Do they not make them like they used to?
August 25, 2010 5:28 PM Subscribe
Is it possible to replace the battery in a cell phone or do I have to buy a whole new phone?
posted by Hey Dean Yeager! to technology (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've had an LG-VX5500
for about a year and half now and I'm pretty pleased with it. However, just in the past week it has run out of power by the end of the day, even if I've hardly used it. I used to only have to charge it once every four days or so. Now I have to at least once a day. If I were to buy a replacement battery, would that solve the problem or is the phone on it's way out?
Details: The phone came free with my plan (through Verizon), which doesn't expire until June of next year. It uses a lithium ion 3.7V battery. I don't use it to send text messages, only to make and receive calls. It has a camera but I don't upload the photos anywhere, they just live in the phone. Would deleting some of the photos help? The phone has never been through any major trauma; I've dropped it a few times, but not recently. The charger connects into place without any problem.
If I am doomed to buy a new phone, can anyone recommend a durable, no-nonsense equivalent that would cost under $50?