iPhone 3G Replacement Battery

$14.95

Product code: IF137-002

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iPhone 3G Replacement Battery

$14.95

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

Warranty:

One year warranty

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

Warranty:

One year warranty

Notes:

Contains only the replacement battery and no tools.

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Compatibility

iPhone 3G
16 GB
8 GB
 

Stories

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!

My Problem

My battery was shot on an old IPhone 3GS and wanted to put it back into service.

My Fix

The repair went well and I got it all back together again and working. When it booted up, it said it needed to have the software updated. That was when my problems started. Now I can't get it out of restore (connect to iTunes) mode. I believe I had jail broken it in the past but I can't find the right firmware! Bummed. Ifixit gave great instructions.

My Advice

I should have avoided updating IOS.

My Problem

My iPhone used to die in a matter of a couple hours

My Fix

After I replaced the battery, this little guy runs for days at a time.

My Advice

My advice is to somehow remember which screw goes where, because I missed up on that part and I have a couple of screws not in their original place. And fyi, the screw sizes differ from one place to the other, so keep good track of them.

My Problem

Battey would drain too fast - Phone would accidently shutdown when battery below 40%

My Fix

Smooth like a glove, around 20 minutes.

My Advice

Just watch out for the screw sizes and the ribbons.

My Problem

I owned 3 older iPhones (2 3GS and 1 3G) and the batteries really held no charge anymore. Since they are the only unlocked iPhones I have, they were going to be very useful for our Europe trip!

My Fix

Replaced all 3 batteries, and found that one wouldn't take a charge and kept rebooting my iPhone. iFixit sent me a replacement the same day (Friday), and I got it by Monday. All 3 phones are like new now (Besides being all scuffed up still...)

My Advice

If the fix doesn't work, iFixit will help!