iPhone 6 Battery Replacement - Which one?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kittonian, Nov 9, 2016.

  1. kittonian macrumors member

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    I've been doing quite a bit of research into which replacement battery to purchase for my iPhone 6 and wondered what others have found. Obviously I can go through Apple directly but that's not happening when they take 3-5 days and charge $80+. I can easily do the replacement myself and I've seen good reviews about iFixit's offering but they are still at the $40 range and since I need to do it on two phones, I don't also need two sets of tools.

    Any thoughts/ideas? Thanks!
     
  2. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

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    The only downside to that is if anything goes wrong and you need to take it in you just voided your own warranty by doing it yourself. And they will know its not a battery that only the Apple store gets and its from a 3rd party.
     
  3. kittonian thread starter macrumors member

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    It's an iPhone 6. There's no warranty anymore anyway :)

    I went and purchased the iFixit kit because a local Fry's had them in stock for $30/ea.
     
  4. bradbomb macrumors regular

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    Even if there is no warranty or AppleCare+ anymore, if something goes wrong when you change it, instead of it then being the $80+ charge, it will be more in the $300+ range of replacement because they won't replace the battery only anymore.
     
  5. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

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    Actually, they wont touch the phone at all. Since it's been opened by someone not authorized to work on Apple products, t hey can't be held liable for anything if they try to repair anything.
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    Doesn't mean your phone still can't be serviced in the future. They just stopped servicing 4s's this week.
     
  6. kittonian thread starter macrumors member

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    It's all good. A bit of a pain in the ass but both phones have new batteries and are all back and running.
     
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  8. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

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    yea, they wont do that either unfortunately. once you done something on your own. you're sol.
     
  9. kittonian thread starter macrumors member

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    Just an FYI to anyone looking to purchase an iFixit battery replacement kit. As I said I went to Fry's since they were local, had them in stock, and were almost $10 cheaper than purchasing straight from iFixit online (not too mention I didn't have to wait or pay shipping charges). That all being said, two days after installation both of these phones are seeing greatly diminishing battery usage and I checked with iBackupBot and the readout numbers are falling there too.

    I called iFixit and was told that it is possible both batteries are defective (woo hoo!) but since I purchased through Fry's instead of through iFixit direct, the only option for me was to remove both batteries from the phones, pack them back up, try and return them at the store, and then purchase two new kits and go through the installation again.

    They told me they are "working" on making it so that they will be able to help customers who purchase their products from any of their distribution channels but at this time they could/would do nothing for me.

    I will say that the CSR was very nice but when a company flat out refuses to help someone who just purchased their product (even though they will gladly help you if you purchase through their website), and then tells you to break off your only means of communication (read: take out the iPhone battery and then go to the store and hope they will do the return) gets a pretty poor rating in my book.

    There is simply no reason, other than their current logistics (which they admitted), that they couldn't help me directly.
     
  10. HEK Suspended

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    It goes beyond the warranty issue. Should you have anything go wrong with your iPhone, and try to get a paid service Apple will refuse to work on your phone. Once third part parts or evidence someone else opened the phone. You are done with Apple for that particular phone. Just something to note.

    Never mind others have noted same "won't touch your phone ever again"
     

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