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iPhone 5 Replacement Battery

$29.95

Product code: IF118-001
Apple Part #: 616-0613, 616-0611

Product Overview

Everything you need to give your iPhone 5 new life!

  • Replace that old, dead or dying battery with a brand new one!
  • This is a brand new replacement part.
  • The Fix Kit includes everything you need to change your iPhone 5 battery.
  • If you do not need the tools, select the Part Only option instead of the Fix Kit
  • Does not work in iPhone 5c or 5s

Fix Kit Contents:

Compatibility

Identify your iPhone

  • All iPhone 5 Models (Not iPhone 5s or 5c)

Product Details

  • Voltage (V): 3.8
  • Watt Hours (Wh): 5.45
  • Capacity (mAh): 1440

$29.95 Fix Kit

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

6 month warranty

$24.95 Part Only

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

6 month warranty

Notes:

This option does not include tools.

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Compatibility

iPhone 5
16 GB
32 GB
64 GB
 

Stories

jcricca's Story Photo #343970

My Problem

My iPhone 5 power button had gotten to the point where it barely worked. The battery was not so great either, so I figured I'd swap that out while I was in there.

My Fix

The instructions that iFixit provides are clear and accurate. If you take your time, keep the screws organized and don't put undue force on anything, it will go fine. The only thing that irked me was that I sprung for the 54 bit driver kit and the 000 ended up stripping one of first screws I removed. I switched to the cheap phillips head included with the battery kit and it worked perfectly for the remainder of the disassembly.

My Advice

When putting the logic board back in after swapping the power button cable, remember that the power button cable has a connector that runs to the underside of the logic board. If you don't seat this prior to inserting the logic board, the board will wobble and you'll risk warping it if you start putting screws back in.

My Problem

The phone had taken a swim in a hot tub.... everything worked fine but the battery life was noticeably short.

My Fix

I've taken the phone apart several times (in the process of drying it out) but i did not previously have the tools. This meant that the first few times i used a tiny flat head to pry the screen from the case, in the process dinging it up a bit.

I was excited that this time i would have the right tools (suction cup) to do the job right. The repair went smoothly, though it was still very difficult to separate the screen while using the suction cup. The most difficult part was prying the old battery from the phone... Apple's glue is STRONG. We had to use a hair dryer to try to loosen it.

Upon putting the phone back together I noticed that the top side was not correctly in place. I grabbed the suction cup once more and began prying. Unfortunately, this time the screen decided to pop off rather suddenly, tugging on the cables a bit. Hoping nothing was damaged, I detached and reattached the screen cables and got everything back together the way it should be. Upon turning on the phone, there were two vertical stripes down the right side of the screen. Not dead pixels, but definitely distorted in some way. There was also a slight discoloration blob on the left hand side. We decided that it might be some overheated components from the hair dryer and let it sit for a while.

Upon turning it back on, the stripes and coloration were gone! However there is now a strange crack that seems to be spreading a bit where the discoloration was before. It is not the glass that is cracked. I think it may be the digitizer, or some other component of the screen that is cracking and delamination is following the cracks (they are wide, look like ant tunnels, that follow a crack pattern). The phone is certainly still useable but its a little disappointing that the repair wasn't perfectly smooth.

My Advice

Be VERY careful with the suction cup. I would almost recommend not using it and just dealing with the damage from a screwdriver. You have to pull very hard and if it decides to pop you might have some damage or even worse rip the cables right from the screen.

Removing the battery is very difficult, and heating with a hair dryer felt very sketchy. The battery will bend and mush a bit so be very very careful not to puncture it (it will catch on fire).

My Problem

Had my phone for over a year and battery life started to degrade. I was quickly hitting 20% or less.

