This is as far as things have gone for now. Unfortunately for me, the cells right now are inside a nearby recycling bin as I disposed them :facepalm: quite recently (I have poked inside with a flashlight through its insertion hole, and found a green “Samsung” wrap leaning out).
I am going to make the utmost to get them back so I can put them in my recently acquired Lii-500. Since the cells are damaged, even a NOR test will only last minutes.
This is a legitimate defense of our rights and in any case, I swear to God they'll know.
I hope it works out and you get your money back. In the original dispute message with aliexpress. Why didn’t you mention that Samsung cells only use 3 prong tops and that these cells are 4 prong and not made by Samsung. Proving they are counterfit. Idk but it may have helped with the check box on counterfeit goods
And even asking that the seller provide proof that Samsung has given them written permission to sell their goods as aliexpress claims. Because if they had Samsung’s grace to sell loose cells. Then the seller would be getting the cells directly from Samsung and not a middle man. As far as I understand and I maybe wrong. Samsung only sells directly to oems. Just some food for thought
Speed4goal, the mere fact that the videoclip I made and linked in the OP is refuted by the AliExpress Case Management team means they're either technically illiterate or biased (without excluding the possibility of being both as I believe it could be, true OR logic versus XOR).
As you can see above I sent a related inquiry to Samsung SDI Security Reporting Center, hope I get an answer so I can upload an email screenshot for them to see.
There are certain things in all of this stuff who simply smell straight bad, like the dispute “message history” being deemed invalid for final resolution. This leaves me with 500 characters of comments.
If I were the old me, I'd already sent all of them DIAF.
I'll make sure to play my cards right, suggestions welcome. 4x prong/lobe thing noted, I asked Samsung SDI about it.
some samsung cells esp the 26 series have a top contact with more and smaller holes.
but never 4.
those look close enough to lg that it would be no surprise if the cells you linked wind up as fake lg’s.
At the end of the video you don’t show stable voltage on the pink cell, and don’t hold the probes on the bad cells long enough to show anything significant. Also you don’t zoom in on the bad cells close enough to read the markings. I would redo the video if I were you.