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Dropped Phone

grahamcdunn -

iPhone 5

iPhone 5 Battery Replacement

15 minutes - 1 hour

Moderate

My Problem

I dropped my phone and the home button stopped working...poor battery charging practices apparently were messing up my battery as well so I swapped both.

My Fix

Everything went smoothly...don't use the pry tool to remove the battery though, use the clear plastic tab Apple already has supplied in the phone...otherwise there's a risk of cracking a board.

My Advice

Not as scary as it looks, you really need to use some muscle to get the glass open at the bottom. Use the battery pull tab inside the phone instead of the pry tool to get the battery out safely.

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iPhone 5 Replacement Battery

$24.95

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iPhone 5 Home Button Ribbon Cable

$14.95

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