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Old Feb 18, 2013, 08:07 PM   #1
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iPhone 3s battery

Hi guys,

A guy is offering to give me an iPhone 3s for free because the screen was broken and it wouldn't power on. I can fix the screen, but I'm not sure if I want to invest in it if I won't be able to power it on. I can replace the battery, but before I buy one, is there a way to tell if a new battery will fix it?

Also, what's the diff between iPhone 3 and 3s? And should I make sure I have the right battery and/or screen when buying for this? or are they the same?

Thanks!
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 08:20 PM   #2
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The iPhone 3GS is a whole different phone from the 3G. The parts are different and you must be careful to get the right ones when you purchase them
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 08:21 PM   #3
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ok, and how can I tell if a battery replacement will work? or can't I?
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 08:47 PM   #4
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If it doesnt power on then you really have no clue if a battery will fix it.

It could be because the screen is broken so it doesnt power on, or a plethora of broken parts and it won't power on. Sorry, can't really help you diagnose it. You will need to switch out parts until it powers on.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 11:51 AM   #5
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Alright. Thanks for your help!
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 01:35 PM   #6
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You could buy the battery first and see if the screen still functions. You could buy a new screen afterwards, since it's easy to replace. And if there are no signs of life you'll be out only five bucks.
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