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Old 24 November 2009, 12:22   #1
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iPhone battery change

What a fecking nightmare if your battery wears out.

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Old 24 November 2009, 12:27   #2
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What a fecking nightmare if your battery wears out.
That will be when, not if!

Having recently done a screen replacement I'd happily dive in again to replace the battery on mine. It's a bit crap but not disasterous - at least the cables all have snap together connectors. Once you've got it sussed it's pretty easy, but the first time is a bit nerve wracking. Not all of the videos show the optimum techniques as I found out to my cost!
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all the more reason to buy ell cheapo phones. Don't matter if they get fried wear out etc as at 30 each you can buy 10 for each iphone you want.

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That will be when, not if!

Having recently done a screen replacement I'd happily dive in again to replace the battery on mine. It's a bit crap but not disasterous - at least the cables all have snap together connectors. Once you've got it sussed it's pretty easy, but the first time is a bit nerve wracking. Not all of the videos show the optimum techniques as I found out to my cost!
John I have to shred 900 of these for acompany that wants them securely destroyed however the batteries can explode when fed into the shredder so we have to remove them, how would you recommend removing the battery quickly?

Would a vice crack them open or would you need to unscrew them to get the battery out easily?
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all the more reason to buy ell cheapo phones. Don't matter if they get fried wear out etc as at 30 each you can buy 10 for each iphone you want.

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I gather these changes are result of "out of Warranty" Iphones.... I plunged my Ipod Touch into the sea (while in my pocket) in the Summer and after giving it a second swim in fresh water I was hopeful It would come back to life like many of my Nokia's had done so in the past.

I spoke to Apple and they offered me two options:

A: We assess the damage and offer you a replacement (82 against 180 at the time)
or
B: If you try and fix it yourself we will offer you nothing. ahh option A.

I can fully appreciate the frustration of getting apart the iphone, I am doing stuff with laptops and other electronics all of the time but on this occasion I really needed the Itouch back quick (Ipod Touch if were being PC)

As to Leapy's comment I cant agree more if you just want a phone, but the Iphone/touch is so much more than just a phone. I have applications that mean I dont need to buy a newspaper such as the FT, NYTimes, sky News, 100 push ups for my daily fitness at work effort. As our business is online we can monitor sales on eBay and Amazon. In short it is like a PC in a pocket. Brilliant but a disaster when it dies.

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Get phone insurance. If the batt goes, drop the phone in some water and claim on the insurance saying it's water damaged. I claimed for a new one a few weeks ago (genuine RIB related water damage) and they sent a new one, even let me keep the old one (which I got 93 on ebay for - for a broken Iphone?!)
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John I have to shred 900 of these for acompany that wants them securely destroyed however the batteries can explode when fed into the shredder so we have to remove them, how would you recommend removing the battery quickly?

Would a vice crack them open or would you need to unscrew them to get the battery out easily?
Is shredding them the only way to do this? Can't they be recycled somehow?
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