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  1. Drael646464's Avatar
    Sounds like a firmware issue. Being that its a second hand phone, first thing I would do is update it as much as possible.
    05-25-2017 11:20 PM
  2. darrell reimer's Avatar
    How are you getting that? Slow Ring?
    I do not see that listed in Microsoft's update catalog yet. Maybe it is region specific?
    I'm in Canada; got the update late afternoon today....I'm on Preview Release ring...
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    05-25-2017 11:49 PM
  3. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Lumia 950 XL checking in here. No issues. Sometimes you just get a bad egg. Doesn't mean they're all bad.
    libra89 likes this.
    05-25-2017 11:53 PM
  4. anthonyng's Avatar
    I'm in Canada; got the update late afternoon today....I'm on Preview Release ring...
    What the, I'm in Vancouver, BC and I don't see it! want want want lol


    EDIT nvm, I didn't go back to release preview after hard resetting phone last week!
    Last edited by anthonyng; 05-26-2017 at 12:16 AM.
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    05-26-2017 12:05 AM
  5. ttsoldier's Avatar
    You would swear you bought a brand new phone...
    05-26-2017 01:03 AM
  6. Craig Montgomery's Avatar
    You would swear you bought a brand new phone...
    I was saying that now, at THIS time, I was probably not that smart to buy a Lumia 950 in spite of all the reasons I shouldn't.

    Has anyone had good luck with aftermarket batteries?

    I'm running the latest firmware and non-Preview OS.
    05-26-2017 01:52 AM
  7. Drael646464's Avatar
    I was saying that now, at THIS time, I was probably not that smart to buy a Lumia 950 in spite of all the reasons I shouldn't.

    Has anyone had good luck with aftermarket batteries?

    I'm running the latest firmware and non-Preview OS.
    Usually with a refurbished model, they'll swap the casing, the screen and the battery. I've had issues with refurbished models, due to the battery not being quite right, especially with pin alignment. Sometimes jamming a bit of folded paper under the battery can make the fit firmer. But with my last phone this caused endless frustrations.

    Does the battery hold charger? Does the pin fitting seem firm, or a bit loose?
    05-26-2017 04:27 AM
  8. Drael646464's Avatar
    Having looked at this ->

    https://forums.windowscentral.com/mi...ml#post3667748

    This appears to be a battery pin connection issue. Folded paper, inserted under the battery to force it up a little might provide a temporary solution. Another worthwhile thing to do is to clean the "pads" where the pins connect to with an ear bug, and give the points of the pins themselves a scrub with something metal, like perhaps a coin - make sure there's no build up interfering with the battery contact on either side of the connection.

    I had very similar problems on my last reburbished phone a) because there was build up on the pins b) because there was build up on the battery pads. Unfortunately I couldn't find an original battery to replace it, so I jerry rigged it as above, and it was passable.

    And might also be worth finding a new battery though, given apparently its still possible (according to above thread).
    05-26-2017 05:20 AM
  9. Drael646464's Avatar
    Probs an after market battery would work, but you'd have to be a recommend I think on that. This is of course the problem with removeable batteries, especially second hand - lithium batteries build up gunk on the contacts over time, and the pin springs become less springy.

    It might also be possible to replace the pins IDK.
    05-26-2017 05:26 AM
  10. maciej paczuski's Avatar
    Is it not strange that all models have similar problems, I try to find same problems on other brands and it's not as easy as on Lumia, is it sh#* assembly or parts or is it all software
    CraigCole likes this.
    05-26-2017 08:21 AM
  11. xandros9's Avatar
    Is it not strange that all models have similar problems, I try to find same problems on other brands and it's not as easy as on Lumia, is it sh#* assembly or parts or is it all software
    Models, being mass-produced and all tend towards seeing more kinds of issues, whether design etc. It's all perspective. Here are some, to varying degrees that I remember off the top of my head...

    iPhone 4 - Antenna Death Grip
    iPhone 5 had a battery replacement program early on
    Palm Pre - Slider assembly
    HTC One (I forget which) - Purple tinted photos?
    Nexus 5X, similar era LG phones - bootlooping
    Lumia 535 - touchscreen
    HP TouchPad (not a phone) - case corner cracks, difficulty reviving after a dead battery
    The Galaxy Note 7 had two sizable battery defects and we know what happened there.
    BlackBerry Priv's tended to have heat issues.
    Nexus 5 had some GPS quirks, whether software or the back cover.

    Look hard enough and you will find. Beware the availability heuristic!
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    05-26-2017 09:49 AM
  12. Drael646464's Avatar
    Is it not strange that all models have similar problems, I try to find same problems on other brands and it's not as easy as on Lumia, is it sh#* assembly or parts or is it all software
    In the case of issues with battery to pin contact with removeable batteries no. I've had the same issues on other reburbished products from other brands with removeable batteries, and I use an e-cig and the battery contacts need constant cleaning or the product ceases to work. The combination of build up on the connectors, and loosening of the springs on the pins, tends to produce issues over time where the contact is not as good.

