Is there a hope for cheap replacement battery door for Apple iPhone 5C?

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raghugs

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Hello Everybody



I bought a used Apple iPhone 5C couple of months back and the housing has quite big cracks in the edges.

I couldn't find a slim case or invisible case for my phone which covers the problems. .

Most of the cases are not seamless or invisible and looks quite obvious.



Back glass for 4s are available for $2 or $3 with logo and trademarks and all.

But, for 5C, i couldn't find a good replacement housing below $25.



Is there any near term chance for 5C housing to be available at below 5$ ?
 
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mtneer

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Hello Everybody

I bought a used Apple iPhone 5C couple of months back and the housing or battery door has quite big cracks in the edges.
I couldn't find a slim case covering invisible case for my phone.
Most of the cases are not seamless or invisible and looks quite obvious.

Battery door for 4s are available for $2 or $3 with logo and trademarks and all.
But, for 5C, i couldn't find a good replacement battery door below $25.

Is there a near term chance for 5C battery door to be available at below 5$ ?
What do you mean by "battery door"? What iPhone has had a replaceable battery or a door to access it. Did you mean by the back side of the casing?
 

bunnicula

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Hello Everybody

I bought a used Apple iPhone 5C couple of months back and the housing or battery door has quite big cracks in the edges.
I couldn't find a slim case covering invisible case for my phone.
Most of the cases are not seamless or invisible and looks quite obvious.

Battery door for 4s are available for $2 or $3 with logo and trademarks and all.
But, for 5C, i couldn't find a good replacement battery door below $25.

Is there a near term chance for 5C battery door to be available at below 5$ ?
iPhones do not have battery doors.
 

deeddawg

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Maybe the OP has a cheap Chinese copy, not a real Apple iPhone.
Or the OP has their first iPhone and is using the best descriptor he or she knows. Folks are too uptight sometimes about getting the terminology just right.

raghugs - no idea, I don't think anyone's going to be able to predict the future. With that said, I'd think that the aftermarket for a year old product is probably well stabilized and what you see is what's available.
 

raghugs

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Hello everybody
Thanks for your participation.
I have original Apple iPhone 5C and I know the housing is not officially replaceable. But I heard that it is not very difficult.
So. Planning to replace the White damaged housing with new one.
Apple iPhone 4S battery door was removable.
 

maclove4life

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Hello everybody
Thanks for your participation.
I have original Apple iPhone 5C and I know the housing is not officially replaceable. But I heard that it is not very difficult.
So. Planning to replace the White damaged housing with new one.
Apple iPhone 4S battery door was removable.
pic or there is no such thing...
 

raghugs

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Please ignore the battery door topic.
I am just looking for a new housing for Apple iPhone 5C
Would it become cheaper anytime?
 

The-Real-Deal82

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There are plenty of replacement housings on ebay for around £10 so they are easy to get hold of and in all the colours. I found plenty on a quick search :)

I think people need to realise that English may not be the OP's first language as they are from India. Although they said 'battery door' it was obvious what they meant and everybody jumping on them was just unnecessarily pedantic. I hope the OP has their question answered.
 

eyoungren

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I think people need to realise that English may not be the OP's first language as they are from India. Although they said 'battery door' it was obvious what they meant and everybody jumping on them was just unnecessarily pedantic. I hope the OP has their question answered.
That's understandable, but I have to disagree with you.

I don't see how it's obvious to understand the OP meant "housing" when he said "battery door". OP managed to communicate "housing" once he realized that no one was understanding what he meant. That bit of research could have been done before the original post and saved him the trouble.
 

TWO2SEVEN

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I am an iPhone user. I have never done this. I had AppleCare+. If something was wrong with the battery I let Apple take care of it.

Now that my two years are up, TEP under Sprint means Sprint will take care if it.
Just because YOU have never replaced a battery doesn't mean that it hasn't EVER happened as you stated.
 

Shadowbech

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Just because YOU have never replaced a battery doesn't mean that it hasn't EVER happened as you stated.
I agree. the iPhone 4/4S back glass can be removed easily, all you need is the right tool to remove the screws on the bottom. I've replaced my 4S batteries in the past with no issues at all.
 

eyoungren

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Just because YOU have never replaced a battery doesn't mean that it hasn't EVER happened as you stated.
Apple defines the battery for the iPhone as…"Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery".

As far as Apple is concerned the battery is only to be replaced by Apple or Apple certified technicians. Thus, it is not "user-replaceable."

You may have replaced a battery, others may have replaced a battery. It's totally doable and has been done. I recognize that. But in the context of this thread, there is no such thing as a battery door on an iPhone where the average user can simply open it, pull out the battery and insert another one.

Perhaps I might have used the words "user-removable" instead. But, I'm pretty sure there would be an argument over that too.

FWIW, I have replaced two logicboards, several DC-In boards, hard drives, two LCDs and several other internal components (optical drives, sound boards, etc) on several PowerBook G4, iBook G4 and PowerMac G4/G5 models. All parts which Apple indicates should be replaced only by Apple technicians. My point in bringing that up is that I am well aware of the context you are taking my statement in.

But for the average user Apple says bring it to them.
 

brand

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I am an iPhone user, I have replaced batteries.
Just because YOU have never replaced a battery doesn't mean that it hasn't EVER happened as you stated.
Just because YOU have replaced batteries yourself does not mean that the batteries are user replaceable. Apple deems the batteries as non-user replaceable so it is factually accurate to call the batteries non-user replaceable.
 

TWO2SEVEN

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Just because YOU have replaced batteries yourself does not mean that the batteries are user replaceable. Apple deems the batteries as non-user replaceable so it is factually accurate to call the batteries non-user replaceable.
I, or any other user, can replace the battery. Some choose not to, but that does not mean it is impossible.

I would never bungee jump, but that doesn't mean it is impossible. ;)

User + ability to replace battery = User replaceable battery.

I hope that is easier for you to understand.
 

eyoungren

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I, or any other user, can replace the battery. Some choose not to, but that does not mean it is impossible.

I would never bungee jump, but that doesn't mean it is impossible. ;)

User + ability to replace battery = User replaceable battery.

I hope that is easier for you to understand.
Well, you need to tell Apple this then. They seem to be under a different impression. I'm sure they will accept your logic and change their web/print materials to show that their batteries are user replaceable.
 

raghugs

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I have done terrible mistake by using battery door term.
Now people here spends the whole time discussing about the term and ignores content of the topic.
Alas.
 

wxman2003

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I have done terrible mistake by using battery door term.
Now people here spends the whole time discussing about the term and ignores content of the topic.
Alas.
Try ifixit.com as they may have instructions and parts you are looking for.
 

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