Samsung Galaxy S6 back/battery swelling

cbs1507

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I bought the phone with cracked lcd a while back for cheap with intention on fixing up and using until I saw how much a new screen costed at the time. Anywhere it's just been sitting on my drawer for the past year and hasn't been used at all. I recently opened the box up and notice it appears like the back is swelling. Has anybody else had this happen?
 

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A swollen battery is a failing battery, with potential for leaking or exploding. Dispose of it immediately (and safely).
 

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The only thing that could cause the back of an S6 to "swell" is a damaged Li-ion battery. Damaged Li-ion batteries can easily rupture and catch fire. You're lucky that this "bargain" S6 didn't burn your home down. Dispose of it at once by taking it to a hazardous waste facility and place it, or request that it be placed, in a fireproof container. Any reputable repair technician will refuse to work on any device with a damaged Li-ion battery. Don't try to repair it yourself!
 

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Thanks for the responses. It's shocking to me because I did receive the phone like that and ive never even charged it. It's just been sitting in my drawer.
 

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