Battery Replacement Options

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bryanc28, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. bryanc28 macrumors 6502

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    The battery on my GF's iPhone 2G is slowing & she doesn't want to upgrade. Are there any reputable companies that replace the battery?

    Wish Apple would step in to the 21st Century & make battery replacement user friendly.
     
  2. BaldiMac macrumors 604

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    Weren't user replaceable batteries available in the 20th Century? :)
     
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  4. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    there are sites you can buy better batteries from, if you want to DIY. If not, I suggest taking it into some sort of phone repair shop, and see if they will do it?
     
  5. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Yeah, I'm not sure why you're not going to Apple for this; even out of warranty they'll do one for you (youll have to pay)
     
  6. bryanc28 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Will the same phone be returned, or will it be a refurbished unit?
     
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  8. ziggy3055 macrumors member

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    There are battery replacement kits out there on eBay with the tools to open the phone, however, the battery on the 2G unit is solder connected. Otherwise take it to a shop or send it in to Apple.
     
  9. bryanc28 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This is incorrect. They give you a damn refurb. I want the original phone back, NOT a refurb unit.
     
  10. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    well tough luck bud, that's not going to happen.

    But I don't see why you have to get all upset. A refurb is probably in better condition than your GF's current phone and will have better battery life.

    Would you mind telling us how much usage you get out of one battery?
     
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  12. dave006 macrumors 68020

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    Simply don't go the an Apple store if you don't want them offer an immediate exchange for a refurbished unit, mail it in! You do not automaticly get a "refurb" in the US or UK unless you take advantage of the Advanced Replacement Feature and pay extra when you mail it in for battery replacement.

    Dave
     
  13. schizoidwoman macrumors regular

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    I was going on this:

    "If your iPhone requires service only because the battery's ability to hold an electrical charge has diminished, Apple will replace your battery for a service fee."

    I read it as though you only get the refurb if you select the extra service mentioned by Dave, otherwise I thought (perhaps wrongly) that you get the same unit back. Either way, it's probably worth giving Apple a call to find out what the deal and the cost is!
     

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