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fading battery - father/daughter replacement

by kstillinger

My Problem

My daughter dropped the phone in the toilet early in it's life. It was retrieved quickly and dried with the rice technique, but it never has been able to fully charge and would frequently go from 30-20% to nothing very quickly.

My Fix

Quick! I thought it might be a challenge, but everything was smooth. We didn't bother with removing the entire screen, we just held it out of the way while the other removed screws and battery.

I should have done this a year ago.

My Advice

You may need to fully remove the screen if you're working alone, but we gave it a try while leaving it attached.