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  1. sguy156's Avatar
    Has anyone replaced battery on 1520 . Mine is not holding charge that long anymore .
    06-09-2015 06:30 AM
  2. Ramzi Bourguiba's Avatar
    With windows phone 8.1 or 10 ?
    06-09-2015 07:06 AM
  3. sguy156's Avatar
    Windows phone 8.1
    06-09-2015 11:49 AM
  4. sguy156's Avatar
    Other issue I am noticing is that tiles jump on the screen ( go up and down) only way to fix is to reboot ..
    06-09-2015 11:59 AM
  5. Ramzi Bourguiba's Avatar
    Try a hard reset i think that will fix most prob
    06-09-2015 04:55 PM
  6. sguy156's Avatar
    Already did hard reset , may be its the digitizer going bad ..
    06-09-2015 10:04 PM
  7. rhapdog's Avatar
    There are videos on YouTube on how to replace it. Should be able to view one on replacing the digitizer as well.

    If you need just the digitizer, it can be had for as little as $15 + shipping on Amazon and comes with the required tools to do the 1520 disassembly. If you need the LCD Display + the digitizer, expect the price to jump over $100 more.

    The battery price will vary greatly, so you'd need to do research on which ones are legit batteries. Prices range from around $20 to $150 from what I've seen. You'll need to obtain disassembly tools in order to do the battery replacement.

    It's possible to fix the phone yourself, but it can be tricky if you don't have experience with this sort of thing and you can run up making it cost you a lot more if you mess things up.

    You'll want to purchase a kit for the phone that comes with all the parts that have to be disposed of and will need to be replaced when you disassemble the phone. Torque screws, gaskets, etc. all have to be replaced every time you disassemble the phone. It's a real pain, and costs can add up.

    You'll also want to locate and download the service manual for the 1520 and read through it before deciding whether or not you want to attempt to do this yourself. You should be able to find it with a simple Bing search.
    06-09-2015 11:39 PM
  8. ScrubbyXD's Avatar
    I have sent a PM on this and your other thread.
    06-10-2015 09:17 AM
  9. JPDVM2014's Avatar
    I just replaced my battery last week. It takes about 15-30 minutes depending on your skill level and involves taking off two screws. The hardest part is getting the old battery out. That adhesive is strong. A heat gun or hair dryer will help out with that though.
    06-10-2015 11:31 AM
  10. tboy2000's Avatar
    I just replaced my battery last week. It takes about 15-30 minutes depending on your skill level and involves taking off two screws. The hardest part is getting the old battery out. That adhesive is strong. A heat gun or hair dryer will help out with that though.
    What was your battery standby at 100% with old battery and what is it with new battery?
    06-10-2015 10:23 PM
  11. JPDVM2014's Avatar
    It's hard to say. My old battery, I would take it off the charger at 100%, and it would be dead in about 10-15 minutes. The battery indicator would still say 95%. My new battery, the battery indicator only ever shows a maximum of 80%, so the standby time shown is based on 80%, but I can go a full day without charging.
    06-11-2015 08:30 AM
  12. Mathematicsb's Avatar
    I just replaced my battery last week. It takes about 15-30 minutes depending on your skill level and involves taking off two screws. The hardest part is getting the old battery out. That adhesive is strong. A heat gun or hair dryer will help out with that though.
    Did you have to replace the screws and gaskets like the guy above was talking about?
    06-17-2015 05:02 PM
  13. JPDVM2014's Avatar
    Did you have to replace the screws and gaskets like the guy above was talking about?
    Nope. The gasket around the screen got a little messed up when I was trying to take it off, but not bad enough to replace. And the screws are definitely able to be reused.
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    06-17-2015 07:08 PM
  14. dandrayan's Avatar
    My new battery, the battery indicator only ever shows a maximum of 80%, so the standby time shown is based on 80%, but I can go a full day without charging.
    My replacement battery only ever charges to 83%. Does anyone know if this is normal? Did we get bad replacement batteries?
    06-18-2015 02:45 PM
  15. ScrubbyXD's Avatar
    It is most likely the replacement's fully charged voltage is lower than the specification. All things considered this causes no harm and if your getting enough battery life then it's fine.
    06-18-2015 04:54 PM
  16. aleunge's Avatar
    The battery is hard to separate from the body due to the adhesive like everyone says (I used old credit cards split in half via the long side and jammed them in to cut through the glue). But note that with some newer made 1520s, they've used a different kind of mount for it. It's still using adhesives, but it's now applied in two vertical strips on the battery. The two strips are wrapped around at the bottom to the accessible side of the battery in the shape of tabs. You can pull on those tabs and it'll stretch out the adhesive. The battery will come off without any prying. (yes, the same type of quick release on some off-the-rack household wall hooks)

    Some replacement batteries come with these tabs too. You can tell with the two white strips running down the battery. Also, careful you don't order the 1320 battery mistakenly as they're the same battery with a different connector as the 1520 and varies from the 1520 battery with one letter in the model name
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    06-18-2015 07:17 PM
  17. Mnaeem86's Avatar
    Hi all,

    I just replaced my battery yesterday. Mine was stuck at 81% before then I used it to 8% then recharged it. Now it is stuck at 83%. I checked all the info to make sure it is correct voltage and model number too. Another thing to note, it extremely difficult to discharge it from 81% to 8%.

