iPhone 3G Replacement Battery

$19.95

Product code: IF137-002

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iPhone 3G Replacement Battery

$19.95

Product code: IF137-002

Product Overview

A heart transplant for your aging smartphone.

  • 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 3GS. If you need a battery for the iPhone 3GS, you can find it here.

Compatibility

Identify your iPhone

  • All 3G iPhones (excluding 3GS)

Product Details

  • Model #: 616-0366, 616-0346

$19.95 Fix Kit

 
 

Condition:

New

Notes:

Fix Kit Contents:

  • New replacement battery
  • Small #00 Phillips screwdriver
  • Spudger - 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

Notes:

Contains only the replacement battery and no tools.

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Compatibility

iPhone 3G
16 GB
8 GB
 

Stories

My Problem

It is an old phone but, because it uses the GSM system, it is usable in the USA with an international SIM card -- unlike my new iPhone 5. The original battery was no longer holding a charge, making the replacement necessary.

My Fix

The job took me about 90 minutes, being extremely careful and methodical. The tool kit was appropriate. Good eyesight is required. The result was very pleasing for me and, when tested, the battery kept a 48 hour standby with something left.

My Advice

My advice is to follow iFixit's procedure, as on their website. I used a large fridge magnet to hold the tiny screws in order when removed. Do remove the split ring from the suction cap as advised by iFixit; a rubber glove will give a more secure grip on the back of the suction cap and help prevent any sudden lack of control when pulling the screen away from the body of the phone. Being methodical is important.

My Problem

It is an old phone but, because it uses the GSM system, it is usable in the USA with an international SIM card -- unlike my new iPhone 5. The original battery was no longer holding a charge, making the replacement necessary.

My Fix

The job took me about 90 minutes, being extremely careful and methodical. The tool kit was appropriate. Good eyesight is required. The result was very pleasing for me and, when tested, the battery kept a 48 hour standby with something left.

My Advice

My advice is to follow iFixit's procedure, as on their website. I used a large fridge magnet to hold the tiny screws in order when removed. Do remove the split ring from the suction cap as advised by iFixit; a rubber glove will give a more secure grip on the back of the suction cap and help prevent any sudden lack of control when pulling the screen away from the body of the phone. Being methodical is important.

My Problem

It is an old phone but, because it uses the GSM system, it is usable in the USA with an international SIM card -- unlike my new iPhone 5. The original battery was no longer holding a charge, making the replacement necessary.

My Fix

The job took me about 90 minutes, being extremely careful and methodical. The tool kit was appropriate. Good eyesight is required. The result was very pleasing for me and, when tested, the battery kept a 48 hour standby with something left.

My Advice

My advice is to follow iFixit's procedure, as on their website. I used a large fridge magnet to hold the tiny screws in order when removed. Do remove the split ring from the suction cap as advised by iFixit; a rubber glove will give a more secure grip on the back of the suction cap and help prevent any sudden lack of control when pulling the screen away from the body of the phone. Being methodical is important.

My Problem

I wanted to use my old 3g iPhone as an iPod. but the battery would not hold a charge more than a few minutes. I discovered iFixits solution. replacement battery kit, with battery and necessary tools, for a very reasonable price.

Watching the online instructions I determined that I was probably able to do the repair.

My Fix

The difficulty of repair is marked a being moderate and indicates a time of 15 minutes. Well it took me 30 minutes, but I had no difficulties whatsoever.

My Advice

I think the secret to accomplishing this repair is to take it slow and easy. Check and double check each step before proceeding. Put the tiny screws in a place where you know what belongs to what.

iFixit is a great DIY site. My next project will be to add an extra drive in my 2009 Macbook Pro, removing the optical laser drive and replacing it with a 1TB hard drive.

My Problem

My iPhone battery was in need of replacement. I wondered if I could do it especially in the light of some stories of the problems people had had attempting the same but $70 saved was worth the trouble.

My Fix

I took my time and read as much as I could.

The screen came off quicker than I expected and one ribbon was disconnected immediately but wasn't damaged. Do open it from the button end and only open it to 45 degrees so the ribbon doesn't pop out by itself.

I was very patient getting the battery unstuck and began to hear a satisfying sound of the sticky coming unstuck so didn't rush and it was fine.

