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Battery repair, good guide, despite Apple

IT Department -

iPhone 5

How to replace your iPhone 5 battery

15 minutes - 1 hour

Moderate

My Problem

The Battery was no longer holding a charge. What more is there to say?

My Fix

After watching several guides, especially the iFixit one, I felt very confident in replacing the battery, so we ordered the replacement kit (with the tools). Despite the screws being incredibly small, the repair went really well! I didn't remove the screen, as that seemed like an extra step, but I was careful about not damaging the ribbon for it too.

The two hardest parts were using the suction cup and the glue. The phone had a screen protector on the front, and no matter how hard I tried I could not get enough grip on the screen to pull it up with the protector on. I removed the protector, and while it did come up, it took a lot of force, which iFixit did mention in the video.

The second was the battery glue. The iFixit video outlined the best areas to apply my leverage too, which was really good information! It took a bit of coaxing, but was far easier than getting the screen off.

My Advice

- Watch multiple videos to familiarize yourself with the process

- You'll probably need to take off any screen protectors on the front, otherwise you would be able to apply enough upward force to get the screen off

- Have a place to store the two types of screws, they're so small and can be easily lost

- Go slowly, be careful!

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iPhone 5 Replacement Battery

$24.99

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Screw Extracting Pliers

$19.99

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