iPhone 3GS Replacement Battery

$19.95

Product code: IF142-005

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iPhone 3GS Replacement Battery

$19.95

Product code: IF142-005

Product Overview

  • Battery life not what it used to be? That doesn't mean it's time to get a new phone. Just replace the battery and breathe new life into your daily companion.
  • Not compatible with the iPhone 3G. If you need a battery for the iPhone 3G, you can find it here.

Compatibility

Identify your iPhone

  • All 3GS iPhones

Product Details

  • Model #: 616-0431, 616-0432, 616-0433, 616-0434, or 616-0435

$19.95 Fix Kit

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

Notes:

Fix Kit Contents:

  • New 1219 mAh Replacement Battery
  • Small Phillips #00 Screwdriver - used for internal and external screws
  • Plastic Opening Tool - safely disconnect cables and pry out the battery
  • Small Suction Cup - lift up the screen to get inside
  • SIM Card Eject Tool - safely remove the SIM card

$14.95 Part Only

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

Notes:

Contains only the replacement battery and no tools.

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Compatibility

iPhone 3GS
16 GB
32 GB
8 GB
 

Stories

My Problem

I have an old iPhone 3GS and the battery would no longer hold any charge.

My Fix

I saw iFixIt on line and read the reviews deciding to order it. I followed the instructions with pictures and could complete most of them (could never get the little metal thing under the camera screw). And, I could not get the SIM card back in. Also, I have no sound now. But the battery is great! and works perfectly. I use this older phone (without a contract) to take credit cards (off line) at my craft booth. Then when I get home and can connect to the internet the card information is processed to my bank account. This fix with the new battery works perfectly for my needs and saved me from buying a new phone! So you guys saved me over $200 - $300!!

My Advice

Pay close attention to how the little metal thing is positioned before removing the camera screw. I did not and could never get it back correctly and gave up on it. Before tightening all the screws to the circuit board put in the SIM card to help align it and then tighten them up. I didn't do this and afterward could not get the SIM card back in -- Since I don't use this as a normal phone I didn't care.

My Problem

Wife's iPhone 5 with cracked display and kids' 3GS with dead battery. Life had become very difficult for these device-dependent females. Rather than buy full replacements for everyone it was time to roll up the sleeves (with a little help from iFixit of course).

My Fix

As stated many times by other reviewers, watch the iFixit videos as well as others on YouTube to familiarize yourself with the procedures. I spent a number of years early in my career repairing PCs so I had a bit of confidence going in but these are doable for anyone with patience. Devices are good as new and my family thinks I'm a genius. Thanks, iFixit!

My Advice

I stress patience as it is required for working on anything small scale. Be sure to have very good lighting and, for far-sighted folks like me, very good glasses. Take your time and keep screws organized as you remove them. Although tiny they are not all the same size. I have small-to-medium sized hands and can see how larger hands would struggle handling the screws.

My Problem

The original battery was dead

My Fix

It was very easy to change the battery

My Advice

You must pay attention and look up for guides

My Problem

Phone was improperly displaying battery life and wouldn't hold a charge.

Dang you Apple! Some people actually want the same phone to last more than two years!

My Fix

Dis-assembly went quick, only sticky part was the removal of the battery (old adhesive was very strong) and some initial confusion on how to re-position the logic board.

My Advice

Make sure you read the guide and NOT just watch the video... many important clues are in the guide. Positioning the camera first was something I missed on first go-through at the re-assembly stage.

Overall not bad, and will do again. Since I had replaced the main-board on a Macbook Pro 17" a while back I wasn't daunted.

My Problem

My wife inherited a 32gb iPhone 3GS that we decided to sell on eBay, but the battery was basically shot.

My Fix

The battery replacement went great, thanks to your video and guide, and the phone works like new. (Sorry, but I forgot to take a photo.)

My Advice

The ribbon cable connector (labeled #3) from the display panel is a bit tricky and delicate. An eye loupe or good magnifier would be useful to get a good look at it to see how it works before pushing and prying.

My Problem

My battery wasn't holding a charge and the phone would randomly shut off at even like 30-50%. It was very annoying.

My Fix

The repair went perfectly. Holds its charge now. The phone is working great again!

My Advice

Just follow the iFixit directions and you can't go wrong!

My Problem

My wife's 3-year old Iphone 3g had a very weak battery, and I wanted to use the phone for myself. It should be simple to change the battery, right??...

My Fix

I was intimidated by the small delicate parts and the multistep procedure, but was determined that Apple would not be allowed to benefit from what looked like their design intended to force early obsolescence and purchase of a new phone. The friendly Apple repair store (only one in the area) wanted $100 for a new, installed battery ("last one we have"). I got it done in 1 and 1/2 hours at a cost of $25 including shipping and tools. That is $50 per hour net gain. I admit the job is not for the faint-hearted, and maybe was worth experiencing the angst on the basis of principle only.

My Advice

I am not tech savvy, but I read the procedure and the comments twice, and there were some very good and vital tips. First of all, it is important to be methodical and double-check the steps. It is easy for a small connector ribbon to be trapped under a larger piece during assembly. The magnetized screwdriver of perfect size provided in the kit was essential to someone whose fingers were too large to pick up the screws. The plastic "spudder" was also perfect for the job. (A butter knife proved more appropriate for removing the battery, even after heating it with an air-dryer as recommended). Also the tip of keeping the screws on the back of a refrigerator magnet sheet was perfect! I can imagine that those 14 year old girls in China with small and dexterous fingers have no problem assembling the phone, but I was "pushing the envelope" trying to use my own fat fingers for the job. It was great having detailed instructions and exactly the right tools. I felt so heroic (and relieved) when I got the phone buttoned back up and everything worked!! Perhaps the best advice was from my sister- she showed me her Motorola phone and all she needs to do the change the battery is pop off the back cover and pop in a new battery! But where is the challenge in that??

My Problem

Vertical lines on the screen on my 4s.

My Fix

Replaced the screen assembly, I needed to turn all but two screws in my phone. Mostly smooth, I pulled a little too hard on the upper mic cable (part of the headphone jack assembly) without enough prying and tore the cable. After he parts come in for that I need to open it again. Minus my mistake, everything else went perfectly.

My Advice

iScrews tray, Anti Static tray, and a professional pentalobe screwdriver are essential.

My Problem

Battery wouldn't charge.

My Fix

it was fun! It was hard to get the glass off, and to get tab#3 back in its place, other than that it seemed to easy and i was sure i missed something and it wouldn't work. It did work and we're happy to have our music back.

My Advice

read through the instructions and really know the repair photos before opening up the phone. It will go much faster.

My Problem

Battery would loose its charge & phone would shut down when it got below 40 deg at 55 % charge

5 yr old phone

My Fix

Well no problems

My Advice

Have lots of light , clean work area , no one to bother you ,take your time,be gentle with connectors

Ps get the kit it's well worth it