Off to the interest we went and sound a number of sites that show you how to swap the battery out in the phone. We particularly liked the video and PDF guidance provided by ifixit.com.
So we ordered a battery and tool kit ($5 and change) – which arrived Friday. So Friday night was swap night for the battery. The Repair kit comes with the following items:
- The replacement battery (not shown)
- 2 Spudgers
- A guitar pick
- Another guitar like pick
- A #00 Phillips head screwdriver
- A flat head screwdriver
- A suction cup (helps to separate the screen from the back of the unit.
|3 cables that connect the screen section to the logic board.|
|A screw is hidden under the Do not remove sticker.|
|Logic Board for the iPhone 3G|
A little elbow grease and a spudger tool and out came the battery!
In with the new
Finally everything removed and disconnected back in (in reverse order) and the iPhone was returned to normal. A quick power up test and all was found to be well. After a little charging I made a test call from the phone to the house line as a final test.