06-22-2017 03:45 AM
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  1. benualson's Avatar
    Where can I find a new battery? I want an official batter no knock offs. Please share a link if you have one.
    03-03-2017 08:57 PM
  2. rdubmu's Avatar
    I am interested as well
    03-03-2017 10:11 PM
  3. Jeff Corgan's Avatar
    I contacted support. Here's what they say:

    SERVICE: In order to purchase the new battery you may visit online e-commerce websites.Me: Is there a source that Microsoft recommends?
    SERVICE: You may visit any online websites and you may purchase a new battery by checking the battery specifications on the websites.
    Me: So no suggested website? There are many sites with fakes/low quality but compatable [sic] batteries.
    SERVICE: You may visit amazon and e-bay like websites in order to purchase battery.
    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    03-04-2017 08:17 AM
  4. benualson's Avatar
    Microsoft support said they plan to have new genuine batteries in stock by the end of March. They also said Microsoft plans to release a new phone this year.
    03-04-2017 08:23 AM
  5. Jeff Corgan's Avatar
    Microsoft support said they plan to have new genuine batteries in stock by the end of March. They also said Microsoft plans to release a new phone this year.
    Do they keep stock of these in an outward facing page? I never recall seeing batteries on their online store, for example.
    03-04-2017 12:08 PM
  6. slivy58's Avatar
    I got batteries for my L830 and L950 via eBay (US sellers), got to say they are not in abundance nor are the sellers themselves. My 830 wasn't even a year old before we went on an extensive hunt and was miffed at the miniscule availability. I've ordered replacements for 15+ year devices that were easier to come by than these phones which is quite bewildering. On a good note both batteries appear genuine working as expected.
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    03-04-2017 06:31 PM
  7. benualson's Avatar
    Do they keep stock of these in an outward facing page? I never recall seeing batteries on their online store, for example.

    They said to call back at the end of March at which time they should have stock. I asked about a page; they said it wouldn't show up on the store but that I would have to call support to order one.
    03-05-2017 06:37 AM
  8. Jeff Corgan's Avatar
    I got batteries for my L830 and L950 via eBay (US sellers), got to say they are not in abundance nor are the sellers themselves. My 830 wasn't even a year old before we went on an extensive hunt and was miffed at the miniscule availability. I've ordered replacements for 15+ year devices that were easier to come by than these phones which is quite bewildering. On a good note both batteries appear genuine working as expected.
    How much do you usually spend? The one I just ordered off of eBay takes forever to charge, and depletes about 1% per minute of active use (Tweeting, audio playback, 25% brightness) and 20% during an hour of idling. It's close to being unreliable to carry.
    03-05-2017 07:44 AM
  9. Chippy757's Avatar
    How much do you usually spend? The one I just ordered off of eBay takes forever to charge, and depletes about 1% per minute of active use (Tweeting, audio playback, 25% brightness) and 20% during an hour of idling. It's close to being unreliable to carry.
    That was my experience with cheap battery for my android tablet. it would hold charge ok, but takes forever to charge. I assume it is due to poor quality of cells they use in order to make them cheap, seller would blame chargers, leads, usage or say that device is faulty and obviously nothing wrong with the battery...
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    03-05-2017 09:53 AM
  10. slivy58's Avatar
    How much do you usually spend? The one I just ordered off of eBay takes forever to charge, and depletes about 1% per minute of active use (Tweeting, audio playback, 25% brightness) and 20% during an hour of idling. It's close to being unreliable to carry.
    I paid between $40-$50 Canadian plus taxes/shipping, so in one sense not that cheap yet better than what I was initially expecting.

    Call me lucky or what but in all honesty, I've purchased many batteries for multiple devices (not just phones) and if seller's claim was that they were original, their performance then backed that up. Like anything though there's no guarantee so some degree of risk is involved.

