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Beware that little ground clip!

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iPhone 4S

iPhone 4S Battery Replacement

iPhone 4S Battery Replacement

10 - 30 minuten


Mijn probleem

My 4S battery started conking out after 15 minutes suddenly but knew I still had some time to go before I could upgrade to a 6-Plus. I also wanted to keep the 4S around so the kids could play Minecraft. I ordered the 4S replacement battery kit and it arrived much sooner than I expected.

Mijn oplossing

After reading the other reviews of this job I guess you could say the repair was relatively uneventful. The back shell came off easily and I was able to unscrew the four screws without problem. One the pressure connector plate came off I noticed the little ground clip had come loose... after a little cajoling I was able to place it back in the correct spot, reattached the pressure connector over it and finished up the job.

Mijn advies

Upon restarting the newly renamed iLazerus 4S, I noticed a problem that appears common to this repair, which was that the hone couldn't find the 4G service I get through AT&T. After opening it up again to make sure the ground clip was clean and indeed touching the metal plate on the back of the phone, I did some research and found out a battery swap will cause the phone to switch off the "Set Automatically" function of the phone's clock (found in Settings > General > Date & Time). Turning that back on got the 4G running again and--viola-- an almost-good-as-new 4S!

(One more thing-- the battery that arrived appears to have about 90% life in it; I guess that's more of a function of the age of iFixit's inventory for this particular model. I don't mind so much, since I was just looking for something to tide me over until I upgrade, but others more interested in getting the absolute most for their money might want to check their battery life via the iBackupBot application.)

iPhone 4S Replacement Battery afbeelding
iPhone 4S Replacement Battery


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