My crappy old #smartphone (that I couldn't find a replacement #battery 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?
#technology #safety


@evelynyap @IzzyOnDroid
I think that could help you, from minute 14:20 it will be shown how to change the battery with a stepdown converter.

@Herbert_Rindfleisch Danke! 4.2V Knopfzelle? Interessant. Mir aber zu viel Bastelei, um ehrlich zu sein. Ich hatte auf einen "Batterie-Dummy" oder ähnliches gehofft (emuliere eine leere Batterie – ohne dass die dann "geladen" wird)… Gerät 1 ist ein 2010er HTC Wildfire (aka "buzz"), das ist den Aufwand einfach nicht mehr wert. Dank Custom-ROM läuft zwar Android 4.0 drauf, aber der Brüller ist es nicht mehr 😄

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