Putting things back in was a bit fiddly but patience paid off.

Make sure you don't bury cables behind the battery and jiggle carefully the logic board as you take it out and put it in to make sure you see the grounding tab and don't break or bend it at step 14

I found the instructions about the white/black tab on connector 3 being flicked up to release the ribbon confusing. However it is exactly at it says: use your spludger to nudge the tiny tab on the connector that is opposite where the ribbon goes into the connector and it will flick up from a horizontal position to a vertical position and the ribbon will slip in and out easily.

I carefully placed screws in order as I took them out so they went back exactly where they came from.

In the end it took me an hour because I keep double checking when I was hesitant. The battery already had some charge and it all worked fine.

My Advice

Take you time and review instructions at each step.

Make sure the ribbons are well seated in their places and it is awkward at points with little connectors and big fingers but a step at a time and you'll be fine.

Did I mention take your time?

My Problem

I had two 3g iPhone's that had to be charged every day even when they were not used much.I had replaced one before with a battery that i bought from eBay, witch did good for a few months but suddenly the battery just lost its charge. So I started looking for a battery that came with a guarantee and I bought these from ifixit with a 6 month guarantee.

My Fix

I bought some Phillips screwdrivers from sears to take the screws out, but was disappointed because they did not last long. The instructions from IFixit were great and saved me a lot of problems. When I put the phone back together the touch screen did not work quite right. Sliding the lock screen slider was real touchy. and at times it would not move if I did not hold my finger just right. also some of the letters on screen would not want to type. I opened up the phone and pushed down on the connectors to make sure that they were seated good, did not notice any that were lose. But using another screwdriver I found that I had several screws that were not tight. The phone seems to work fine now and will stay up for several days.

My Advice

A good screwdriver would help a lot. I would like to know where to get one that would last for a while. I also found that a magnifying glass on a stand was a big help.

My Problem

The battery on my old iPhone 3g couldn't hold a charge for more than 10 minutes without shutting down. My son was using it to play music and some games but could never use it for very long. After looking at some prices for some used ipods, I decided to take the plunge and fix it myself.

My Fix

It started out straight forward and things were going well. I had some trouble getting the circuit board back in. The screw driver that came with the kit wasn't all that useful, but I wasn't worried because I bought an Ifixit tool kit (best money i've ever spent btw) awhile back and had the exact size I needed. Not going to lie, that little message on the box about "You got this" gave me that little pep talk that I needed to power through. Once I was done, I was amazed at how easy it was and mad that I didn't do this sooner.

My Advice

I really needed to use the pry tools in my iFixit kit to actually remove the battery so I would definitely recommend getting one .

My Problem

Needed a new battery.

My Fix

I followed the instructions provided by ifixit and all went well. Very satisfied with my experience. Thank you ifixit!

My Advice

Trust ifixit.

My Problem

The old battery drained very fast and I can only use the phone for short messages and phone conversations.

My Fix

I reviewed the IFIXIT video and the step-by-step instructions several times to make sure that I don't miss anything before I started the process. It worked well as I followed the instructions closely. I don't think I can do it without those instructions. Thank you very much. The phone now has a new life!

My Advice

I find it more challenging to re-assemble the cables because it is so tiny and I was afraid that I might miss-align it. But with some care and patience, it worked out fine.

My Problem

This phone was bought second hand refurbished a number of years ago. One of my friends broke his phone, the only one for the household, so I decided to try and fix this phone to give to him. The phone was "green-screen" and would not hold a charge at all, obviously requiring a battery replacement.

My Fix

I took about 30 minutes to repair the iphone using a pair of cheap case tools bought on Amazon, a small screwdriver, and a carpet knife. Everything went as planned after watching a youtube video on the process. Three connectors from the screen to the logic board, 3 connectors from the back of the case to the logic board, and 8 screws holding down the logic board. Removed the old batter probably damaged it beyond use, due to the strength of the glue. Everything went back easily, as long as you are careful with the connectors.

My Advice

Follow the guides by the letter and don't go to fast. More gentle is better than too rough. All the connectors will "snap" twice when they are in place. Other than that, it was a really simple repair, and a great product from ifixit!