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Not easy, (due to Apple !) – Replacement 3.7V 1600mAh Lithium Polymer Rechargeable Battery for iPhone 3G Reviews

posted by Hamradio on 04/07/2010 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

Pros:
Well fits at the place of the original battery. Better capacity, but I need to make more tests (charge/decharge cycles) A right angle ribbon is as a spare part....(see below)
Cons:
You will need use a solder iron The right angle ribon is not soldered to the battery and needs a special connector to make dry contact on the internal board of the iPhone (see below my tip)
Other:
About the right angle ribbon : the better way is to unsold the original ribbon from the dead battery, and sold it to the new battery; that will give you also the Apple connector which make dry contacts on the board. You just need to know how desold 4 points and sold for points. You can recycle the yellow insulaton tape to place on the fresh solder joints before bend the ribbon.
Bottomline:
Be quiet, patient and that works ! Other tip : to remove the upper part of the cabinet, I do not use a spugler, but a succion cup ! You will save a lot of money ( I accept donations ;-))))) - Humor ! -

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