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Battery physically bent when changing screen.
Hey everyone, last night I was changing a smashed screen on my Nexus 4. Everything went okay and my screen works fine now except I have one issue regarding the battery. When I was prying out the battery, I seemed to have a lot of trouble with the adhesive. I didn't think to use a hot air gun and instead pryed it out with just a tool and in the process I noticed the battery was bent (not drasically, but maybe by a few degrees).
The battery seems to be charging and holding charge relatively normally but I am still pretty concerned as I keep hearing horror stories about exploding Li-Ion batts. Could this happen due to a bent Li-Ion or are the appropriate safeties built in? The battery in this device is very soft compared to other device batteries I have come across and I am surprised I am not able to find out more information on this issue.
I would change the battery just to be safe but unfortunately I'm travelling soon and don't have time to wait for parts to come in... and I haven't exactly budgeted for a new phone
It may be good to mention that when I first fixed the screen, I had the 'red light of death' (to my understanding, this is power related) presumably just because my device battery had fallen to 0% when I smashed the screen and was unable to power down. I plugged in the phone into an outlet for ~30 mins, pressed power+volume keys and the red light disappeared and I was able to start the phone.
- 08-05-2014, 06:22 AM #2
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Re: Battery physically bent when changing screen.
I had the exact same issue when fixing my screen today. I can't find any other information on this either, but I have the same concern. Did you end up replacing your battery or is it still running smoothly?
Any info would be very much appreciated
- 08-05-2014, 07:43 AM #3
- 08-10-2014, 04:22 AM #4
- 08-10-2014, 05:58 AM #5
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