Battery rapidly loosing charge.

The battery on my tablet is loosing power minutes afterbeing fully charged...Does it need a new battery ?

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Hi,

You are probably correct. The battery is most probably failing. Even rechargeable batteries have a life span.

Here is a link to the Ifixit guide that shows how to replace the battery in your tablet.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Battery Replacement

To obtain a new battery just search online for a Samsung galaxy Tab 3 battery to find suppliers

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Just went to 5 different retailers here in Brisbane and was told to throw it out.. None of them would open it or could replace the battery...I think this model is out of production.

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Hi, It is out of production, but if you try places like Ebay you can pick up a new battery for around $18-$30. Just make sure you have the tablet's 'exact model number' to get the right one.

http://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_odkw=...

Then you can fix it yourself. If you like the tablet this is a cheaper option than buying a new one. Your call

Hint : If you don't have a 'pry tool' to open the case try using the corner of an old credit card. Being plastic it will not damage the case as does a metal tool. A purpose made 'pry' tool which is also available on Ebay is easier to use obviously.

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Why does it say I need a new case back? Does the procedure destroy the old one?

The one shown isn't the same as mine—the lens hole is on a short side (shown) instead of a long side (mine). That makes me wonder if the rest is accurate for my unit, which has CE0168 on it, just like the one shown.

According to Settings>General>About Device, I have an SM-T520. Will these steps still work?

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