My crappy old (that I couldn't find a replacement for) is always plugged in whenever I use it, otherwise it shuts down after a few seconds. The swollen battery has gotten even bigger/worse now. One end is popping out. (I got double-sided tape under it so it stays in place.)

Can't use the phone plugged in without the battery in there, but maybe this is dangerous? 🤔

I use it as a webcam. I'd like to keep using it. But what to do with about battery?

@alexcleac They make USB battery "extenders" that you could try. You basically plug it it instead of the power cable but at least you could walk around with it. They also make solar powered versions.

@TheOuterLinux hmm, it's not a first time I see booster mentioned instead of author 🤔

@evelynyap is a correct person to mention 😁


You mean power banks? That still won't work without the phone's battery. ☹️ Connecting to a power bank is like connecting to a wall outlet, it's not like replacing the phone's battery. I had to stop using the battery. A little more swelling and it might explode. 🤯

@alexcleac You're the second booster I saw that got the reply/mention instead of the original poster/tooter. 😁 I guess I should be careful when replying to a boosted toot.

@evelynyap I think that's the client caused that behavior 🤔

BTW, did you try short-circuiting + to - on contacts? That would work in case that battery does not have controller inside. If it has, I would suggest looking just for the controller and connecting it without a battery.

@alexcleac You mean to just connect the + and -? Didn't work. There's a third pin/contact. 😕

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