Second generation of iPhone. Model A1241 / 8 or 16 GB capacity / black or white plastic back. Repair is more straightforward than the first iPhone. requires screwdrivers, prying, and suction tools.

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3GS-battery in a 3G - never opened before.

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I opened an iPhone 3G to check what was wrong with it. It was regularely turning itself off, even when fully charged.

When I opened it, the "Do Not Remove"-sticker was intact. I removed it, together with the mainboard, to see this:

"616-0347" - which is a 3GS battery. Inside a 3G iPhone? Which supposedly has never been opened before? What is the deal here?

I have now changed the battery to a 3G one ("616-0366"), and hope the problem is solved.

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if you bought this from a place other than apple or a phone shop-people are devious... you can buy the do not remove stickers on ebay... by the sheet (1000?)!!

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+sounds about right. After all it's a sticker :-) can't trust anybody. Hopefully the phone will be functioning to the satisfaction of the owner

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Yeah that´s right! People are devious. It seems to be working alright now. Thank you for your help. (this site is great!)

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I talked to the person who had bought it, and he said it was bought straight from an Apple-authorised seller, the package was completely new and unopened.

It's quite weird if that's the true story. Maybe he has a vague memory of it, and he bought it from eBay.

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Strangely have been googling for battery numbers.. differences between the two phone batteries and I've come across several places that say the 616-0347 IS a 3g battery and others have it as 3gs and still others as 3g AND 3gs!!! confused! Do the batteries look physically different? I'm just curious...

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