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How to replace your iPhone 5 battery

How to replace your iPhone 5 battery

15 minuten - 1 uur

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Mijn probleem

My iPhone battery life and charging were erratic and no amount of troubleshooting helped, also my Home button needed excessive pressure to function. I'm only 6 months from being eligible for a hardware upgrade and Apple wanted too much to repair, this was the most affordable option.

Mijn oplossing

I ordered the battery replacement kit which included all the tools needed to do the job. The kit arrived in 3 days which was great and I have no complaints about the price. Replaced the battery and home button ribbon cable in less than an hour, everything works, but when trying to separate the front frame from the back case I mistakenly lifted the glass off the front frame. Now there is a white fog over the entire display. I don't blame the iFixit guide, it was my mistake, one of the chances I took trying to do it myself. At least now the phone works even, if not perfect. Maybe my story will help others have better success. Knowing what I do now I would definitely do it again.

Mijn advies

  • Have a quiet place to work with no distractions and allow plenty of time.

1) I used a loop duct tape on the back of the phone to hold it down while lifting the glass. It was either that or you really need a second set of hands to hold it so you can control the amount of lifting force while using the suction cup and plastic pry tool.

2) Really focus on where the seam is between the frame and back case, don't get between the glass and frame like I did.

3) Other users have said not to do steps 6-9 on battery replacement, I didn't and it went very smooth. I also used a hair dryer to warm the battery and it does help to loosen the adhesive holding to it place.

4) When reinstalling the front frame, start at the top of the phone and pay special attention to the thin metal tabs on the top of the frame, they need to align into the back case to ensure a perfect fit or the glass won't lay flush on the top edge.

iPhone 5 Replacement Battery afbeelding
iPhone 5 Replacement Battery

$29.99

iPhone 5 Home Button Ribbon Cable afbeelding
iPhone 5 Home Button Ribbon Cable

$14.99

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