iPhone 3GS Replacement Battery

$14.95

Product code: IF142-005

Click Image To Zoom

 
 
 
 
 

iPhone 3GS Replacement Battery

$14.95

Product code: IF142-005

Product Overview

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

Compatibility

Identify your iPhone

  • All 3GS iPhones

Product Details

  • Model #: 616-0431, 616-0432, 616-0433, 616-0434, or 616-0435

$19.95 Fix Kit

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

Notes:

Fix Kit Contents:

  • New 1219 mAh Replacement Battery
  • Small Phillips #00 Screwdriver - used for internal and external screws
  • Plastic Opening Tool - 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.

Add to Cart
 

Compatibility

iPhone 3GS
16 GB
32 GB
8 GB
 

Stories

My Problem

My wife inherited a 32gb iPhone 3GS that we decided to sell on eBay, but the battery was basically shot.

My Fix

The battery replacement went great, thanks to your video and guide, and the phone works like new. (Sorry, but I forgot to take a photo.)

My Advice

The ribbon cable connector (labeled #3) from the display panel is a bit tricky and delicate. An eye loupe or good magnifier would be useful to get a good look at it to see how it works before pushing and prying.

My Problem

My battery wasn't holding a charge and the phone would randomly shut off at even like 30-50%. It was very annoying.

My Fix

The repair went perfectly. Holds its charge now. The phone is working great again!

My Advice

Just follow the iFixit directions and you can't go wrong!

My Problem

My wife's 3-year old Iphone 3g had a very weak battery, and I wanted to use the phone for myself. It should be simple to change the battery, right??...

My Fix

I was intimidated by the small delicate parts and the multistep procedure, but was determined that Apple would not be allowed to benefit from what looked like their design intended to force early obsolescence and purchase of a new phone. The friendly Apple repair store (only one in the area) wanted $100 for a new, installed battery ("last one we have"). I got it done in 1 and 1/2 hours at a cost of $25 including shipping and tools. That is $50 per hour net gain. I admit the job is not for the faint-hearted, and maybe was worth experiencing the angst on the basis of principle only.

My Advice

I am not tech savvy, but I read the procedure and the comments twice, and there were some very good and vital tips. First of all, it is important to be methodical and double-check the steps. It is easy for a small connector ribbon to be trapped under a larger piece during assembly. The magnetized screwdriver of perfect size provided in the kit was essential to someone whose fingers were too large to pick up the screws. The plastic "spudder" was also perfect for the job. (A butter knife proved more appropriate for removing the battery, even after heating it with an air-dryer as recommended). Also the tip of keeping the screws on the back of a refrigerator magnet sheet was perfect! I can imagine that those 14 year old girls in China with small and dexterous fingers have no problem assembling the phone, but I was "pushing the envelope" trying to use my own fat fingers for the job. It was great having detailed instructions and exactly the right tools. I felt so heroic (and relieved) when I got the phone buttoned back up and everything worked!! Perhaps the best advice was from my sister- she showed me her Motorola phone and all she needs to do the change the battery is pop off the back cover and pop in a new battery! But where is the challenge in that??

My Problem

Vertical lines on the screen on my 4s.

My Fix

Replaced the screen assembly, I needed to turn all but two screws in my phone. Mostly smooth, I pulled a little too hard on the upper mic cable (part of the headphone jack assembly) without enough prying and tore the cable. After he parts come in for that I need to open it again. Minus my mistake, everything else went perfectly.

My Advice

iScrews tray, Anti Static tray, and a professional pentalobe screwdriver are essential.

My Problem

Battery wouldn't charge.

My Fix

it was fun! It was hard to get the glass off, and to get tab#3 back in its place, other than that it seemed to easy and i was sure i missed something and it wouldn't work. It did work and we're happy to have our music back.

My Advice

read through the instructions and really know the repair photos before opening up the phone. It will go much faster.

My Problem

Battery would loose its charge & phone would shut down when it got below 40 deg at 55 % charge

5 yr old phone

My Fix

Well no problems

My Advice

Have lots of light , clean work area , no one to bother you ,take your time,be gentle with connectors

Ps get the kit it's well worth it

My Problem

All Apple stores consulted said it was not repairable !!!!

My Fix

So easy.

My Advice

Don't trust a vendor that wants to sell you a new phone !!!

marcb's Story Photo #430182

My Problem

A few weeks ago, I found my iPhone 3GS in a box in the closet and decided to charge it up and see how it was doing. It After a good charge, it turned on right away and I marveled at the older iOS and how small and old the device felt. How did I ever use this as my main phone?! Well, a few days after that, I noticed the battery started to swell as it pressed the screen out a tiny bit. So, I decided to order a replacement battery.

My Fix

The repair started off really well. iFixit is always a great resource for both the repairs and the parts. However, when I reached the logic board, as I unscrewed the first screw, I noticed that the battery had started to swell and press even more against the logic board! As soon as I removed each screw, the logic board made a very audible "POP!" as the battery expanded to fill the space. I could actually hear the battery expanding! I was VERY careful with each screw and eventually got the logic board off and carefully removed the now very swollen battery. In the end, I was able to easily replace the battery and the 3GS is like new. But check out the picture of the battery! (I did dispose of it properly!)

My Advice

Just be careful out there. The repair wasn't difficult to do, but if your battery is swollen, take your time with the repair. You certainly don't want to puncture the battery when you are trying to remove it!

My Problem

After a year or more of sitting in a drawer the battery would hold a charge. I asked Apple for a quote on changing the battery and was told they wouldn't do that; I had to buy a new phone.

My Fix

The repair took me longer than the young lady on the video, but so far the phone is working.

My Advice

Don't listen to Apple when you can make small repairs with the help of IFIXIT!

wmvanwijk's Story Photo #417214
wmvanwijk's Story Photo #417215

My Problem

I want to give my iPhone 3GS a second chance

My Fix

It took more than half an hour but the result was there!

It was very exciting.

My Advice

A magnifier was a useful device for me.