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  1. Kami1990's Avatar
    I replaced with an OEM battery from etradesupply, and I have the same problem. I still get the same or similar battery life, so I just try not to let it bother me. But every time I take the phone off the charger in the morning and it says 83%, I die a little inside.
    Which grade battery you bought?
    01-15-2016 12:23 PM
  2. hacer619's Avatar
    You can try removing the motherboard on the old battery and putting it on the new battery. Probably the new battery is of bad quality.
    01-15-2016 12:39 PM
  3. aleunge's Avatar
    You can try removing the motherboard on the old battery and putting it on the new battery. Probably the new battery is of bad quality.
    If I remember correctly, the battery controller board is cold soldered to the raw battery terminals so it'll be difficult to swap boards. And if it's a bad quality battery, changing boards won't help either. I bought an "OEM" battery off the auction bay before and I think I lucked out with no battery life issues... You probably do need to spend average or above average listing price for a decent third party (supposedly "OEM") battery though.
    01-15-2016 12:56 PM
  4. mewcatchew's Avatar
    If I remember correctly, the battery controller board is cold soldered to the raw battery terminals so it'll be difficult to swap boards. And if it's a bad quality battery, changing boards won't help either. I bought an "OEM" battery off the auction bay before and I think I lucked out with no battery life issues... You probably do need to spend average or above average listing price for a decent third party (supposedly "OEM") battery though.
    The OEM battery you bought isn't actually OEM at all; at full charge the replacement battery is only at 83% of an actual OEM Lumia 1520 battery (so like 3000 mah instead of 3400). If you look through the forum here you you'll find alot of people with 1520 replacement batteries that only charge to.... drum roll...

    83%

    But other than it not saying 100%, the battery is 100% fine and will work no problem.
    01-15-2016 03:51 PM
  5. aleunge's Avatar
    The OEM battery you bought isn't actually OEM at all; at full charge the replacement battery is only at 83% of an actual OEM Lumia 1520 battery (so like 3000 mah instead of 3400). If you look through the forum here you you'll find alot of people with 1520 replacement batteries that only charge to.... drum roll...

