138
    Messages:
    14,254
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Jandy
    Lancaster, PA
    Vehicle:
    2016 GMC Canyon SLT w/ LineX and....
    What do you mean by expanded?
    Are you referring to the battery actually expanding in physical size? Or some other technical term?
    (sorry, didn't watch video..at work).

    My cell batteries go dead quicker than usual and that's because my cell phone stays in my purse in my locker. If I don't turn the phone off, the thing wastes battery power all day long 'searching for a signal'. By the time I get off work (8hours), the battery is dead. I gotta remember to turn the phone off everyday I go to work.

    I wish the darn thing would go into sleep mode or power save mode or something. I have Verizon and apparently the phones don't do that (so I've been told). :rolleyes:
     
  13. Apr 7, 2009 at 11:23 AM
    #13
    MyToyTaco

    MyToyTaco [OP] ╒╪╕

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Member:
    #9417
    Messages:
    4,320
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Port Hueneme
    Vehicle:
    08 Taco
    expanded meaning it is not 100% flat. if you set it on a flat surface, it wobbles, or spins like a top.

    I have full service at home & work, rarely do i search for signal
     
  14. Apr 7, 2009 at 11:45 AM
    #14
    MyToyTaco

    MyToyTaco [OP] ╒╪╕

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Member:
    #9417
    Messages:
    4,320
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Port Hueneme
    Vehicle:
    08 Taco
    Just called batteries plus; the guy there said if the battery is bulging / expanded it should be replaced.

    Hmm.

    I guess ill pay full price for a new battery and see what happens.
     
  15. Apr 7, 2009 at 11:47 AM
    #15
    tacoskim

    tacoskim Tuned By Gadget

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    Member:
    #5252
    Messages:
    2,385
    Gender:
    Male
    Los Angeles, CA
    Vehicle:
    09 TRD 4x4 Pyrite Mica
    Stock
    good luck, keep us posted
     
  16. Apr 7, 2009 at 11:48 AM
    #16
    MyToyTaco

    MyToyTaco [OP] ╒╪╕

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Member:
    #9417
    Messages:
    4,320
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Port Hueneme
    Vehicle:
    08 Taco
    will do


    thanks 4 the info btw
     
  17. Apr 7, 2009 at 12:11 PM
    #17
    HighSierra

    HighSierra Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Member:
    #14966
    Messages:
    12
    Gender:
    Male
    Nor Cal
    Vehicle:
    04 TRD V6
    LiPo batteries can explode as seen here....They usually expand when damaged (excessive discharge can also cause the bulge as well as overcharging and impacts.)

    People in the RC community know the dangers of Lipos and how they must be used safely..... or else!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQ0SNESIkWk
     
  18. Apr 7, 2009 at 2:59 PM
    #18
    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2007
    Member:
    #1138
    Messages:
    14,254
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Jandy
    Lancaster, PA
    Vehicle:
    2016 GMC Canyon SLT w/ LineX and....
    I have full service outise the building. The phone sits in my locker in the middle of a factory which is inside a *Severe Weather Shelter* - thick block walls & gawd knows what's in the ceiling.
     
  19. Apr 7, 2009 at 8:30 PM
    #19
    Marc M

    Marc M Dirty White Boy

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2008
    Member:
    #7441
    Messages:
    1,052
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Marc
    Washington, Pennsylvania
    Vehicle:
    '06 TRD O/R Dbl-Cab
    TRD Cat-Back, TRD CAI, 3" Lift, ATX Chambers, Color matched Grille and Door Handles, Scooped Hood, GrillCraft upper and lower, DTRL, Foglight Mod, Redline Hood Struts, 20% Tint all around, SGII, Blacked out dash, Extang Full-Tilt, etc, etc, etc.
    The swollen battery is a known issue in the cellular industry.

    We got a tech bulletin from LG that actually says to test the batteries by spinning them on a flat surface.

    Motorola is having the same issues.

    Car chargers are not good for batteries, and usually take 1 to 2 hrs to charge a dead battery.

    Marc M
     
  20. Apr 8, 2009 at 8:28 AM
    #20
    MyToyTaco

    MyToyTaco [OP] ╒╪╕

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Member:
    #9417
    Messages:
    4,320
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Port Hueneme
    Vehicle:
    08 Taco
    So what is this "issue"? Is it just a useless battery? Is it liable to explode on my ear? :eek:


    :bananadead:
     
To Top