Is this a factory or replacement battery (PICTURE)

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  1. scottphillips88 macrumors member

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    So I paid a company to replace my battery and a month later the battery life still sucks. So this time I opened it myself and this is the battery that was in it. It looks like an original based on how much it is beat up not a 1 month old replacement.

    What do you think? Factory 3Gs battery or a replacement?

    THANKS!
     

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  2. Monkeyfoahead, Apr 20, 2012
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    Monkeyfoahead macrumors newbie

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    not original. chinese rip-off.
     
  3. scottphillips88, Apr 20, 2012
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    scottphillips88 thread starter macrumors member

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    Not really. I was hoping it was a knock off because then he actually did replace the battery! The alternative is he said he replaced it and actually just left the same one in....

    I figured he would replace it with a knock off. A brand new OEM would cost a TON.

    Any other thoughts?

    Any suggestions on an awesome place to buy a longer lasting battery? Now that I can easily do it myself I may want to...
     
  4. joshualander, Apr 20, 2012
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    joshualander macrumors newbie

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    I'd ignore that if I were you.

    Apple Certified Technician here. That is almost certainly a legitimate, OEM battery -- Apple part number and everything, all bar codes in the correct places.
     
  5. scottphillips88 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks Josh! So based on your opinion is this a new battery he put in a month ago or the one tht shipped with the phone? The tape residue made me think he just pulled it out to replace the other things I had him replace and then tossed it back in. Thanks!
     
  6. Monkeyfoahead macrumors newbie

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    how do u know im not.
     
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  9. joshualander macrumors newbie

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    The tape residue would suggest that it it's the original battery, since replacement batteries (both OEM and third-party) generally ship with a pre-cut strip of 3M double-sided adhesive -- clear, leaves no residue, and would still be stuck to the back of the battery or the inside of the iPhone's rear housing.

    I feel like one of the Car Talk guys.
     
  10. scottphillips88 thread starter macrumors member

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    That's what I'm thinking. Another reason I pulled it apart is due to the fact that it wiggled around a little and drove me nuts. This time I put a stick of double sided tape on the back and it doesn't budge!!

    I think I'll go question him on it tomorrow. My power button stopped working today and maybe I'll convinced him to fix it for nothing, I can't seem to be able to after a few hours of trying!
     
  11. scottphillips88 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah I reported him and he appears to now be banned. You should see the PM I sent him. I'm somewhat ashamed of my use of words. But hey, it felt good.
     
  12. joshualander macrumors newbie

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    Can you still feel the power button click when you press it?
     
  13. scottphillips88 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes I can feel it press. It somewhat sunk in on the left so when I pulled it apart I cleaned in out nicely and it now presses just as new but it still doesn't work!!

    Do I need to replace the ribbon assembly instead of just the button?

    Your the man

    Thanks
     
  14. joshualander macrumors newbie

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    If the button isn't working after reseating, then you'll need a new ribbon assembly. Luckily, you can find them online for under $20; try eTech Parts or Global Direct Parts.
     

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