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8 months ago

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What a lovely day! Sorry I am just so happy because my husband is back home after a week. It wasn't planned because I told him to go to Cebu so he can celebrate his parent's birthday this week. Well something came up the other day and he thought that I was angry, so he decided to book a flight. It was annoying that he didn't tell me that he would go home to us but quite sweet too. *Me kilig* char! I know that's his little way to say 'I'm sorry'.

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My husband has been complaining about his phone's battery as has been draining quickly and the back cover of his phone already popped up. By the way, he's using a Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro phone since 2020, which we bought as a 2nd hand phone. It was still in a very good condition and we took advantage of its price. I actually love that phone and specially its camera features.

We were kind of in a tight budget lately because of what happened on our Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija tour. We have to pay for the damages on the car that we rented. (Check out what happened here). Instead of buying a new phone, we decided to buy a replacement battery instead. Oh, some of you might already know that my husband and I love to DIY. He replaced his laptop's fan, I replaced my phone's LCD just a few months ago and now, we decided to replace his phone's battery. Yes, we saved money instead of buying a new phone.

Here's how:

Purchased a replacement battery on Shopee - I know that buying spare parts online is very risky. I have to check and evaluate before deciding from which store will I check out the item from. I also have to consider the timeframe for delivery so I can install the battery when my husband is home. The battery was delivered within 3 days after I checked out my order and good thing he decided to book a flight and just got home today.

Tools - We already have tools prepared as he purchased it last year when he repaired his laptop last year. The tools came to be pretty handy for us since we love to butingting our gadgets hahahha!

How to repair/replace parts - Oh we are not technicians, we just came to be a little bit butingtingero when it comes to gadgets. Before we replace the battery, of course we needed a guide on what and how to do it. Well Google and Youtube are quite helpful when it comes to these things. We watched our favorite gadget reviewer, JerryRig

Tadah! After watching the video, we proceeded to follow how to remove the battery. Well we don't have to worry opening the back cover because it battery is already bloated that caused the back cover to be removed. Removing the back cover is time consuming and the hardest part when you repair a phone.

Let's see if we did well.

Step 1: remove the cover

Step 2: remove the screws and remove the cover

Step 3: remove the battery and motherboard connection

Step 4: Remove the battery. This was tricky as the battery still has a pretty intact adhesive.

I also made a mistake when I tried to remove the battery. I watched a video that they slid a little bit of alcohol to remove the battery, which I followed and didn't work. So my husband took over in removing the battery and followed JerryRig's instructions to remove the battery.

step 5: don't close and put back everything yet. It is a must to film everything from removing the parts to replacing and testing the part so you have a proof if it's defective since I bought it online.

Whew! It's done and good as new.

One thing that we noticed is the label on the battery seemed to be not original or OEM unlike what it says on the product description.

Now since the battery works fine, we already put back the cover to close it and test the battery's life span, drain it so we can charge it properly.

TADAAAAAH! We saved money again. Now my husband will not be annoyed whenever his phone dies. I also love the fact that my husband flaunts to his friends that I've been fixing things for us.

Anyway, if I can make it as a living I would chaaar!

You, what do you love to fix?

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wow ang galing naman momsh.heheh ayos talaga mag DIY pero ang prob lang kung di magwork hehe

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8 months ago

True yan. Kaya minsan swertihan dn sa mabibilan na parts kung okay dn. Sugal dn pero at least nagtry

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8 months ago

True nga momsh

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8 months ago

Iba talaga nagagawa ng DIY noh sis? Mabuti at magaling kayo dyan. Yung kuya halos mabutingting din pero di na alam ibalik sa dati. Haha

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8 months ago

Ay nako ganyan dn ako dati, kaya dati pinipicturan ko muna bago ko kalasin

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8 months ago

Wais talaga kayo madam, idol talaga.

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8 months ago

Nako i love to DIY lang dn talaga. Feeling ko kasi mas may value kapag may personal touch dn hihu

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8 months ago

We have a tinker here! It really pays to have a resourceful partner. You can save a lot.

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8 months ago

Thanks sis! We need to save para may pangshopee HAHAHA cheret. 😂😂😂

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8 months ago

Hi po, nice to meet you❤️

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8 months ago

Sa dami ng resources online, pwede na tayo lahat maging technician hehe. Good job!

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8 months ago

True! Tibay at lakas ng loob lang dn hhaaha

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8 months ago

Wowww! Yung Tatay ko ganyan na ganyan din. He always prefers to fix it first before buying a new one.

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8 months ago

Lalo na sa mga bagay na may sentimental value. Di dn malet go ng husband ko yung phone na un kasi bukod sa specs, ako ang naghanap nun para sakanya nung nagddate pa lang kmi

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8 months ago

Maparaan talaga kayo sis:)

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8 months ago

Nako buti na lang talaga meron sa shopee eh. 😁😁

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8 months ago

You did great sis, so as with your partner. :))

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8 months ago

Thanks sis! For now, under observation pa dn ang battery if okay sya after 24 hours

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8 months ago

Ang galing! Madiskarte sis

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8 months ago

Kelangan ih sabi ng bulsa namin hahahahaa

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8 months ago

That's really nice, at talagang makaka save pag ikaw ikaw mismo mag fixed

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8 months ago

Shru. Tska hindi naman ako busy kaya keri naman iDIY na lang.

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8 months ago

oo nga mas mabuti pa ganyan kasi iba din mahal ang singil

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8 months ago

Sabi nga daw eh, kaya madalas kapag may sira ang selpon instead na ipaayos bumibili na lang dn ng bago

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8 months ago

oo, kasi mas mahal pa ang mag pa ayos ng selpon kaysa bumili

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8 months ago

Mauutak 🥲

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8 months ago

Ohjivaaaaaah. Gawang 500 petot lang yarn!

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8 months ago

Kahit rin ako pero takof nako sa ganyan baka masira HAHAHAHAHA

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8 months ago