Iphone Battery Replacement
iPhone battery replacement can be quite tricky, but with some patience and persistence, not to mention a bit of time, you can manage it. You can purchase a new battery for about $20 and use some small tools to open your device for the removal of your old battery to install the new one.
- Phillip's head micro-screwdriver
- Flat-head micro-screwdriver
- Soldering iron
- Remove the outer cover. Take out the SIM card tray and remove the SIM card from your iPhone before you remove the outer black cover. This is to prevent any damage the SIM card could sustain while you replace the iPhone's battery. You may have to use some extra force, as removing the cover is difficult.
- Insert the Phillip's head micro-screwdriver into the charger socket. The charger socket is just beyond the other end of where the SIM card is placed. Use the screwdriver to remove this item by loosening the tiny screws holding it in place in your iPhone. Pop it off the back of the device and note the ribbon cable within.
- Unplug the ribbon. When you see the ribbon cable in the device, you will have to unplug it from the iPhone's system board. This is a temporary action that is necessary in order to get to the battery housing area to replace the battery.
- Use the flat-head micro-screwdriver. This tool is needed to loosen the battery from its bed in your iPhone. Be careful not to scratch anything and do not put pressure on any wires, as this can damage them beyond repair.
- Remove the glue from the wires. Use the screwdriver to carefully remove the glue from the small wires that connect the iPhone battery to the device itself.
- Heat the wires with a solder. Use a soldering iron to heat the wires after removing the glue. Don't use the iron for too long, and avoid putting pressure on the connectors inside the iPhone's system board.
- Remove the wires. Starting with the right side, remove the wires holding the iPhone's battery one-by-one.
- Insert the new battery. Place the new iPhone battery in the device and connect the wires the way they were attached on the old one. The iPhone will turn itself back on when the new battery is properly replaced. You can then place the outer cover back on as well.