My Fix

Repair was great - just had to watch ifixits video on how to remove the screen and disconnect everything. Super easy to follow. I did some extra cleaning using rubbing alcohol to clean the inside edge where the screen and metal body meet. The alcohol caused a discoloration in the screen, but I allowed it to dry out and it went away after about an hour. I then reassembled and the screen is back to normal. During the cleaning process I seem to have blown dust into the rear camera. After disassembling again and trying to clean the rear camera, the spots didn't go away. I'm going to have to try cleaning the camera again, I guess.

My Advice

Follow the video steps and don't do anything else.

My Problem

I broke my power button after heavy use. I also started losing battery life in mine and my wifes phone. (3 hrs with phone idle) I was going to just wait till the 6 came out but a trip to disneyland reminded me that id rather have my phone to take pictures than my slr camera.

My Fix

I am in the electronic repair field so this isnt my first rodeo, but i have repaired my iphone 4 and my ipad3 in the past from another company and there was NO guides nor the proper tools to do it. I followed the guide and it was perfect.

My Advice

None was very happy with my purchase and will recommend ifixit to anyone

My Problem

Battery was fried in my phone, no longer held a charge.

My Fix

I've opened up a few iphones and this seemed to be straightforward. After closing the phone back up I got a "No Service" so I had to re-open and re-check all the antenna connections. Worked the second time around.

My Advice

Be careful where you pry when wrenching that battery away from its adhesive. There are certain places that you can do real damage if you are prying against it. Take it slow and double check everything as you go.

My Problem

When 100% battery lasts 3 hours, there might be something wrong.

My Fix

Followed ifixit's instructions and it was a piece of cake. Like they said, suctioning out the screen was the hardest part (putting the tiny screws back in was a little tedious as well). The magnetic mat that they advertise may be good for the organized person, but for 5 screws, a small magnet kept them all together and I could remember which ones went where. I think I also bent some metal around where the screen connectors are trying to use the plastic thing to pry out the battery, it made putting the screen connector shield back on more difficult than it should have been.

tldr: don't bend metal, use a magnet, screws and suctioning the screen are hardest parts of repair.

My Advice

Well, for the next couple days, my phone had about 6 hours of battery power. Now I'm wondering where all my power is draining and how I can reduce it because something still isn't quite right. hmm...

My Problem

My phone would randomly shut off with 30% 50% and wouldn't turn back on unless I plugged it in. It would turn on with whatever percent it shut off at. Then the percentage would randomly drop very fast, like 20% during a half hour lunch.

My Fix

I was very nervous with all the comments I read. I asked my boss who has taken multiple iPhone 4's apart to help me with my iPhone 5. We didn't take the screen completely off, left it connected as I held it when he pried the battery out. The actual battery was the hardest part, there is no need for it to be glued in there that good. Other than that it was really a piece of cake.

My Advice

The screws are TINY, I bought the kit from ifixit but I used a magnetized screw driver to help get the screws out of the phone after I unscrewed them with the ifixit screw driver. And also to get the tiny screws back in the hole before screwing them in.

My Problem

The battery was not holding charge.

My Fix

With Ifixit step by step it went by perfect. It look about 45 minutes.

My Advice

Not much advice. The step by step on Ifixit was good.

My Problem

Battery wouldn't hold charge anymore. Would die after 30 mins on a full charge.

My Fix

Took about 2 hours. Was very careful/cautious. Took a long time to get phone apart and then to get battery out. Both were about equally difficult to do.

My Advice

Definitely need 2 people to do this repair. The hard part was getting a good grip of the base part of phone while trying to pry the top/screen off. Finally decided to plug in some old headphones into the jack to give me something to grab onto to hold phone down. (I never use headphones anyway so if jack was ruined, it wouldn't affect me that much). Worked like a charm. Although my jack was not damaged, you may not want to risk it if you use headphone jack a lot.

My Problem

Phone was not keeping a charge. Figured out it was the battery. Apple tried to charge me $80.00 to replace it. No thank you apple. Thanks to ifixit bought it for less that $30.00.

My Fix

Repair was fast and easy, thank you for having guide on line to remove the battery.

My Advice

Take your time, especially if you have never opened or worked on a phone.