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.

3071 Questions View all

Replaced battery, battery % all over the place

Replaced battery, everything working but first time battery %would not charge past 43%, shut down and came back at 100%, but using it it dropped to 2% quickly but would not die. Subsequent charging will not show it charging but if I power cycle it will show 100%. Left overnight unplugged still shows 100% but 5 minutes of use goes to 2% but can use for hours. Any suggestions?

Answered! View the answer I have this problem too

Is this a good question?

Score 0
Add a comment

1 Answer

Chosen Solution

This sounds like a damaged gas gauge line. Right next to the battery connector there are some tiny (SMD) passive components. One of them insures the continuity of the gas gauge line. This is the line that sends data from the battery to the cpu. It is possible to accidentally pry this component (FL11) off the board while disconnecting and reconnecting the battery.

This requires a micro-soldering repair and is not DIY.

Was this answer helpful?

Score 3
Add a comment

Add your answer

Matty Goh will be eternally grateful.
View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 1

Past 30 Days: 6

All Time: 37