iPhone Out-of-Warranty Battery Replacement Program

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by phungy, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. phungy macrumors 68020

    phungy

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    (searched but could not find an answer)

    I've had my 2G for about 1.75 years now and the battery is draining ridiculously fast, even in Airplane mode. I know the cost (The program costs $79, plus $6.95 shipping. The program cost is $85.95 per unit.)

    Just wondering if anyone has done this with their jailbroken 2G iPhones.

    Is Apple able to replace the battery at a B&M?
    Anyone with a jailbroken 2G iPhone replace their battery yet?
    Did you restore before having it replaced?
     
  2. waffle911 macrumors regular

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    I would say you should backup&restore your iPhone before sending it in, and I believe that they cannot do it at a B&M. Or, you could venture to do it yourself for $15 plus shipping and soldering iron. But that requires you to open your phone, unsolder the old battery, and solder in the new one. If you know how to solder, that's the way to go. Otherwise, you'll have to send it in and get a refurbished one back. You can, however, go to a B&M Apple store to send it in and ask for a loner while you wait.
     

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