Replace battery in 3GS

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by gingel, Nov 22, 2013.

  1. gingel macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I want to replace the battery in my 3gs 16gb iphone (iOS 6.1.3 or 6.1.4).
    My battery APN is 616-0431. Do i need to replace to exactly the same APN?
    I read about problems that people had when replacing to different APN battery.
    Is it still relevant, or did apple fixed it in the software?

    I'm having some problem to find the APN 616-0431 battery, most batteries
    that are being sold are APN 6161-0435.

    Many Thanks.
     
  2. JulianFixIt macrumors newbie

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    Hi Gingel!

    You can use them all. The people at ifixit.com sell different 616-043X batteries for the 3GS.

    Here is the link: http://www.ifixit.com/iPhone-Parts/iPhone-3GS-Replacement-Battery/IF142-005-2

    I actually did not look the exact number up before replacing mine, and it works well.

    all 4xx except 428 are for 3GS and all 3xx and 428 are only for 3G
    marked with 3.7V is for 3G
    marked with 3.7V 4.51Whr is for 3GS

    Regards
    J
     
  3. gingel thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. gingel thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    The battery i installed is with APN 616-0434 .
    There is a strange problem, when the battery is at around 25% and
    i call the iphone, and try to answer, then sometimes the iphone shutdown completely.

    Anyone have a solution?


    Thank you.
     
  5. wymi macrumors regular

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    I've replaced a couple of iphone batteries. I found out after replacing the first one that a complete drain of the new battery was needed for it to function properly. Let the phone die and then do an overnight charge.
     
  6. rabbitjetta macrumors member

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    I get my batteries from mobile defenders, I fix iPhones as a side job and of over 30 iphone batteries I've replaced one was bad and they replaced it for free for me.
     

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