    83%

    But other than it not saying 100%, the battery is 100% fine and will work no problem.
    Not sure if you're replying to JPDVM2014 or me, but yes, I think most people are thinking the 83% issue is a non-OEM/knock off issue from buying these cheaply online. But still, there are better "grade" ones even in those listings (same thing with "OEM" screens [NOT OEM but listed as if you don't buy online] that are also listed with a grade. I've bought tons.). They're still cheaper than actual OEM and like mine, can have no issues charging to 100%. You generally just have to pay at least average or slightly higher for the better fake OEM ones. (that's if you're ok with non-OEM batteries and their possible risks)
    01-15-2016 04:07 PM
  6. mewcatchew's Avatar
    My battery is fine for now, but I'm sure ill be buying a replacement in the future. Can you tell me where you got the non OEM battery that does charge to 100% so I know where to get it? My reply was just general input from what I've read about batteries and replacements here on WC, not directed to anyone in particular.... Yeah, as with screens, I always end up with B-grade no matter what I pay. There's just too many knock offs and too many sellers. It's hard to find where to get the best parts...
    01-15-2016 04:56 PM
  7. aleunge's Avatar
    My battery is fine for now, but I'm sure ill be buying a replacement in the future. Can you tell me where you got the non OEM battery that does charge to 100% so I know where to get it? My reply was just general input from what I've read about batteries and replacements here on WC, not directed to anyone in particular.... Yeah, as with screens, I always end up with B-grade no matter what I pay. There's just too many knock offs and too many sellers. It's hard to find where to get the best parts...
    Gotcha. My battery came from the popular e auction bay. I'm not sure if buying from my seller would guarantee much, but I paid around $20 for it (cheapest is ~$14, a used original pulled is around $19, near $30 for ones that look like they're real OEM from not Asia). I usually just don't go for the absolute cheapest, check at least it looks like an OEM one, and buy from sellers with good return policy/feedback (no guarantees still I guess). With the lower grade screens I got before, at least I got some money back after reporting light leak (which helps but you lose labour). The battery, on the other hand, is very easy to replace so if you get a weaker knockoff, at least you can get some money back and try again...
    01-15-2016 05:11 PM
  8. mewcatchew's Avatar
    Gotcha. My battery came from the popular e auction bay. I'm not sure if buying from my seller would guarantee much, but I paid around $20 for it (cheapest is ~$14, a used original pulled is around $19, near $30 for ones that look like they're real OEM from not Asia). I usually just don't go for the absolute cheapest, check at least it looks like an OEM one, and buy from sellers with good return policy/feedback (no guarantees still I guess). With the lower grade screens I got before, at least I got some money back after reporting light leak (which helps but you lose labour). The battery, on the other hand, is very easy to replace so if you get a weaker knockoff, at least you can get some money back and try again...
    Good points to consider whilst shopping for parts. I actually did get my 1520 from E auction Bay, but mainly stick to mazon-a because of 2 day shipping. I don't run a shop but I do enjoy fixing up smartphones and selling them. More of a hobby. With that said, this is the forum I go to to gain info on windows mobile. Lots of good advice up in here.
    01-15-2016 05:55 PM
  9. efektos's Avatar
    Yesterday I too had my L1520 battery replaced. The battery was pretty much dead and couldn't last longer than an hour or two.
    Anyhow, my new battery indeed doesn't charge above 81% - I guessed that I'm not the only one who experienced this, so I checked online and viola! I was right. Its probably because of the lab I put the device in for the repair...
    01-16-2016 02:07 AM
  10. aleunge's Avatar
    Yesterday I too had my L1520 battery replaced. The battery was pretty much dead and couldn't last longer than an hour or two.
    Anyhow, my new battery indeed doesn't charge above 81% - I guessed that I'm not the only one who experienced this, so I checked online and viola! I was right. Its probably because of the lab I put the device in for the repair...
    I think if it's from a repair shop/lab and you're only getting a low quality, non-100% functioning battery, it might be worthwhile to go back and get that 19% back That's not the greatest service?
    01-16-2016 02:53 AM
  11. Siddharth Ramakrishnan's Avatar
    My battery also didn't get passing 82%

    I bought from eBay seller who have sold more than 1000 battery from the listing. It will be better if some one share the link where to get 100% genuine battery. Local store asking 100USD for genuine battery.
    01-16-2016 03:12 AM
  12. hacer619's Avatar
    My battery also didn't get passing 82%

    I bought from eBay seller who have sold more than 1000 battery from the listing. It will be better if some one share the link where to get 100% genuine battery. Local store asking 100USD for genuine battery.
    When the battery depletes can you turn your phone again?
    You could try ifixit they have good quality spare parts.
    01-16-2016 04:18 AM
  13. EasilyTheBest's Avatar
    I was worried about giving my phone to the local repair store in case they put a cheap copy battery in my Lumia 1520.
    I bought my battery off Amazon direct from Nokia. I watched a few videos of how to do it and the hardest bit is getting the old battery out. I just put the phone on a radiator for twenty minutes and the battery came out quite easily. Definitely a good idea to use a few credit cards to prise it out.
    My battery recharges to a 100% now and works great just like when I first bought the phone.
    01-16-2016 04:53 AM
  14. aleunge's Avatar
    A good tip if you don't want to leave the phone on anything too warm for too long worried about the heat, is to cut an expired credit card/point card in two along the long side of the card. And then use that to jimmy/pry on the battery. You're pretty much trying to slide the two strips down from the USB port side of the phone up (the two glue lines run down parallel to each other). Once you have successfully stuck the two strips in, the battery should come off easily.

    But before you do anything physically demanding like this, make sure your battery isn't the newer revised version that comes with two glue stubs (near the usb port end). These are stubs that actually wrap to the bottom of the battery and are the glue that holds the battery in place. You just pull these tabs in unison away from the battery/phone and they'll release the hold. Easy peasy.
    01-16-2016 05:18 AM
  15. Kami1990's Avatar
    I was worried about giving my phone to the local repair store in case they put a cheap copy battery in my Lumia 1520.
    I bought my battery off Amazon direct from Nokia. I watched a few videos of how to do it and the hardest bit is getting the old battery out. I just put the phone on a radiator for twenty minutes and the battery came out quite easily. Definitely a good idea to use a few credit cards to prise it out.
    My battery recharges to a 100% now and works great just like when I first bought the phone.
    Hey can u share amazon link from where you bought battery from?
    01-16-2016 09:37 AM
  16. Siddharth Ramakrishnan's Avatar
    When the battery depletes can you turn your phone again?
    You could try ifixit they have good quality spare parts.