    Anyone have a possible fix for this? I have contacted the seller of the battery, to see what they say.
    10-16-2015 01:16 PM
  18. JPDVM2014'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.
    10-16-2015 02:06 PM
  19. aleunge's Avatar
    I've replaced with "OEM" batteries off the bay (that I'm sure are not really "OEM") and it seems to work fine, charging fully to 100% and with battery life that doesn't seem great/terrible. Did you try a reset using the power button + volume down key combo after the battery replacement? Maybe it's something to do with battery stats being kept? Or else, I would definitely bring it up with the seller.

    (FYI: that button combo reset doesn't erase anything. It's just like a soft reset similar to a battery pull)
    10-16-2015 03:42 PM
  20. Mnaeem86's Avatar
    I've replaced with "OEM" batteries off the bay (that I'm sure are not really "OEM") and it seems to work fine, charging fully to 100% and with battery life that doesn't seem great/terrible. Did you try a reset using the power button + volume down key combo after the battery replacement? Maybe it's something to do with battery stats being kept? Or else, I would definitely bring it up with the seller

    (FYI: that button combo reset doesn't erase anything. It's just like a soft reset similar to a battery pull)
    Do you press them together at anytime? Are you sure it is not hard reset? I don't want to lose my stuff and profiles..

    Also, I left it on charge the whole night, still showed up as 81% in the morning (down 2% from previous charge). E bay seller is offering a partial refund though. The battery is really difficult to drain though, which I guess is a good sign.

    I might buy another battery from different seller, just in case.
    10-17-2015 07:30 PM
  21. aleunge's Avatar
    Do you press them together at anytime? Are you sure it is not hard reset? I don't want to lose my stuff and profiles..

    Also, I left it on charge the whole night, still showed up as 81% in the morning (down 2% from previous charge). E bay seller is offering a partial refund though. The battery is really difficult to drain though, which I guess is a good sign.

    I might buy another battery from different seller, just in case.
    No, it doesn't erase anything at all. I've done it many times, mainly for cases where the phone is stuck and the long power press doesn't do anything. You press and hold power + volume down together until the phone turns off and then back on. Then you can release the buttons (after that vibration letting you know phone is powering back up). Again, don't worry. Nothing will be lost.

    Although it looks like it might be an actual battery issue, it might be worth a try.
    10-18-2015 10:08 AM
  22. Veza69's Avatar
    Hi
    I change also battery for Lumia 1520, old battery was dead anyway. I did softreset after that. Still shows after charging 80% level.
    Must I do hard reset? I Have preview 10581. That build works very well after all in my phone.
    11-11-2015 01:00 AM
  23. Jairo Taylor's Avatar
    Can't really understand why many of this brain dead manufacturers would issue handsets with non-removable batteries to domestic mobile phone users if not to rip them off up by charging hundreds of pound to replace.
    Common sense would dictate that the battery being one of the first to go in a phone designed to last years should be made easily replaceable by easily taking it out and replacing it in matter of seconds like Samsung phones.
    Since they started these non-removable madness I have stopped purchasing any phone whose battery cannot be replaced by any 5 year old -a simple open and shut case. Even Samsung with a massice Galaxy 6.3 inch screen phone still made sure you are able to easily replace the battery in a matter of seconds. Actually I just got an extra battery with the Galaxy 6.3 now meaning I can easily swap batteries on the go. Try that with any of the phones with seald batteries produced by any of these other fools.
    12-21-2015 09:03 AM
  24. mewcatchew's Avatar
    I've asked this before on another thread but couldnt get an answer: is there an app or program that will show how many charge cycles my 1520 battery has gone through? I can do this with an iphone plugging it into my pc using ibackup bot for example. I got my 1520 at an almost too good to be price on ebay, and pretty sure its a factory refurb (non specific 9 out of 10 condition), just curios about the battery.Thanks
    12-21-2015 11:58 AM
  25. Steve Thackery's Avatar

    Common sense would dictate that the battery being one of the first to go in a phone designed to last years should be made easily replaceable......
    You've nailed it: phones aren't designed to last years any more. I would imagine they expect a modern smartphone to be rendered obsolete in two or three years; in other words, the battery will probably last for the anticipated lifespan of the phone.

    I hate this, myself - what a waste of money and resources. Let's be honest - apart from slow, incremental steps in processor power and memory, smartphones haven't changed much for years now. There is no good reason why a 1520 couldn't give good service for many years, provided the battery is replaced every so often. It's a shame it's such a ball-ache to change it.
    mewcatchew and Tom Snyder like this.
    12-21-2015 01:28 PM
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