AW0 Battery Replacement

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by kohlson, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. kohlson macrumors 68000

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    Can anyone recommend a third party who can replace the battery in an Original Apple Watch? Mail In?
    Aftr 3.5 years the battery seems to be "underperforming." But according to my local Apple Store, the battery passes all the tests and they won't replace it though that is specifically what I asked for ($80 out-of-warranty).
     
  2. Relentless Power, Jun 8, 2019
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    Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    UfixIbreak will replace the Apple Watch battery, but I don’t believe they allow for a ‘Mail in’. But here’s the thing, they don’t use OEM battery parts from Apple, they use third-party’ parts of lesser quality, which can pose to be problematic at times. Also, the cost of replacing the battery/labor in a first GEN watch would surpass the actual value the watch itself, so take that into consideration as well.
     
  3. kohlson thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well, I'm pretty sure I cannot get an Apple Watch that has good battery life for $80. Ultimately the watch will be a hand-me-down. Not much of a gift if it won't stay powered for 10 hours. So, a new battery. I had hoped to get an Actual Apple Battery but they refused. So I am trying a 3rd-party route.
     
  4. nikkisharif macrumors member

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    I would just pay the 80$ to have Apple replace the battery.
     
  5. kohlson thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Of course, that was my first choice. I made an appointment and went to the store. They took it, shipped it off and called 4 days later saying that it had returned. No charge, no replacement, still within spec. Per above, wouldn't stay powered for 10 hours.
     
  6. jbachandouris macrumors 601

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    I hate that so much. That is why I always do advance exchange where they send me the replacement first. Doesn't really help you, but I'm angry for you.
     
  7. kohlson thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I did find a place that will replace the battery. Just came back today.
     
  8. nikkisharif macrumors member

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    That’s just ridiculous!!! Sorry you had to deal with that.
     

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