iPhone 3GS Battery replacement: father and son edition
20 - 30 minuten
I bought my first iPhone in 2009, I think... Anyhow I bought it a good while back. Since then I've upgraded to another iPhone. I'm a creature of habit, what can I say?
When I got my new iPhone I gave the old one to my boys to use as an iPod. Well, the battery wasn't keeping a charge after 4-5 years.
I had found out about ifixit about the same time I got the iPhone I'm currently using. I can't remember how although I have a vague recollection of seeing the fixer's manifesto in a Facebook share and let's face it the fist holding the wrench is pretty eye catching. So, since I really liked the tool set I got from the website a while back I immediately thought of ifixit when I needed a new battery for my old iPhone 3GS. The package got here right away and as soon as my boy and I could we tore into the repair with the guide playing on my current phone alongside for tips and whatnot.
My son being the budding craftsman that he is and having an interest in all things technological did most of the work. Truth be told when I couldn't get the board to come out smoothly he took care of the rest. I was proud to watch him seperate out all the screws and keep track of the parts and positions as he took it apart. He didn't miss a beat putting back together either. What an opportunity for him and I to feel the satisfaction of fixing something together(ish) that most people simply replace. Excellent experience all around! Cudos ifixit and fixers everywhere!