Hi, I would like to ask for opinions about this matter. My N8's battery started failing around December last year but it was still working and only needed to be constantly charged while using it to surf the web. I did not overcharge it but the battery suddenly swelled up in January after a normal charging session, 1hr 40min. I stopped charging it after that and since I couldn't bring it for repair immediately due to my schedule, I left it untouched for about a week and a half before sending it to the Nokia Care Centre at Berjaya Times Square. After waiting an hour, the staff told me that the motherboard was damaged and said there was no point in servicing it. What I don't understand is how does a faulty battery have anything to do with the motherboard? The phone was still highly functional apart from the quick battery drainage before I sent it to the Nokia Care Centre. The staff told me there was no point in replacing the battery either. I'm not sure whether to believe it or not cuz my N8 is only 2 years old and very well taken care of. Should I buy a new battery (an original costs RM125) to test on my N8 and see if it still works or should I give it up for good? There's a lot of photos and videos and other important stuff of sentimental value to me in the phone and I'm feeling crushed by the staff's diagnosis of my N8. Please tell me what should I do. Thank you.
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If you have ever seen swelling at first hand upon devices with removable battery, it is not hard to visualise the hydraulic effect within the tight confines of the N8 where it will press upon soldered side of motherboard. It should also be said that the normal procedure for removing battery from N8 could not be followed in this instance and full disassembly would be required with cost implications over standard battery replacement.
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2013-04-04 5:52 - edited 2013-04-04 5:53
Batteries towards the end tend to swell,
I've experienced that in my N73 and N8.
Since N8 has a monocoque design, it is better to replace the battery as soon as you see a drop in the capacity.
I too had the same experience, luckily it didn't damage the MB.