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Changing a battery on Surface RT

joddle

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Spain
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My Surface RT was exhibiting worn out battery syndrome - i.e. it a charge would only last less than a day so decided to change it.

Having decided to change the battery it was how to get one - so I looked up several companies on Ebay and found one who could supply to me - Following the Utube tutorial it was pretty easy to change it but when I fired up found the new battery was dead - i.e. had no residual charge at all. Undaunted I tried charging but although it works it does not hold a charge any longer than the old battery I took out! The supplier was informed and gave me a full refund without any fuss but said they could not send a new battery to Spain for some postal restriction reasons but that's where the machine and I now are.

So what next? Where do I get a good reliable battery from either in the UK or in Spain? I don't mind doing the change again so long as its worth it in the end - i.e. that I get a good long lasting battery like when I first had the machine.

Suggestions/ recommendations most welcomed
 

joddle

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Joined
Jan 5, 2011
Location
Spain
PC Experience
Some Experience
Hi joddle,

After searching around, I see the problem you are having.
These batteries are not easy to come by.

I also see that M$ have had a lot of problems with these batteries.
Have you seen these links:

Microsoft publishes 6 step fix for Surface RT owners with battery issues after updating to Windows 8.1

Surface battery won’t charge
Thanks for that - however I did not see much of a change in battery life when I upgraded to 8.1 - its just that over the past year or so the amount of charge held in the battery has been getting worse. It used to hold a two or three couple of days at least with regular use but now it won't last a day even with little use! the new battery is not a lot better but I already know that was duff. What I really want to know is where to get a reliable replacement.
 
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