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Old 03-13-2019, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Stupid Q

The new cell phone battery ran down and now does not function.

Is it dead or can I get it to work again? Just bought the thing....
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Old 03-13-2019, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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If you plug it in and it isn't responding then let it sit charging for like an hour and then try turning it on.

If this doesn't work your battery might be toast.

What phone is it?
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Old 03-13-2019, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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How old is the phone ?? Is the battery OEM or a generic battery ??
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Old 03-13-2019, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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the phone is several yrs old...it's just a cell not a smartphone.

not sure what you mean by oem.....it's a Samsung battery
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Old 03-13-2019, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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If you plug it in and it isn't responding then let it sit charging for like an hour and then try turning it on.

If this doesn't work your battery might be toast.

What phone is it?


Samsung tracphone
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Old 03-13-2019, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Finally came back on after hrs of charging...

thanks
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Old 03-13-2019, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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For reference:

OEM = Original Equipment Manufacturer

Samsung Tracfone is merely a phone manufacturer and a carrier, not a phone model # that was asked in post #2. With some older phones, it is better to replace the phone than buying a replacement battery.
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