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Cell phone battery Answered

My friend gave me an old cell phone, with no battery. (No it does not have service). I don't know if it even works. It is a Motorola i860. Where the battery goes are four pins. How can I connect a AA, or AAA, etc battery to it to see if it works. The first time I tried it, it got real hot and then the battery smelled like it was burning. The second time it sparked. Is it even possible to do this? If it is, I need to know the voltage, polarity, and what pins to use.

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aeromancy

10 years ago

There is an Instructable describing this process here. Be aware of the warnings. If you still need the polarity, please notify me, or others.

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popitaeromancy

Reply 10 years ago

Ok, I have know idea about the polarity on the phone. Are all four pins used?

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aeromancypopit

Reply 10 years ago

I just did a search and could not find out the polarity. You would probably be best off e-mailing Motorola and asking them the correct polarity.

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popitaeromancy

Reply 10 years ago

I found a battery for it and it connected some AAs to it and nothing happend. I think the phone is dead.