    Must say I'm a bit disappointed to see such a crucial element being so hard to come by. Trying right now to find one for the last Lumia made/sold (650) and it's a bit underwhelming, found a few but either they're way over priced or the "genuine" aspect of them comes into question.
    Jeff Corgan likes this.
    03-05-2017 01:42 PM
  11. benualson's Avatar
    These appear to be genuine manufactured in 2016. Should I go for one of them? Shipping from China.

    http://m.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=ge...genuine+bv-t4d
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    03-05-2017 07:13 PM
  12. benualson's Avatar
    I just ordered this one. I'll post results here once I get a chance to use it.

    http://m.ebay.com/itm/282255658363?_mwBanner=1
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    03-05-2017 07:40 PM
  13. slivy58's Avatar
    These appear to be genuine manufactured in 2016. Should I go for one of them? Shipping from China.

    http://m.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=ge...genuine+bv-t4d
    If that's your only reasonable source then I see little choice. My 830 and 950 batteries had a manufacture date same as devices themselves with country of origin being China or Vietnam. At the end of the day if it does what you want it to then that's what counts.
    03-05-2017 08:16 PM
  14. slivy58's Avatar
    I just ordered this one. I'll post results here once I get a chance to use it.

    http://m.ebay.com/itm/282255658363?_mwBanner=1
    Good luck and yeah, curious to hear how it works out for you.
    03-05-2017 08:17 PM
  15. benualson's Avatar
    I cancelled the eBay transaction and ordered this instead

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01NA...pUvbUpU3634924
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    03-05-2017 08:25 PM
  16. Captain_Eric's Avatar
    I ordered two batteries for my 1520.3, one from eBay and one from Amazon. (I was worried one, or both, would be fake and not work.) They were about $15 bucks. It took a long time to come from China. But one worked just fine (I forget which one, sorry). I had a tech shop put it in because batteries on 1520's are swappable and takes some expertise and proper tools to put in. I'm happy. FWIIW...
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    03-05-2017 08:29 PM
  17. Jeff Corgan's Avatar
    How much do you usually spend? The one I just ordered off of eBay takes forever to charge, and depletes about 1% per minute of active use (Tweeting, audio playback, 25% brightness) and 20% during an hour of idling. It's close to being unreliable to carry.
    An update: Either breaking the battery in with a few more charge cycles or Removing the SD card completely has improved matters. I'm now from 100-72% in about 3 hours, and a full charge in about 2.5 hours. Not wonderful but greatly improved
    03-06-2017 08:29 AM
  18. Jeremy Mathew's Avatar
    I tried my luck with ebay and got a battery that lasts 75 percent as long and was also a tad smaller than original. Also random restarts and at times when camera flash was used.

    Got another from rounded.com looks like the original and lasts as long too, no restarts random or otherwise
    Its been a couple of weeks so far.
    Jeff Corgan likes this.
    03-07-2017 05:34 AM
  19. MAK11's Avatar
    Yup rounded.com seems to be the only source of Genuine Lumia 950/XL batteries. Got 3 from them and all are perfect.
    Jeff Corgan likes this.
    03-07-2017 05:20 PM
  20. benualson's Avatar
    03-11-2017 12:25 PM
  21. benualson's Avatar
    Just wanted to let you all know that this new battery is money. My original battery would have been dead by now. The new battery is still at 40%
    eKeith and Jeff Corgan like this.
    03-12-2017 07:26 PM
  22. Captain_Eric's Avatar
    Congratulations. Obtaining and putting in a new battery for a 1520 can be an adventure!
    Just wanted to let you all know that this new battery is money. My original battery would have been dead by now. The new battery is still at 40%
    Jeff Corgan likes this.
    03-12-2017 08:41 PM
  23. benualson's Avatar
    Congratulations. Obtaining and putting in a new battery for a 1520 can be an adventure!

    It's a 950 XL
    03-13-2017 10:42 AM
  24. MAK11's Avatar
    If they one you got looks like the one pictured on Amazon then it's not a genuine battery. The text spacing is all wrong and there's a missing model number above the certification logos . This is how the original battery look like (or simply compare to the one you initially had in your phone).
    https://stellatech.com/pubs/uploads/...59fb88e52e.jpg
    0670771-microsoft-lumia-950-xl-battery-li-ion-bv-t4d-3340mah-56d59fb88e52e.jpg
    03-13-2017 12:15 PM
  25. benualson's Avatar
    I'll add that the battery is at 71% after work now. Old battery would have been at 20-25%
    03-13-2017 05:33 PM
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