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hugorilho (OP)

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Original GPD XD Battery Failure
« on: July 05, 2020, 03:24:35 pm »
I'm sure someone has reported similar problems on this forum but I couldn't do a more thorough search about this matter and so I apogize for any inconvenience.

My original 32 gb blue GPD XD has died on me this morning after shutting down quite a few times when unplugged to the charger, even thou the console showed it had power. Yesterday I could still power it on when itnwas plugged in to wall charger buu this morning it's no longer capable of doing so.

I saw in few posts from this forum the following observations:

Some topics talk about battery replacements but not much else from what I could tell.
The battery problems started after I flashed the legacy rom. The console afterwards only charged sometimes until 80%.

Now it's completely dead. I already sent an email to GPD's customer support. Let's see how it goes but from your experience, do you guys think that I'm basically istuck with a paperweight?
« Last Edit: July 05, 2020, 10:31:38 pm by hugorilho »

hugorilho (OP)

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Re: Original GPD XD Battery Failure
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2020, 03:37:50 pm »
GPD's customer service replied my email stating they no longer manufacture parts for their first gen products... I'm now stuck with a (albeit very cute...) paperweight... 

tiagao_extremo

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Re: Original GPD XD Battery Failure
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2020, 12:10:04 am »
GPD won't give any support to this device since it was discontinued so long ago. Depending on where you live you could try talking to @PsyOps although he is more active on Discord or Reddit, maybe he could have a battery for selling. Also, other option would be trying to find a 6000mah battery on aliexpress that would fit inside the GPD XD. According to this post at reddit this one would work:

https://www.reddit.com/r/gpdxd/comments/ct9wv5/gpd_xd_battery_specs_for_replacement/

https://aliexpress.com/item/32994140529.html

Some years ago the GPD support told me that these are the dimensions of the battery. That would be a good place for starting looking for it:

Quote
The information is below:
Battery type: lithium polymer battery
Voltage: 3.8 V. Capacity is 6000mAh
The size:9.8*6.2*0.5 (cm)
Best regards
GPD team

hugorilho (OP)

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Re: Original GPD XD Battery Failure
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2020, 11:37:00 am »
Thank you very much. I live in Portugal and this dude operates in USA only, for what I could tell. I will try my luck in a local forum to see if I can get any help.

foxsevent

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Re: Original GPD XD Battery Failure
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2020, 08:31:38 am »
You sure it's the battery? Just wierd for the LegacyRom to bust a battery, maybe you just bricked it? Try flashing the og rom if still possible.

The only thing I know of that can bust the XD is using quick/fast chargers on it.

 

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