Battery Loose Inside iPhone 5!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Rocko1, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. Rocko1 macrumors 68020

    Rocko1

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    Just opened my white 16g iPhone 5 and it's cosmetically flawless. The problem is the battery or something large and heavy slides around inside when you move the phone. Very noticeable moving it side to side. It's like the entire innards are loose inside the body!
     
  2. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030

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    This has been discussed before, it most likely is your battery.
     
  3. Rocko1 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Rocko1

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    Great. Do they fix this at the apple store or is a replacement the only solution? Hate to gamble on a less perfect outside
     
  4. Bahroo macrumors 68000

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28v9f9xBcDo

    try this video out... mine came loose and i done this multiple times through the first 2-3 days to really adhese it to the glue and its perfect for me... i have had the iphone for over a week now and nothing...KEY IS TO PUSH HARD WITH YOUR THUMBS ON ALL SPOTS ON THE SCREEN (TOP, BOTTOM,CORNER, SIDES) TO REALLY ADHESE IT atleast thats what i did and so far no problems
     
  5. Rocko1 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Rocko1

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    I just saw this. I am not comfortable pushing hard on the screen. My luck it will crack and then I am SOL. Thanks for the link though.
     
  6. Bahroo macrumors 68000

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    up to you, but i pushed pretty dammned hard on my screen on all spots and it didnt even discolor(like when you press on a lcd screen and you see that blob of colors smearing around) and to the point where my thumbs were actually sore from doing it lol. but its your product do what you feel is the best option
     
  7. Rocko1 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, I have heard these screens are a bit tougher. I think I will just try my luck with an exchange. Thanks again.
     
  8. Rocko1 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Rocko1

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    Update:

    Went in to Apple store and they fixed the loose battery. Genius took it in the back and came out 2 minutes later but the screen was bulging out on top and bottom yet flush in the middle. I said 'does this look right?', took it back and 10 min. later it was fixed. Man, QC is really not what it used to be. Like the 5 but next to the 4S it feels very fragile.
     

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