The Apple iPhone 5s was announced on September 10, 2013. Repair of this device is similar to the previous models, and requires screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 16, 32, or 64 GB / Silver, Gold, and Space Gray.

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Battery scratched during repair: still safe?

Hello, I'm in the middle of a screen repair for my iPhone 5s and inadvertently scratched the surface of the battery with my fingernail.

I know it sounds trivial but I know these batteries can be explosive if not handled properly and it does say to avoid puncturing it on the battery itself. It hasn't been punctured, and nothing is showing, just a small groove in the battery cover now.

Should I be worried? Thanks in advance.

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it's ok as long as there is no leak in the cover material. leaks will cause severe battery degradation caused by oxygen entering the cell.

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Thanks, that was the case. Finished the repair and all went well!

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