    Yes , just now I depleted my battery and turned on again.

    I couldn't find in ifixit.
    01-16-2016 09:43 AM
  17. Siddharth Ramakrishnan's Avatar
    I was worried about giving my phone to the local repair store in case they put a cheap copy battery in my Lumia 1520.
    I bought my battery off Amazon direct from Nokia. I watched a few videos of how to do it and the hardest bit is getting the old battery out. I just put the phone on a radiator for twenty minutes and the battery came out quite easily. Definitely a good idea to use a few credit cards to prise it out.
    My battery recharges to a 100% now and works great just like when I first bought the phone.

    Can you please post the link where did you did ? I am looking to buy one.
    01-16-2016 09:44 AM
  18. EasilyTheBest's Avatar
    Can you please post the link where did you did ? I am looking to buy one.
    I'm in the UK and got the battery from Amazon the seller was ITSTEK.com they only sell genuine battery's. You can go direct to their website.
    01-16-2016 01:18 PM
  19. hacer619's Avatar
    Yes , just now I depleted my battery and turned on again.

    I couldn't find in ifixit.
    That's the problem. When the phone turns off , it is because off the wrong readings from the battery motherboard/controller. The only solution is to put the old battery controller on the new one.
    01-16-2016 03:35 PM
  20. Siddharth Ramakrishnan's Avatar
    That's the problem. When the phone turns off , it is because off the wrong readings from the battery motherboard/controller. The only solution is to put the old battery controller on the new one.

    What do you meant by this ? Do I have to put something from old battery to new battery ?

    Right now my mobile getting passed through 88% at very very slow speed. Let's see whether I am able to get 100%

    01-16-2016 04:25 PM
  21. EasilyTheBest's Avatar
    It maybe the batteries that only get to 83% are not genuine Nokia batteries.
    Could it perhaps be that a Genuine battery is rated at 3400 mah and the copy batteries are only rated at 3000 mah even tho it's says 3400 on a copy battery. That means your phone still thinks its not fully charged as it can never get to 3400..
    01-16-2016 06:51 PM
  22. Siddharth Ramakrishnan's Avatar
    I'm in the UK and got the battery from Amazon the seller was ITSTEK.com they only sell genuine battery's. You can go direct to their website.

    Thanks for the suggestion. I am going to place the order now.
    01-18-2016 06:56 AM
  23. EasilyTheBest's Avatar
    Thanks for the suggestion. I am going to place the order now.
    How did the battery change work out?
    01-30-2016 09:43 AM
  24. GF Wong's Avatar
    I did a battery replacement for my spare Lumia 1520 recently and had problems of the battery not charging beyond 83%. In fact i have tried 2 different batteries from 2 different sellers on eBay and both batteries behaved the same.

    After running "Self Test" with Lumia Phone Test Application those batteries seems to be missing an authentication circuit. In other words most batteries sold on eBay are non-genuine.

    non-authentic-battery-01.jpg
    non-authentic-battery-02.jpg

    However, when asked most sellers will argue that their batteries are 100% original. I had one seller who argued with me and asked me to show him letter from Nokia proving that the battery is fake. Lol. Well another seller was nicer and offered a refund.

    So, I think it is very hard to find an authentic battery for 1520 :-(
    04-19-2016 10:29 PM
  25. coolbreeze78's Avatar
    That app is really neat. Well, I'm in the 83% club. Battery failed authentication, so it's counterfeit. Aggravating since the eBay seller (based in NY, sold a lot of batteries) said "100% AUTHENTIC" all over the listing.

    It was $23 shipped. Not the end of the world, but I feel duped. May file a claim just to prove a point. I'm not taking it out and shipping it back though. That wasn't really a picnic (the install).
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    05-12-2016 09:49 PM
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