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rochester21
06-04-2013, 08:32 AM
Hello. I just ordered a 2 year-old droid X from ebay, and i am afraid that the battery may be at the end of its life. I was thinking about getting a new battery, and i have to choose between a cheap chinese replacement- BH5X Battery 1500mAh Motorola MB810 Droidx | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/BH5X-BATTERY-1500mAH-Motorola-MB810-DroidX-/221235807759?pt=UK_Sound_Vision_Battery_Chargers&hash=item3382ae860f) and the oem battery. Now, i normally chose only original batteries, but the shipping cost for the oem battery doubles its price, so i would like to know if anyone from here bought the replacement from the link and if it`s any good. I`m planning on using the droid X only as a text reader and tablet, nothing too demanding. Any comments will be appreciated. Thank you.

fezrock
06-04-2013, 02:07 PM
I always stick with OEM. You can get one on Amazon for about $8 with free shipping.

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clothednblack
06-04-2013, 02:09 PM
Yep, OEM every time :thumbup:

rochester21
06-04-2013, 02:18 PM
Ok, thanks for the responses. Just that you know, only the chinese offer free shipping to Romania- otherwise, shipping is 6-20 dollars from US for a battery :)

fezrock
06-04-2013, 06:02 PM
Romania? I'd still go with OEM. They're proven to be reliable. Knockoffs not so much. Maybe go with a bh6x. It should come with a cover since it's a bit larger than the stock battery. But the charge will last longer.



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XGap
09-09-2013, 06:46 AM
Always use OEM from Motorola for Droid Phones. I had a over heating issue when I used a cheap droid Battery from eBay.

wilesre
09-24-2013, 05:27 PM
So I just bought the OEM battery from Amazon. I turned off the phone and replaced and charged the new battery for a couple hours. It showed a 20% when I started and a 100% when I tried to turn it on. Phone starts up and then almost immediately powers off. There is a question mark where the battery indicator is. Tried several times now. Is there some kind of process to "marry" the battery to the phone or something?

sd_shadow
09-24-2013, 06:16 PM
if you are rooted and have cwm, you can wipe battery stats in cwm recovery.
unlikely that will fix, more likely it's hardware failure
bad battery
battery connection
or other phone failure