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Awesome Fix, Sucky Adhessive, Glorious Macgyve

Drew Hayes -

iPhone 5c

iPhone 5c Battery Replacement

iPhone 5c Battery Replacement

15 - 45 minuten


Mijn probleem

The iphone 5c battery was dying really quickly for my fiancée so I took to replacing the battery

Mijn oplossing

The repair was great, although my 000 Phillips head screw driver given to me by the ifixit kit wasn't magnetize, so it was somewhat of a pain to try and work w/ the tiny tiny screws. Thankfully the pentalobe driver was magnetized so that worked fine. I Had to switch between the two when working with the screws.

It took about an hour to complete. Unfortunately the battery adhesive wasn't playing nicely. I ended up prying the battery (against the sound advice from the tutorial) because I didn't have a battery warmer adhesive thing to help. During the pry, I accidently bent one of the contact points for the home screen button... more on that later.

I got the battery off, replaced it all, put it back together, and restarted it to find out that the home screen button didn't work anymore. After some troubleshooting, I noticed the bent contact for the home button, and set to bend it back so it would make contact as it should. This ended up shearing the little piece of metal off.

Now I entered MacGyver mode to try and fix this part that is now nowhere to be found. I found a tiny piece of copper from wire, and ended up twisting that into a contact type piece and jamming that into the previous contact holder so it would point up and touch the contact place for the home button. Closed it up, eureka, the entire thing worked.

Interesting experience. 10/10 would do again.

Mijn advies

don't pry off the battery... or if you pry off the battery, be REALLY REALLY careful.

iPhone 5c Replacement Battery afbeelding
iPhone 5c Replacement Battery


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