Few weeks ago I noticed that the back battery cover wasnt sitting properly so I gave it a quick look over and found nothing wrong so I chalked it up to normal wear and tear. Then my battery life started to drain very quickly. Thought maybe apps were killing but to no prevail. Finally I took out the battery and noticed it was swelling in the middle by a good amount.
I called T-mobile for replacement battery...$59.99!
I called Radio Shack....50.00 (the guy didnt even ask me which model BB it as for)
Then I looked on Crackberry....$14.99
So I would like to say THANK YOU CRACKBERRY for saving a guy a lot of money.
I havent heard that much about the batteries swelling but trust me some do!
Last but not least I'm selling my rare swollen battery for the super slow price of $14.98...you cant get these just anywhere folks!
It may be a symptom of charging too fast by using a non-BB charger, I had it happen using my PC's USB ports to charge my phone's battery. It was fine if the battery was mostly charged when I started but if the battery was very low it charged too fast and swelled up as yours did.
Seems this is a common problem.
If it hadn't been for the SD card not connecting, I wouldn't have found out until too late.
Then when I replaced the battery, I noticed that my Q10 was a lot thinner..
I wonder how long the battery has been swelling, because it was so subtle, I didn't even realize that my phone was thicker because the battery was swollen.
I only charge my battery off of my computer.
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