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Topic # 160187 27-Dec-2014 19:55
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Galaxy S5 phone from eBay, nearly 4 months.

In the last few weeks it keeps shutting down, randomly. 

This is also draining the battery very fast, so I am only getting 8 hours or so from it as opposed to 1.5 days, which I was getting previously.

I have ordered a replacement battery from mpj but not arrive yet and I hope it helps. I suspect that this is a refurbished Galaxy S5. Anyone any ideas how to confirm it? Thank you.

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  Reply # 1204626 27-Dec-2014 20:15
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not sure about confirming refurbished.

but try factory reset it first. if it still does that it's probably on its last legs

Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.

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  Reply # 1204627 27-Dec-2014 20:17
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"Refurbished" models are usually only from factory - everything else could be anything really. It could be someone selling a water damaged handset after claiming insurance, etc. 

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