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November 21, 2011 11:36 AM   Subscribe

Can anyone tell me what the purpose of this "Battery Connector" is? We purchased some replacement batteries for blackberries, and while we can read the engrish, we don't understand what exactly is taking place when we follow the instructions. Help me mefi!
posted by TuxHeDoh to Technology (7 answers total)
 
It's possible that official Blackberry batteries have some kind of smart chip in them that the phone looks for, preventing 3rd party batteries from being used in the phone. This is similar to those in ink and toner cartridges. The connector probably allows the 3rd party battery to get some kind of special code from the official battery to be able to be used by the phone.
posted by zsazsa at 11:47 AM on November 21, 2011


Yes, it's a device to clone the battery ID from the genuine battery to the replacement, zsazsa suggests.
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 11:55 AM on November 21, 2011


('as' zsazsa suggests, sorry)
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 11:56 AM on November 21, 2011


interesting, as these appear to be official blackberry replacement batteries and not an actual third party.
posted by TuxHeDoh at 11:58 AM on November 21, 2011


The batteries you've linked to look very much like unbranded third-party batteries to me. The 'real' ones look more like this.
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 12:07 PM on November 21, 2011


I linked to that because it had a clear picture of the connector, not because they're the batteries we ordered.
posted by TuxHeDoh at 12:14 PM on November 21, 2011


Then you might have gotten counterfeit batteries.
posted by zsazsa at 2:06 PM on November 21, 2011


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