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Battery Replacement - Needs to be soldered

Hi Guys,

I've tried to replace the battery of my iPhone 5 (Model A1429) this morning, one !@#$ of a mission as someone else tried to open it and stripped the torx screws! Anyway I finally managed to get it open only to realize that the battery is soldered onto the main board.

I purchased the repair kit from IFixIt and the battery they sent me has a ribbon with the connector and nowhere to connect the new battery...

This was a Network locked handset which was originally purchased from Telstra so I'm not too sure why it has different components.

Does anyone know where I can purchase a new battery from so that I can solder onto the main board, also a guide would be very helpful :)

Cheers!

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Dradeel, this does not sound right at all. Do us, and yourself, a favor and post some images of your components. This does not sound like a iPhone 5 at all. Wonder if it is another ChIphone

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G'day Turkey! I've uploaded some photo's into my Dropbox account, let me know if you need any more and thanks for the assistance!! =)

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2349voyl3euc1...

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Dradeel, definitely not an iPhone but a ChiPhone. It is a clone. Wonder if it is a HiPhone 5 :-) Anyhow, not sure what you got and it will be difficult to replace any parts on it . I'd consider it a write-off.

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Ouch I'm a little gutted I paid for a new battery then but at least i didn't pay a cent for the phone. Thanks for the help once again Turkey, you are a champ!

Cheers!!

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looks like a faked iphone5.just the phone shape same like iphone5. Wondering where you get the phone from.

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Hmm let's just say it was a company phone that I ordered for the client from Telstra and this is what we got back...

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Dradeel will be eternally grateful.
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