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Fat-boy iPhone 5 fixed

Arne Solstad -

iPhone 5

How to replace your iPhone 5 battery

How to replace your iPhone 5 battery

15 minuten - 1 uur


Mijn probleem

The two-year old iPhone 5 lost battery capacity and got hot during charging. In addition, its screen began to bulge outwards and got psychedelic background colors. From iFixit stories, we understood that the battery was due for replacement.

Mijn oplossing

Following the procedure given by iFixit, the fix was straightforward. All described problems were encountered but overcome. But one comment: The procedure mentioned that the battery was glued to the phone and some careful prying would be required. But you would not imagine how intensely hard our old battery stuck to the phone - most probably due to the glue being dried out from heat during charging. However, with a combination of good prying tools, strong finger muscles, thoughtful carefulness and quite a lot of patience - we struggled with this battery glue for almost an hour before the battery eventually came out - the fix was a success!

Mijn advies

Be careful and take your time with the old battery. Drag plastic tab, and pry where shown in iFixit procedure, and the battery glue will be defeated, gradually, slowly...!

iPhone 5 Replacement Battery afbeelding
iPhone 5 Replacement Battery


Phillips #000 Screwdriver afbeelding
Phillips #000 Screwdriver


P2 Pentalobe Screwdriver iPhone afbeelding
P2 Pentalobe Screwdriver iPhone


iFixit Opening Tool afbeelding
iFixit Opening Tool


Suction Handle afbeelding
Suction Handle


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