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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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I need to remove a replaced battery with no tabs

I have a reconditioned 5s that may have had a battery replaced. It doesn’t have the adhesive pull tabs so I think it was jury rigged. Any suggestions for removing a stuck battery (other than heat)?

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Use a syringe filled with either alcohol or acetone and squirt it under the battery to loosen the glue. Make sure it is unplugged first. No smoking allowed!

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A fishing line pulled under the battery would help removing it too.

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The film that comes behind screens blue or red colour i use that for everything dab it in alcohol and slide under wiggle it about loosens adhesive, I even use it to remove iPhone 7 home buttons lol

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plastic credit/store card and abit of force.

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The alcohol trick worked! I used a syringe to very carefully drip a little rubbing alcohol under the edges of the battery and let it sit for awhile. The plastic cover on the battery wrinkled up a bit, but with gentle lifting it came loose. The phone is now reassembled and working. Thanks for all the help!

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