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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:49 pm 

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Will Boardsort buy cell phones?


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:25 pm 

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They have a class for cellphones with batteries and cellphones without batteries
If you have a sealed battery eg iPhone don’t try to remove it yourself. If you puncture it: battery internals plus air equals hot fast blowtorch fire if your lucky. Big boom explosion if your not.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:46 pm 

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Will Boardsort buy cell phones and do they need any prep?


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:07 pm 

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Yes. Sort them by cell phones with batteries and cellphones without batteries

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:05 am 
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lostinlodos wrote:
Yes. Sort them by cell phones with batteries and cellphones without batteries
regardless on how they are sold tape needs to be placed over battery contacts


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:14 am 

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99% of the cell phones have batteries, some phones, about 10%, have no cover for the battery, taping those would the next best thing to do?

Is a phone worth more with plastic removed, I presume?

On other posts I read, Boardsort.com will buy batteries with gold contacts, does size make a difference, battery wise?


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:54 pm 

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If the battery is a replaceable pop out you can leave it in for cell phone with battery. Or remove it for cell phone without batteries

Any non replaceable battery phones go as cell phone with battery
Any removed batteries need to have the contacts taped over.

Size makes a difference in going from cellphone battery class to laptop battery class, thinking more than 6 inches in any direction.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:26 am 

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Thanks for all the info!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:32 pm 

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How bout just sending in the whole cell phone and leaving the removable battery in the plastic casing. Does that work? No tape? Will I run into any problems shipping them this way?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:06 pm 

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Nope, that’s what I was suggesting. Just leave it on. :)

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