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Successful iPhone5C battery replacement

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iPhone 5c

iPhone 5c Battery Replacement

iPhone 5c Battery Replacement

15 - 45 minuten


Mijn probleem

iPhone5c was stored in a purse during a movie. Turned out there was a water bottle in the purse that leaked a little.

First reaction (not by me) was to turn the phone on. The Apple logo came up, and then nothing. No keys worked. The phone was completely unresponsive.

The phone was put into rice (not by me since I was out of town) for several days. Upon removing from rice, "stuck" grains of rice had to be dislodged from the slot where the charging cable connects.

Mijn oplossing

The repair went pretty well. Phone is working again. I had previously bought spudgers and a micro-toolkit (including the Pentalobe screwdriver).

I had already removed the old/bad battery before ordering the replacement from ifixit.

I inserted the new battery (I had already removed the old/bad battery) and closed the iphone. I pushed the power button and at first, nothing happened. After about a minute, the screen had a faint glow (but no icons or text or anything). Then, I plugged in the phone. At this point, the phone began vibrating about once every 5 seconds. I couldn't get it to stop doing the vibrating.

I figured that I had left a video cable disconnected. So, I pressed and held the power button for about a minute. Finally, the phone turned off. I decided to turn it on one more time. This time, the Apple logo came up. About a minute later, the phone was completely up and running and so far seems to be functional.

Mijn advies

What pushed me to purchase the battery from ifixit was the quality of ifixit's video for replacing the iphone5c battery. Also, the video mentioned a tip about battery removal that I hadn't seen anywhere else. That tip described cutting a white piece of plastic that enables you to remove the plastic adhesive that holds the battery in place. I didn't use that tip (since I had already removed the bad battery). But, the video seemed thorough.

Also, some of the replacement batteries available on ebay sometimes had dire warnings from the purchasers (like, "fried my iphone", "didn't work", "didn't fit", etc.). So, that's the reason I went with ifixit.

The shipping from ifixit was good. But, the USPS was super slow for some reason. It ended up taking about 1.5 weeks for me to get the battery even though ifixit shipped promptly.

iPhone 5c Replacement Battery afbeelding
iPhone 5c Replacement Battery


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