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N8 Battery Replacement

Counsellor
Posts: 85

N8 Battery Replacement

I am planning to buy N8, but I don't know if the battery can be replaced. I know these batteries last about 1 year and hence I will need to replace it.

 

Will original N8 battery be available for me to buy at reasonable cost? Will I be able to replace the battery myself?

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no1_slumko
Posts: 1,177

Re: N8 Battery Replacement

The battery can be replaced, it's just not advised that you do it yourself. Actually the N8 is not the only device that uses that specific battery so you definitely will be able to get hold of it in a years time. I think you should expect it to last longer than that. My worst battery lasted a good 3 years.
Honestly if you know what you're doing you shouldn't have trouble replacing the battery yourself. anyone who can use a screw driver can replace that thing given the right tool
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Mobile Guru
rayhipkiss
Posts: 3,944

Re: N8 Battery Replacement

If you attempt to replace the battery yourself you will lose your warranty

Ray
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Counsellor
Polchraine
Posts: 32

Re: N8 Battery Replacement


rayhipkiss wrote:
If you attempt to replace the battery yourself you will lose your warranty

Ray

If the phone is out of warranty then that is not a problem as there is nothing to loose.

 

If the phone is in warranty then I would expect the battery to be replaced free of charge if it fails.

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Mobile Guru
rayhipkiss
Posts: 3,944

Re: N8 Battery Replacement

 As the OP is yet to buy an N8 he will be under warranty when he does buy one. If he is in Europe, he will be covered by a two year warranty, so if he attempts to change the battery himself during this period the remainder of the warranty will be voided.

 

Cheers.

 

Ray 

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Mobile Overlord
farby
Posts: 19,473

Re: N8 Battery Replacement

Whether the phone is under warranty or not... this Forum doesn't allow to discuss such issues not recommended by Nokia...

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Counsellor
Posts: 29

Re: N8 Battery Replacement

That´s true but don´t forget that the whole phone, including the battery has a one year warranty, so if your battery fails during the first year Nokia will replace it.
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rayhipkiss
Posts: 3,944

Re: N8 Battery Replacement

   


elboyero wrote:
That´s true but don´t forget that the whole phone, including the battery has a one year warranty, so if your battery fails during the first year Nokia will replace it.

Actually, the European warranty period is 24 months for the phone and six months for the battery.

Other countries outside the EU will have different warranty periods, but generally speaking batteries usually only have a six month warranty.

 

Cheers.

 

Ray 

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Professor
Posts: 361

Re: N8 Battery Replacement

Although it is obviously dependant on the country, I was pretty sure the battery warranty on the N8 is equal to the standard warranty?
*shrugs*. In Australia it's 1year warranty on the battery.

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farby
Posts: 19,473

Re: N8 Battery Replacement


metalfan wrote:

Although it is obviously dependant on the country, I was pretty sure the battery warranty on the N8 is equal to the standard warranty?
*shrugs*. In Australia it's 1year warranty on the battery.



Yes..that is for Integrated Battery as in case of Nokia N8..

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optiplex330
Posts: 282

Re: N8 Battery Replacement


farby wrote:

metalfan wrote:

Although it is obviously dependant on the country, I was pretty sure the battery warranty on the N8 is equal to the standard warranty?
*shrugs*. In Australia it's 1year warranty on the battery.



Yes..that is for Integrated Battery as in case of Nokia N8..


May I see that in print from Nokia about Integreted Battery having 12 months warranty? Thanks

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Employee
jazkat
Posts: 16

Re: N8 Battery Replacement

Full Nokia Manufacturers Limited Warranty terms for Australia are published at www.nokia.com.au/warranty.

 

Here is the relevant extract from those terms in answer to your question:

 

(iv) Twelve (12) months for the main device battery if the battery is integrated within the device and non-removable

 

Cheers

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farby
Posts: 19,473

Re: N8 Battery Replacement

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..but surprised NOT to find a separate mention regarding this on other region Nokia sites...Does this mean its ONLY applicable for Australia ???

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rayhipkiss
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Re: N8 Battery Replacement

  


farby wrote:

..but surprised NOT to find a separate mention regarding this on other region Nokia sites...Does this mean its ONLY applicable for Australia ???


Looks like the European warranty doesn't match the Australian one regarding the battery.

 

http://europe.nokia.com/support/repair-and-recycle/european-limited-warranty

 

Obviously different countries have their own consumer laws that govern warranty periods which Nokia have to abide by if they want to sell their products in that particular country.

 

Ray 

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Mobile Overlord
farby
Posts: 19,473

Re: N8 Battery Replacement

Fully agree.. but it seems the Nokia Europe site mentions about the Warranty valid as of April 1, 2005. Were there any such phones that time with Integrated Battery..? May be they have not updated the information on Nokia sites other than the Australian..Can jazkatEmployee or anyone else from Nokia throw some light ?

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optiplex330
Posts: 282

Re: N8 Battery Replacement

Nothing to worry. Even though it is not stated in the standard warranty, N8's battery warranty is for 12 months. I just confirmed that with Nokia.

 

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rayhipkiss
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Re: N8 Battery Replacement

    


optiplex330 wrote:

Nothing to worry. Even though it is not stated in the standard warranty, N8's battery warranty is for 12 months. I just confirmed that with Nokia.

 


Yes, but in which country?

 

 

Ray 

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Counsellor
Posts: 85

Re: N8 Battery Replacement

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What is the alternative? Nokia Care? I am not relying on them again given my own past experience, where they completely destroyed my carefully maintained N82, and also based on reviews (just search "Nokia Care review") in the web.

If I have to rely on them for anything, and especially something as simple as battery replacement, I am sorry to say but Nokia phones will be absolute no go for me.

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Counsellor
Posts: 30

Re: N8 Battery Replacement

Nokia has to wake up and see the problem with the battery capacity.
They must build and use batteries more than 3.000mAh poly-ion.
We cant charge the battery every 8 hours.
We cant be with 1 charger in our pocket always and search for power supply always.
Build higher capacity batteries NOW !!!
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