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Old 05-29-2006, 09:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Dumb question but..are the batteries used in the Blackberry 7100 compatible with the 8700g??
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Old 05-29-2006, 11:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I want to say yes they are, and I am pretty sure that they are.. But I haven't tried it myself...

I think if you go to the blackberry.com website and look at a battery for a 8700 it says it works for a 7100 blackberry aswell
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Old 05-30-2006, 12:02 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Nope. The 8700's use a C-S2, which are "locked". The 7100's use a C-S1 battery, which lack the "lock". However, you can use C-S2 to replace C-S1.
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Old 05-30-2006, 06:47 AM   #4 (permalink)
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What does "locked" mean? Just curious. thanks
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Old 05-30-2006, 07:30 AM   #5 (permalink)
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It basically means that the 8700's can only use the C-S2's even though the C-S1's are electrically and physically compatible.
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Old 05-30-2006, 08:11 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I can tell you 100% without a doubt that yes, you can use an 8700 battery in a 7100 and vice versa.

I know this because Im currently doing this with my blackberry. My 8700r is using a 7100g battery.

I kinda think the battery might not last as long, but its really negligible at that point. Instead of 4 days uptime Im getting 3.5.
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Old 05-30-2006, 03:30 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Dumb question but..are the batteries used in the Blackberry 7100 compatible with the 8700g??
Yes, if the 7100 battery is a CS-2 battery - it will be blue instead of gray.

I've tried the CS-1 in my 8700 and it did not work.
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Old 05-30-2006, 03:56 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Ditto here! The battery from my old 7100 does not work as I just tried it.
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Old 05-30-2006, 04:46 PM   #9 (permalink)
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battery from 7100 CS-1 works perfect in 8700c. Note CS-2 battery is square vs CS-1 which is more round on the edges. CS-2 lasts much longer
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Old 05-30-2006, 05:13 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Well now that's odd because my 8700g would not even turn on with the battery from my 7100t
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Old 05-30-2006, 06:38 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Well now that's odd because my 8700g would not even turn on with the battery from my 7100t
try recharging it
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Old 05-30-2006, 07:23 PM   #12 (permalink)
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battery from 7100 CS-1 works perfect in 8700c. Note CS-2 battery is square vs CS-1 which is more round on the edges. CS-2 lasts much longer
I'm going to have to disagree.

The C-S1 battery will display a Battery icon with a slash through it. The new generation BB's are specifically designed to only work with the secure batteries.

Aditionally the C-S2 is only rated at 100mAh more than the C-S1... so "much longer" might be 5-10% IF in fact it worked... which it does not.
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Old 05-30-2006, 10:25 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I think rcg is right. I just tried 2 different CS-1 batteries and when I put into the 8700g, I get a picture of a bttery with a slash through it..and then nothing happens. That sux. Looking at the 8700 battery (CS-2) it has a picture of a lock on it.

projectorkid..how did you get it to work???
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Old 05-31-2006, 05:09 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I use my girlfriend's 7130e's battery in my 8700 and vice versa frequently, but only as a last-resort-mine-is-dead option, I've never tried charging it. Pretty sure it's also a CS-2 however so it's a rather moot point ;)
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Well now that's odd because my 8700g would not even turn on with the battery from my 7100t
try recharging it
That's funny!
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