Battery Replacement for NOKIA phones
August 17, 2007 5:46am CST
The news the other night stated about a phone, a newly-bought NOKIA N91, that exploded when the owner tried to charge it. It was found out that the battery was defective. Check your phone and if the batter model is BL-5C, it might be defective. The advertising personnel of NOKIA who was in charged of the company's product advisory told the media that logging on to the sit will be helpful for NOKIA consumers to find out whether their batteries is defective or not. Just answer the questions on the site and follow the step-by-step procedure. I am on their site right now. I have to make sure, too, because my battery's model is BL-5C. You can also go to their site. Here's the link: http://batteryreplacement.nokia.com/batteryreplacement/en/ If your battery model is defective, NOKIA will send a battery replacement. I hope this is helpful. God bless! =)
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17 Aug 07
This is the product advisory for the Nokia-branded BL-5C battery manufactured by Matsushita Battery Industrial Co. Ltd. of Japan between December 2005 and November 2006. This product advisory does not apply to any other Nokia battery.' Nokia has identified that in very rare cases the affected batteries could potentially experience over heating initiated by a short circuit while charging, causing the battery to dislodge. Nokia is working closely with relevant local authorities to investigate this situation. Nokia has several suppliers for BL-5C batteries that have collectively produced more than 300 million BL-5C batteries. This advisory applies only to the 46 million batteries manufactured by Matsushita between December 2005 and November 2006. There have been approximately 100 incidents of over heating reported globally. No serious injuries or property damage have been reported. Consumers with a BL-5C battery subject to this advisory should note that all of the approximately 100 incidents have occurred while charging the battery. According to Nokia's knowledge this issue does not affect any other use of the mobile device. Concerned consumers may want to monitor a mobile device while charging that contains a BL-5C battery subject to this product advisory. While the occurence in the BL-5C batteries produced by Matsushita in the time-period specified is very rare, for consumers wishing to do so, Nokia and Matsushita offer to replace for free any BL-5C battery subject to this product advisory. The BL-5C batteries which are subject to the product advisory were used with the following Nokia models or separately as accessories: Nokia 1100, Nokia 1100c, Nokia 1101, Nokia 1108, Nokia 1110, Nokia 1112, Nokia 1255, Nokia 1315, Nokia 1600, Nokia 2112, Nokia 2118, Nokia 2255, Nokia 2272, Nokia 2275, Nokia 2300, Nokia 2300c, Nokia 2310, Nokia 2355, Nokia 2600, Nokia 2610, Nokia 2610b, Nokia 2626, Nokia 3100, Nokia 3105, Nokia 3120, Nokia 3125, Nokia 6030, Nokia 6085, Nokia 6086, Nokia 6108, Nokia 6175i, Nokia 6178i, Nokia 6230, Nokia 6230i, Nokia 6270, Nokia 6600, Nokia 6620, Nokia 6630, Nokia 6631, Nokia 6670, Nokia 6680, Nokia 6681, Nokia 6682, Nokia 6820, Nokia 6822, Nokia 7610, Nokia N70, Nokia N71, Nokia N72, Nokia N91, Nokia E50, Nokia E60 “Nokia” and “BL-5C” are printed on the front of the battery. On the back of the battery, the Nokia mark appears at the top, and the battery identification number (consisting of 26 characters) is found at the bottom. If the battery identification number does not contain 26 characters, it is not subject to this product advisory. If you are interested to know if your battery is part of this product advisory, please follow the two steps below: 1) Switch off your mobile device and check the battery model. If your battery is not a BL-5C model, you are not included in this product advisory and your product will not be replaced. 2) If your battery is a BL-5C model, remove the battery and check the 26-character identification number from the back of the battery. Enter the identification number in the field below and you will be advised if your battery may be replaced. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, please login to: http://www.nokia.com/batteryreplacement/en/
24 Aug 07
I was aware of this battery replacement when i read newspaper last week.Since iam using Nokia i immediately logged into the website and checked my battery.Luckily my battery was not that kind meant for replacement & the website diaplayed that its in good condition and i can continue using it. I passed this information to many of my friends..some have even got replaced their battery.A company called mashusita had manufactured these defected batteries. Hope those who were not aware of this will be benefitted by this discussion. Happy week end! suba.