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Kylo

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Phone came into contact with a magnet
« on: April 24, 2018, 06:32:18 AM »
Phone came into contact with a magnet and now everything is wonky
I think really my biggest problem is my battery, it's fucked for the most part, if I want to charge it, I have to turn airplane mode on, extreme power saver, and turn off my phone entirely. If I try and use it while it's charging, it will just drain. I thought it might've been the cord or charging block, but it had been working completely fine for like a month before.

Is there some kind of fix or would I have to get a new battery or new phone all together?

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Re: Phone came into contact with a magnet
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2018, 06:33:10 AM »
Was this some kind of electromagnet? Your phone might be fucked. I've never heard of it affecting batteries or charging like that though.

Kylo

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Re: Phone came into contact with a magnet
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2018, 06:33:22 AM »
Was this some kind of electromagnet? Your phone might be fucked. I've never heard of it affecting batteries or charging like that though.
It wasn't any kind of electro magnet, just a regular iron magnet, household type. I might just be super paranoid but I started having these problems only today, and that's when I had a magnet near my phone.

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Re: Phone came into contact with a magnet
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2018, 06:34:15 AM »
depending on the availability of parts you may just do what i did with my samsung phone and buy a larger then standard battery and install it your self/have a pro install it.

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Re: Phone came into contact with a magnet
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2018, 06:34:47 AM »
depending on the availability of parts you may just do what i did with my samsung phone and buy a larger then standard battery and install it your self/have a pro install it.
it is a 2100 miliamp hour battery. How easy would you say it is to install the battery, I'm a complete noob when it comes to pulling apart phones, never did before. All I do know is that any waterproofing the phone did beforehave will be gone after taking it apart. You said $60 for labor?

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Re: Phone came into contact with a magnet
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2018, 06:35:24 AM »
https://www.ifixit.com/ should have a teardown/rebuild for beginners its what they do. they likely sell the tools/parts too. so id give them a go.

Kylo

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Re: Phone came into contact with a magnet
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2018, 06:35:40 AM »
Also something else peculiar I noticed, with my portable battery, around 20k miliamp hours, there was only one 'bar' of charge missing at the end of the day, which at minimal use of my phone is typical, but today I had been using my battery all day because of my issue, so I would have expected a lot more to be gone, but it's the same as always.

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Re: Phone came into contact with a magnet
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2018, 06:35:57 AM »
Also something else peculiar I noticed, with my portable battery, around 20k miliamp hours, there was only one 'bar' of charge missing at the end of the day, which at minimal use of my phone is typical, but today I had been using my battery all day because of my issue, so I would have expected a lot more to be gone, but it's the same as always.
yeah there a tools that track battery stats. i only know of the samsung offerings that display temp and power draw/battery charge level. something like https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.digibites.accubattery&hl=en likely works the same way though.

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Re: Phone came into contact with a magnet
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2018, 06:36:28 AM »
Nope. A magnet isn't going to do what you're describing.

Kylo

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Re: Phone came into contact with a magnet
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2018, 06:38:23 AM »
Nope. A magnet isn't going to do what you're describing.
Ok, well, my battery has been working perfectly fine before, and now it's draining intensely fast, the only factor that's changed is the phone coming into contact with a magnet.

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Re: Phone came into contact with a magnet
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2018, 06:39:29 AM »
Nope. A magnet isn't going to do what you're describing.
Ok, well, my battery has been working perfectly fine before, and now it's draining intensely fast, the only factor that's changed is the phone coming into contact with a magnet.
As old as the phone is. like 2-3 years. But this is really far far too much of a coincidence. Like an insane coincidence.

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Re: Phone came into contact with a magnet
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2018, 10:41:25 AM »
I don't think a magnet can destroy your mobile phone's battery.  If batteries contain iron, which is usually found in outer metal shell, it may cause the battery to aggregate around the magnet thus having them drained. Otherwise magnet directly can't cause these to drain.

 

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