Samsung Galaxy S5 Active SM- G870A released June 2014. Repair for this device is extensive and requires the phone tool kit and heat gun.

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Why does my phone only work when its charging

it starts up and then goes off repeatedly.

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If your phone only works when connected to the charger, most probably the battery is failing to hold its' charge and will need to be replaced. Even rechargeable batteries have a life span.

Here is the Ifixit guide on how to replace the battery.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Battery Replacement

Here is a link to just one supplier of the battery. If this supplier doesn't suit you there are others, just go online and search for Samsung Galaxy S5 Active battery.

https://www.amazon.com/BELTRON-BLT-GS5-R...

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