Many have faced this issue. So this is a general question. I am using a smartphone from last 3 years. Now it's battery is swollen and there is some liquid developed inside the battery. Due to this, the battery is pushing the cover out.

But the battery is working fine. I am unable to find a genuine battery for my smartphone model. And there are lots of fake copies available in the market in which I am not interested.

Please suggest me, is there any way to get the liquid out or make it to earlier dimensions by any other method without deterioration of the working battery.

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    Genuine does not always mean better. – Stan Feb 1 '18 at 23:37
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    When a battery starts to swell, it is broken and CANNOT not be used anymore. This is a fire waiting to happen - and Lithium fires are very difficult to extinguish. – Hobbes Feb 19 '18 at 11:26

A battery, once it starts to expand or leak, cannot be safely "restored". A leaking battery will, at the least, corrode the phone and it also may catch fire. If you cannot change the battery yourself, take it to someone who can.

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  • It's worth emphasizing that a swelling lithium-ion battery is at significant risk to catch fire or explode. If it's not possible to replace it, at least don't charge it, and don't transport it on aircraft. You're better off with an aftermarket ("fake") battery than with the swelled one. – Zeiss Ikon Feb 1 '18 at 12:12

The battery is unrecoverable. It must be disposed of carefully and safely.

You can possibly recover the phone. After removing the battery, you must carefully clean away any residue and liquid. Isopropenol can be used for this, or a fibreglass pencil if necessary. Wear gloves, what leaked out might be corrosive.

If in doubt, take the phone to a professional repair shop.

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