    I had a phone at one point I had to drop, on its side, from a specific height, to get it to boot because of this, lol.

    This is more or less just a problem with removeable batteries versus device age, AFAIK. It is very worth using alcohol and giving your lithium battery products a good clean around the battery contacts whether its an e-cig or a phone, and using something slightly abrasive to clean the ends of the pins.

    And as far as lose pin springs go, well the best you can really do without replacing them, is to try and put something in there to push the battery up firmer into the springs. A new battery might help too, if they contacts on the existing battery are uncleanable.

    As for firmware issues, also not particularly strange. Unfortunate, but not strange. Firmware issues with various products on shipping are not uncommon, and are usually patched over time.
    05-26-2017 10:09 AM
  13. nate0's Avatar
    What is the actual "build up" from? Lint, grime, oil...? The pin spring issue is just MTBF.
    05-26-2017 10:52 AM
  14. farhanaxiq's Avatar
    never had issue with mine except for dying battery, damn, they make the battery ridiculously hard to source
    libra89 and xandros9 like this.
    05-26-2017 11:03 AM
  15. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    Is it not strange that all models have similar problems
    Its not strange for some of a model sharing an issue, but it is pretty rare for those problems to effect a high percent of the phones. Remember, they are field tested before release and the makers know a problem that hits a high percent can cost them billions in sales, repairs and reputation. Most of what is perceived as a common problem only effect a small percent of the phones. The problems are highly visible (which is good) because people complain on forums about problems and join just for that, but almost nobody joins a forum just to praise a perfect product.

    I would use these kinds of problems as a tie breaker when choosing between possible new phones (or anything else) but wouldn't absolutely refrain from buying one unless its one of those problems so common it hits the news, has recalls, etc.
    libra89, nate0 and xandros9 like this.
    05-26-2017 01:05 PM
  16. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    Models, being mass-produced and all tend towards seeing more kinds of issues, whether design etc. It's all perspective. Here are some, to varying degrees that I remember off the top of my head...

    iPhone 4 - Antenna Death Grip
    iPhone 5 had a battery replacement program early on
    Palm Pre - Slider assembly
    HTC One (I forget which) - Purple tinted photos?
    Nexus 5X, similar era LG phones - bootlooping
    Lumia 535 - touchscreen
    HP TouchPad (not a phone) - case corner cracks, difficulty reviving after a dead battery
    The Galaxy Note 7 had two sizable battery defects and we know what happened there.
    BlackBerry Priv's tended to have heat issues.
    Nexus 5 had some GPS quirks, whether software or the back cover.

    Look hard enough and you will find. Beware the availability heuristic!
    That was the HTC One (M8) and it had chroma issues with its UltraPixel camera.
    And don't forget the red screen tints with the Galaxy S8 and the broken Bixby button.
    nate0 and xandros9 like this.
    05-26-2017 03:33 PM
  17. nate0's Avatar
    The Nexus 6p had Wifi issues. Also random power off issues which I think surfaced more recently.
    05-26-2017 05:35 PM
  18. Drael646464's Avatar
    What is the actual "build up" from? Lint, grime, oil...? The pin spring issue is just MTBF.
    IDK, its something to do with the batteries. Oxidisation?
    05-26-2017 08:20 PM
  19. nate0's Avatar
    IDK, its something to do with the batteries. Oxidisation?
    Maybe it is chemical/corrosion?
    05-26-2017 09:45 PM
  20. Timbre70's Avatar
    My Android Asus Zenfone is now rebooting almost daily after using for six months.
    05-26-2017 10:02 PM
  21. Drael646464's Avatar
    Maybe it is chemical/corrosion?
    Yeah its something like that. happens with the connectors on e-cigs all the time. Don't ask me, I'm not a chemist!
    05-26-2017 10:19 PM
  22. nate0's Avatar
    My Android Asus Zenfone is now rebooting almost daily after using for six months.
    Why not right...I think if we add Moto and Lenovo to the list that might be most of the top makers...
    05-26-2017 10:53 PM
  23. maciej paczuski's Avatar
    Yo, so did you manage the phone, is it ok now or still you are not happy, cheers
    05-31-2017 01:02 AM
  24. excalibur1814's Avatar
    "I saw a refurbished"...

    Say no more. Anything after that is void. My 950 stays on and doesn't feature your issues. Maybe blame the person that did X or Y before you owned it.
    05-31-2017 10:47 AM
  25. Craig Montgomery's Avatar
    "I saw a refurbished"...

    Say no more. Anything after that is void. My 950 stays on and doesn't feature your issues. Maybe blame the person that did X or Y before you owned it.
    Well, that's the only way you can buy one anymore.

    The phone has been rebooting less lately. It's a great phone when it's working.
    06-16-2017 09:26 PM
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