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iPhone 3G Replacement Battery

$14.95

Product code: IF137-002

Product Overview

A heart transplant for your aging smartphone.

  • Battery life not what it used to be? That doesn't mean it's time to get a new phone. Just replace the battery and breathe new life into your daily companion.
  • Not compatible with the iPhone 3GS. If you need a battery for the iPhone 3GS, you can find it here.

Compatibility

Identify your iPhone

  • All 3G iPhones (excluding 3GS)

Product Details

  • Model #: 616-0366, 616-0346

$19.95 Fix Kit

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

6 month warranty

Notes:

Fix Kit Contents:

  • New replacement battery
  • Small #00 Phillips screwdriver
  • Spudger - safely disconnect cables and pry out the battery
  • Small Suction Cup - lift up the screen to get inside
  • SIM Card Eject Tool - safely remove the SIM card

$14.95 Part Only

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

6 month warranty

Notes:

Contains only the replacement battery and no tools.

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Compatibility

iPhone 3G
16 GB
8 GB
 

Stories

My Problem

My iPhone used to die in a matter of a couple hours

My Fix

After I replaced the battery, this little guy runs for days at a time.

My Advice

My advice is to somehow remember which screw goes where, because I missed up on that part and I have a couple of screws not in their original place. And fyi, the screw sizes differ from one place to the other, so keep good track of them.

My Problem

Battey would drain too fast - Phone would accidently shutdown when battery below 40%

My Fix

Smooth like a glove, around 20 minutes.

My Advice

Just watch out for the screw sizes and the ribbons.

My Problem

I owned 3 older iPhones (2 3GS and 1 3G) and the batteries really held no charge anymore. Since they are the only unlocked iPhones I have, they were going to be very useful for our Europe trip!

My Fix

Replaced all 3 batteries, and found that one wouldn't take a charge and kept rebooting my iPhone. iFixit sent me a replacement the same day (Friday), and I got it by Monday. All 3 phones are like new now (Besides being all scuffed up still...)

My Advice

If the fix doesn't work, iFixit will help!

My Problem

I think I fixed the battery, but did not understand "gently" and tore the dock connector cable. I put on the suction cup, pulled and the phone went a foot apart. Ooops!

My Fix

everything went well. The phone was obviously worked on before since 1 screw was missing

My Advice

I think the splunger with the kit needs to have two different sizes. The splunger was a big large

My Problem

The battery won`t work anymore

My Fix

Even for a two left handed guy like me, it was very easy.

Thx to ifixit

My Advice

Just do it

My Problem

So, I had this old iPhone 3G back from 2007 that I gave to my mother, but a couple of years ago I happened to fall while skiing on the Alps and the display got damaged (it had an expanding stripe of broken pixels) by the shock and/or snow getting inside. Apart from that, the battery didn't last as long as new, so I finally decided to take it apart and give it a good fix!

My Fix

Removing the display assembly was really easy, apart from the last cable (I missed the bit of the guide about having to open the plastic clip before removing the cable!). I also found that the right screwdriver to remove the screws was the Philips #000, at least for me (whereas in all guides they recommended a Philips #00). Replacing the battery was much more fiddly, but in the end I made it. If I should do that again, it would be much easier than the first time.

My Advice

Be careful not to break the golden ground pin on the side when removing the motherboard.

My Problem

After several years, the battery just would not hold electrons correctly anymore.

My Fix

Followed the step by step directions on this site and they are spot on. The notes on lifting connector 1 and the gold grounding are very important.

After a little struggle with the screw for the camera, the phone is fully operational with a full charge.

It was be very helpful if the screw drivers sold were magnetized to hold the screws while trying to get them back in the holes.

My Advice

I used a refrigerator magnet that is the shape of the iPhone and placed the screws I removed to ensure I put them back in the correct order.

My Problem

My two boys use an old iPhone 3g for games. It got dropped and the screen broke.

My Fix

Everything went smoothly except the removal of the glass screen from the metal frame. The video for the Front Panel installation stops before showing how to remove the glass. I had to look up another video (not from iFixit site) which showed you how to use a hair dryer to loosen the adhesive between the frame and glass.

But overall it was good experience and I fixed the screen and added a new battery while I was in there. All for about $60.

My Advice

I would pay the little extra and get the whole front panel, not just the glass screen. The last step of separating the glass from the frame was far and away the most difficult and uncertain. If I simply had to install a new frame (with home button, etc), it would have been much more simple.

My Problem

A friend of mine had a broken down iPhone 3G. The phone itself was in kind of rough condition. The power button was torn off, the LCD has lines across it and the battery wasn't holding a charge anymore. I figured that before sinking money into a replacement screen, fixing the battery and switch should be done first.

My Fix

The repair went smoothly following the guides. Just lift up on the contact cables and don't push on them like a nut like I did. It was a great confidence builder and the tutorials were great. Of course, now I know that I have to buy a replacement for the internal power switches as well as a new LCD.

My Advice

I went out to the local hobby shop and bought a little paint mixing disk. The kind with indentations. I numbered each of the 10 reservoirs and add the screws and bits to them in order. It made it a lot easier to find things. I just need to weigh it down so a hard breeze doesn't send it flying.

dgantt1994's Story Photo #214903

My Problem

My 8 yr old is using the old iPhone 3G for games and music and broke the 30-pin connector which smashed a few of the pins. It would charge (sometimes), but the final straw was when the phone became disabled when he forgot his passcode, which I could not get around with a broken connector.

My Fix

Went well. I replaced the connector assembly and battery (while I was in there anyway). The guides were easy to follow and helped prevent me from making any big mistakes. Battery adhesive was tricky and the rubber microphone cover on the connector module was not straight, which made it a trick to get in, but I was pleased at how easy the process was. I'm emboldened to repair the next iPhone that breaks around here.

My Advice

Just closely follow the guides and you won't have any problems, unless you have fat fingers which make it hard to get those tiny connectors reattached. My one piece of real advice is to go slow and easy when re-inserting the logic board. Make sure everything is out of the way that needs to be and don't force it. Slow and steady wins the race for this project.

 

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