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The OnePlus 6T is an Android smartphone made by OnePlus. It was announced on October 29, 2018 and released on November 6, 2018.

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I Accidentally scraped my battery

I accidentally scraped my phone battery a couple of times while removing the back panel of my OnePlus 6T. Should I replace the battery or will this battery still work like this? It is not punctured at all, just has some grooves on top

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You should never use damaged batteries but you can add a picture of it so we can see how damaged it is.

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Picture added to the question. If I may add, I have already charged and gone through 3 cycle charges and the battery does not overheat or anything. Would this still be considered heavily/dangerously damaged?

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Even if it works fine, replace it. Normally I wouldn’t be concerned about a very, very light surface scratch but these are deep enough to warrant replacing it. Softcells have zero protection like old modular ones in a metal case.

It may be fine, but it’s not worth the risk since softcells are so easy to damage. The battery can be found here.

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Never used damaged batteries in devices, especially if you get the smell of rubbing alcohol or burnt skittles as other people have described it.

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I just added a picture To my question. No smell is coming out of it. I'm just worried if those grooves may be considered dangerously damaged or not. Can I please get your feedback on it?

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Yeah I'm concerned about those grooves. I would get a replacement, it's not worth the potential third degree burns.

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