Replacing a Swelling IP5 Battery

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by SRTM, Aug 16, 2017.

  1. SRTM, Aug 16, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2017

    SRTM macrumors regular

    Dec 11, 2011
    So I took my iPhone 5 into the store today, and they said it would cost $300 to replace the screen and battery...
    Instead of that i'm going to try fixing it myself.

    Would these 2 products work fine to repair it? Unsure if that battery is the right one (what does 5G mean?)

    Will try to be extra careful with the swollen battery..

    Edit: Ordered cause it will take a while to arrive
  2. Xayah macrumors newbie

    Aug 17, 2017
    That repair kit is fine, although the quality of these cheap screwdrivers is usually bad. It should do the job fine for 1 replacement though. I'd take a look at ifixit and some youtube tutorials. Replacing the battery is very easy.

    This battery is ok:

    Replacing the screen is more difficult. I suggest you buy the whole LCD+Digitizer and move the speaker and home button from the old to the new one. It can get tricky so definitely watch a few tutorials on this before you attempt it.
  3. SRTM thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 11, 2011
    Ok thanks. Unless its damaged underneath, I don't think i'll attempt to do the screen. I'll tape it down if it doesn't stay on lol. I'll be replacing this phone with the next model, so it just needs to last a few more months.

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