1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    Hi All,

    Last week I bought a Surface 3 128GB that had terrible battery. I returned it today to best buy and got a new one.

    The sales guy took out a Surface box and told me that it's "like" a new one. I asked him what does "like" means? He said no no it's new. Since then I have a doubt about this surface.

    I opened it and got the battery report to check if it has some charge cycles, it didn't but it shows some usage on 11 Nov.

    I can provide the report here, just that I don't know how to do it.

    So, this is my question. How do I know if this surface is brand new or not.

    Thanks
    01-03-2016 06:49 PM
  2. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Was the box sealed? I've never bought a Surface, but imagine the seal has a way of showing if it has been un-adhered.

    Some usage on Nov 11 this year could still just be from the manufacturer Quality Control. Hard to tell without seeing the report.

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    xandros9 likes this.
    01-03-2016 08:00 PM
  3. suryaveer's Avatar
    Hi! I joined the site to reply. The seal on the box is too simple and that cannot be believed. Please see the report at https__www_dropbox_com/sh/ltihx03gj8zz6rg/AAAkGZ-LntYZ2KKEi7R8abCta
    01-03-2016 10:16 PM
  4. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I'll admit I'm no expert, but I don't believe that shows anything suspicious. I'd say if you still have doubts because it shows less than 6 minutes of power on 11/11...

    Go to Best buy and get them to show you a box and examine the seal to make sure it looks like what you received and return the one you have if you don't trust it is BNIW.
    01-03-2016 11:59 PM
  5. suryaveer's Avatar
    I talked to MS support and she also said that the usage might be from the Quality check.

    I think its fine then.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    01-04-2016 09:18 AM

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