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Galaxy S4 Batteries: Severe danger

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by scaminatrix, May 1, 2014.

  1. scaminatrix

    scaminatrix

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    Do you own a Galaxy S4 or S4 Active?

    If so, check the serial number. If it has a BD at the beginning, take it to a repair centre or shop. They should replace it for you free of charge. Samsung are moments away from a recall. Customers at my workplace are bringing phones in that have been set alight due to these faulty batteries. We've been told to replace batteries even on Out Of Warranty units so don't worry if you have a broken screen or w/e it will still get replaced for you.
     
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    As you know some of the Galaxy S4's batteries are defective (batteries are swelling), especially in Europe. Samsung acknowledged the problem and offers free replacement.

    Here's something from Samsung:

    You can check the Serial Number of your battery. If the S/N starts with BD1D and the date is in the range of 401 - 529 (1st april - 29th may), it's probably a defective battery.

    Any battery with S/N between BD1D401XX and BD1D529XX needs replacement.
     
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    Well, the repair centre i work at says all batteries starting with BD. Being the safety conscious person I am, I would get any BD battery replaced.
     
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    my starts with:

    AA1F220xx/x-x S4 Active LTE
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    AA1DB12xx/x-x S4 LTE
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    I just passed this along to my buddy who recently got an S4. Thanks for this.
     

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