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Old 11-10-2008, 09:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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While I was trying to revive my Bold that was suddenly dead with One Flash and 4 quick red flashed,
I notice that inside the unit next to the sim card there a small round metallic things that look likes a battery. Out of curiousity, I took a multimeter and measure if it indeed had voltage on it and it did ! On mine dead BB Bold it measures 2.6Volt, upon plugging-in the USB charger it start creeping up slowing toward 2.7V and slowly inching up to 3.0V I presume. I did not notice any sign of battery inside my Curve 8320, that I also have. If it indeed a battery, is that means every few years or so we need to get it replaced ? can anyone confirm this ??
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I lifted the skirt over top of mine and sure enough it looks like a battery to me. I didn't dare move it because if it was soldered into place I didn't want to move it and have to fight with it.
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Interesting guys. Good find.
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Same here, it held firmly or either soldered directly on board. It does not look to be user replaceable, and Silver/Lithium batteries are prone to leaks and failures, this is un RIM likes.
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I happen to be fixing a 8703e yesterday and seen this (See attached photo) it looks like most of the devices have this. It's just to keep a internal clock running.
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