Bought a "new" battery that already has a 336 cyclecount, did I just go scammed?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mcrum23, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. mcrum23 macrumors member

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    Before I get myself a gun and commit a crime I want to ask you guys something :p

    My Iphone 3Gs's battery was fried (+500 cycles) so I bought a new one from a shop, I installed it (pain in the *** btw). First thing I do then is to start BatteryInfolite app, and this is what I got:

    50% battery charge
    CurrentCapacity: 612mAh
    Maxcapacity:1092mAH
    Cyclecount: 336

    336 cyclescount?? That's already too much, did I just got shafted or there is some kind of rational explanation to this, like the battery was reconditioned so it'll work like a new battery although the cyclecount is high?

    Thanks :D
     
  2. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    Nope - you got scammed. The cycle count can't be reset and the battery can't be reconditioned.
     
  3. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

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    Well if you believe your battery app, it sure like you got a used battery. Sometimes these places "confuse" new from old.
     
  4. mcrum23 thread starter macrumors member

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    You sure about that? How can I know for sure?

    brian:thanks
     
  5. Shrink macrumors G3

    Shrink

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    Uh oh...OP, about the gun thing. Just take a few deep breaths, relax a bit and remember anyone can be scammed (well, almost anyone...OK, just a few people), and then, very calmly and quietly...get the gun and....:eek:

    ;):p

    Sorry about the battery...it stinks!:(

    (I'll get scolded by someone if I don't spell out, in clear and direct terms, that I'm only joking.)
     
  6. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

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    Are you jail broken? If so there another cydia app that can't detect cycles.
     
  7. mcrum23 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yep, jailbroken, BatteryInfolite need a jailbroken phone anyway.
     
  8. Mercenary macrumors 6502a

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    Was the battery cheaper than a new one from apple or another authorised reseller?

    Then you have your answer.

    You buy cheap, you buy twice.
     
  9. cynics macrumors G3

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    Are you sure the app is accurate? How does the phone do with a new battery? Does it seem better at all?
     

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