Stolen Battery?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Alander2, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. Alander2 macrumors newbie

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    Guys,

    Last week I took my iPhone 4 at an Apple authorized repair center for fixing my broken screen.
    Everything is fine, except for the battery. Suddenly it´s lasting half the charge (less than 5 hours).
    I´m afraid they´ve changed my original battery by an old one.
    Is there any way I can find out if it is true? I mean, is there any serial number or ID in the battery that matches with the original device?

    Thanks, best regards
     
  2. j.dstasio macrumors 6502

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    I'd suspect the repair shop of using non-OEM replacement screens rather than stealing your battery. If the new screen draws more current than the original screen you would see a change in the battery discharge rate.

    It's also possible that the shop was swapping more than one screen at a time and simply put the wrong battery back in accidentally.

    I repair iPhones at a local shop and if I'm doing more than one thing at a time, it's possible to pick up the wrong battery. Give them a call and express your concern. Any good shop will make it right.
     
  3. Alander2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you!

    Of course is very possible they´ve made a mistake ... but again, is there any way I can identify if it´s my original battery?
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    No. You would be able to tell if it was a non-OEM battery by opening it up, but nothig ties a specific battery to a specific phone.
     

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