LG G8 ThinQ's battery is permanently sealed, no DIY replacements possible

09 May 2019
We're already used to batteries not being easily user-replaceable, but this is on another level.

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AnonD-732843, 13 May 2019Life's good in the home appliances division. Life's gone i... moreWell even the home appliances are very good but there are still companies which are much better.
Such as Miele for waschmaschine, dryer maschine, Freezer, Refridgerator etc.
Such as Sony for TV, DVD oe bkzueray recorders, audio or home cinema etc.
But LG is still a lot better than many others like Samsung.

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    • 13 May 2019

    CptPower, 10 May 2019Well its LG. Life Gone Whatdid you expect???Life's good in the home appliances division.
    Life's gone in the mobile division.
    Lol, very well said.

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      • 13 May 2019

      Out of Control, 10 May 2019You can't bring legal action for such a thing. Maybe in fak... more"You are on this earth to work and spend like a good slave, nothing else." - Whom conceived such an agenda to be exercised upon this beautiful world? Certainly not God?

      I ask because that type of brainwashing control is definitely not happening on my watch nor will I fall a victim to it in any way.

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        • AnonD-732843
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        • 13 May 2019

        "While for most LG handsets this dialog is just a reminder of how badly its software needs a massive rethink"

        This made me laugh because it's so true.

        Why can't LG just ThinQ...

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          • 13 May 2019

          Pabliell, 10 May 2019Heating up a battery is really not a good idea. In worst ca... more"Heating up a battery is really not a good idea."

          Of course it isn't but batteries have heat temperature limits as well. As long as you don't heat the battery directly and or pass the threshold limit then you're good and the adhesive along with the battery will be out.

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            • AnonD-732843
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            • 13 May 2019

            LG mobile should glue themselves to the coffin just like they glued that battery...unless of course they'll finally listen to people's ideas, like mine...

              One more reason not to buy an LG phone

                Samsung themselves didn't learn the lesson, we still have non removable batteries. Planned obsolescence is there, but they don't answer that where will we dispose off that expensive phone? Where will it go after all and will we get some value off it?
                Its a flagship not a $50 keypad cheapo phone.

                But I think it could be there for a privacy violating reason too, maybe it just collects some data for sending later to Google servers... Or maybe take a server instruction to switch on the phone itself and dial home or so.
                I could be wrong though and there are high chances of that, granted.

                  Anonymous, 10 May 2019taking planned obsolescence to another level. taking my ind... moreExactly! It's planned obsolescence through and through. I'm not a fan of LG but, it makes sure that I'll never be.

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                    • 11 May 2019

                    GIF, 10 May 2019And? When you are bringing to official service centre then ... moreWho cares about official service center when you have a guide to repair it, also cheaper without being scammed to replace entire phone hardware? Glueing battery that hard alone is just having purpose to prevent it from being repaired easily.

                      Pabliell, 10 May 2019Heating up a battery is really not a good idea. In worst ca... morekaboom

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                        • 10 May 2019

                        Y really don't care.

                          zodiacfml, 10 May 2019🙄 a bit of heat can soften those adhesives. Heating up a battery is really not a good idea. In worst case scenario you might end up with a Note 7 in your hands, if you know what I mean.

                            spongerr bob, 10 May 2019stop trolllling here !Talk about Samsung and its explosive phonesSamsung had a very low failure rate problem that they recalled and entire line of handsets for. This is the absolute best we can expect for mass producers to do and is just one more reason to buy their product. LG on the other hand has had recurring boot loop issues on multiple product lines and only issued a limited recall, in a single country, after multiple years of issues. This is a very poor service history and provides compelling reasons to not buy their product.

                              andrehe, 10 May 2019I still use a Samsung S5 LTE+ and wonder about the newer mo... moreOne thing to consider regards the ifixit request is that the review unit used is not a production unit and there are more changes being made to the device before the production model is shipped. It was disadvantages for all parties and customers if that article remained up when a different phone will be available to the public. That is also why ifixit complied with the request as they had no obligation to remove the article.

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                                • 10 May 2019

                                Out of Control, 10 May 2019I've never damaged, or needed to replace a port in my life.... moreStill not the point though
                                I'm impossible these days to get a phone that's ever going go get a 10/10 for repeatability

                                People are making a huge deal out of something that isn't worth making a big deal about

                                Its also ridiculous to think about sueing a company that's slowly dieing because of glue

                                I get what you're saying about phones batteries needing to be replaced but saying that having a glued down battery being a deal breaker for a phone that's probably going to come down in price drastically in a few weeks
                                Maybe its a sacrifice that we should all look past

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                                  • 10 May 2019

                                  Environmentally and ethically irresponsible from LG. One more phone from them to never buy if they put their bottom line above the environment and their user's safety. They have absolutely no technical reason to go with permanent adhesive.

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                                    • 10 May 2019

                                    Out of Control, 10 May 2019You can't bring legal action for such a thing. Maybe in fak... morePeople are doing it on tractor maker John Deere. Though it might take a while as the sheep are too busy lining up for the slaughter house.

                                      Ghostwolf87, 10 May 2019Wonder if a class action lawsuits could be brought against ... moreYou can't bring legal action for such a thing. Maybe in fake media, but not in the real world. This is Rome's Beehive system, they want you to keep buying products. You are on this earth to work and spend like a good slave, nothing else.

                                        TN04, 10 May 2019They still get damaged less than ports and connectors Wh... moreI've never damaged, or needed to replace a port in my life. On the other hand, when it comes to batteries I'm on my third battery for my phone. Let's not give LG a break.