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New life into an old phone

Brian Kowald -

iPhone 5s

iPhone 5s Battery Replacement

4 hours


My Problem

Weak battery. I couldn't even go for a run without my phone dying.

My Fix

Harder than I thought. On my first try, the phone was completely dead. Wouldn't come on at all. I disconnected the home button, battery, and the three screen connectors and reconnected. On a second try it worked. I had some dots and bars on my screen after replacing the battery, but some posters said to wait and recharge the battery. I'm glad I waited, the lines are gone and there is just the faintest appearance of blocks. I'll live with that.

My Advice

I have a precision screwdriver set that contained bits that fit better than the ones from iFixit that I recommend. Get separate containers for organizing screws. If you get bars and squares on your screen after reassembly, don't panic. Charge the battery up and wait it out.

iPhone 5s Replacement Battery Image
iPhone 5s Replacement Battery


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