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Offline Mike Fox

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Battery life
« on: August 24, 2017, 07:22:47 AM »
Searched the forum on battery life and not much there.  My N10 is 4 years old with heavy use; I expect a decrease in time when the battery is exhausted.  I'm down to 1 hour and 15 minutes.  Installed battery monitor app with a graph of percent charge (100% to 0%) vs time.  Found it very interesting.  From 100% the charge went down at a 45 angle to about 65 % over an hour and 15 minutes; then 'Power Off" appeared the my N10 shut down.  Put the N10 on charger and rebooted after 30 minutes.  The graph showed the charge went from 65% straight down to 0%; then on the charger, it went from 0% to 35% over about 20 minutes with a 30 degree angle and then straight up to 100%.  It appears I have 35% use of the battery after 4 years.  Is there any way to recondition this battery to recover its potential?



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Re: Battery life
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2017, 04:49:14 PM »
I don't think there's anyway of reconditioning the battery.  Your best bet would be to explore ways of having it replaced...maybe it's a project you could do yourself.  There are places you could take it but they'll probably charge you at least $100 or more...might not be worth it.    I would just do it yourself as there are good tutorials and videos out there... it's not that difficult to replace the batteries on tablets and phones...the hard part is just opening the unit without making a mess of the case and breaking the screen. 

Doing a quick search it seems there's a really good video tutorial and replacement battery available.  The battery itself isn't that expensive and can be purchased with a video tutorial on Amazon here:

https://www.amazon.com/Google-Nexus-10-Replacement-Installation/dp/B00F3T1F6G

Here's the video :
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/yru4k62qdEU" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/yru4k62qdEU</a>

There's another text writeup by someone else here as well:
https://forums.androidcentral.com/google-nexus-10-tablet/403066-replace-your-nexus-10-battery.html
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Re: Battery life
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Re: Battery life
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2017, 12:59:51 PM »
I bought my Nexus 10 as a Xmas present to myself Dec of 2012.  Battery finally started being flaky and suddenly dropping to 0% anytime it approached 50% in summer of 2015.  Searched for a replacement battery, and though places listed it they were always out of stock or back ordered.  Finally in Dec 2015 one of the places (encompassparts.com) notified me that they were getting them in stock.  Bought one; it was a solid Samsung manufactured replacement; installed it using the video link they provided; and my Nexus 10 is still running strong (cross fingers...) today.  Recommended.

The replacement cost me $87 + $10 shipping.  Well worth it.  I can watch a 2-hr movie on a plane and still have 75% battery left.  3-4 hours of heavy web browsing, including short videos, etc will take it near 50%.  It's back to normal, battery-life wise.

I've still got mine running Android 4.3, which is what it was designed for, does not have the various wifi bugs (for the N10, anyways) in later versions, is tablet optimized (unlike later versions), etc.  Used a permission app that worked against unintentionally exposed permission interface in 4.3 to suppress the "update" notifications.  So I just chug along, works great, have run into occasional issues where an app will only run on new Android, but I don't care.  Nothing essential.

It will be five years old this Dec, which is like 50 tablet years.  I've probably got 5,000+ hours of screen time on the thing.  Will be very sad when I've finally got to move on.