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Topic # 226290 30-Dec-2017 09:28
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My oldish Z1 needs a new battery.
I understand it uses a 3000mAhr one. Is there any way I can be sure the shop replaces it with one of that capacity? Just going to take it in to a mobile phone shop in Rotorua.

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  Reply # 1926856 30-Dec-2017 09:42
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Check they are an official Sony service agent or you are going to get scammed, Don't let one of the dodgy mobile phone repair shops touch it

 

Make it clear you only want Genuine Sony parts installed in the phone

 

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  Reply # 1926862 30-Dec-2017 09:57
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Is PCHut considered OK? Message me if your reply would contravene forum rules.

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  Reply # 1926874 30-Dec-2017 10:26
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Are you wanting it waterproof etc afterwards? If so you'll need to send it into an official repairer. If you dont care its just as easy to replace the battery yourself - unless the battery has come via the sony channels then it'll most likely be an after market one.  They are cheap on Aliexpress - you just need to know the model of your phone.




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  Reply # 1926879 30-Dec-2017 10:39
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Yeah. Still want it waterproof. Have emailed the official Sony service outfit in Auckland about cost and am awaiting a reply.
I wonder what they do to ensure its waterproofness?

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  Reply # 1926883 30-Dec-2017 10:48
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They will most likely have replace the glass on the back then do pressure tests including an immersion test.  I have all the paperwork from when I had it done on mine here somewhere.  Luckily mine was covered by the warranty or else it would have cost a large fortune - they claim to have used around $700 worth of parts to make it waterproof again after replacing the battery (front / back glass, buttons, speaker replacements etc). 

 

Im going to replace the battery in my old one sometime soon.  Battery swelled up again after 6 months use after having it (and the rest of the parts) replaced under warranty. 


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  Reply # 1926916 30-Dec-2017 11:39
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If you want it waterproof still a Sony official repairer is the only place that will be able to do that. 

 

With that in mind is there any reason you want to keep using such an old handset with what it will cost?

 

 




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  Reply # 1927003 30-Dec-2017 14:32
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Sounds like I'm going to have to traet it as no longer being waterproof. As you say, if the cost of replacing the battery and ensuring it is still waterproof is $700 then there is clearly no point in paying that for such an old phone (although I have no idea if a new Xperia would give me any extra useful (to me) capability).
I'll just get a cheap replacement battery and see how long it lasts me.
Thanks for all the advice.
PS PCHut say new battery capacity is 3000mAhrs but not Sony brand.

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  Reply # 1927007 30-Dec-2017 14:40
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PSLog:PS PCHut say new battery capacity is 3000mAhrs but not Sony brand.

 

They will tell you what you want to hear do not trust the clowns in these foreign owned mobile phone repair shops

 

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  Reply # 1927018 30-Dec-2017 15:04
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Back to my original question, I guess.
Is there any way to measure the capacity of a newly replaced battery ie beyond doubt?

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  Reply # 1927021 30-Dec-2017 15:14
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Discharge a fully charged battery at a set rate and time it..  So realistically no.  Theres no real way to tell if the battery is a good/bad/piece of crap. Your best bet is still try and source a real genuine battery. Thats the only sure fire way of guaranteeing it.  And based on the fact Ive had 2 genuine sony batteries die in the same way I certainly wouldnt trust an after market one.




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  Reply # 1927025 30-Dec-2017 15:26
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Based on the fact that you've had two genuine Sony batteries fail, sounds like I may not have too much to lose by trying an after-market one? Going to give it a go anyway: It's not going to cost $700 - just $70.

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