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10th August 2010, 08:30 PM

Any recommendation as to where can I get the replacement battery for my 1 yr old iPhone3Gs? The battery drains like water...less than a day worth of usage!

I found this (http://www.macfixit.com.au/shop/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=1243) but I'm not sure whether it's genuine apple battery?

Also, do i really need the plastic remover to open up my screen just like the one bundled in this (http://www.macfixit.com.au/shop/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=703)?

Coz I've got myself a full set of screw drivers that is required to open up those tiny little screws already.


10th August 2010, 09:49 PM
You will not find an original battery, unless you take one from a broken iPhone.

You will need to find one that is usually refered to as an OEM replacement, and they can be found for about $10. A lot of them are fairly similar, sometimes they can be very cheap and nasty. It is hard to tell when you are buying a good quality battery, compared to when you are buying a cheap one that has been marked up heavily. I suspect that macfixit has quite a mark up since my batteries have all the same specifications, and look the same.

I have replaced a few iPhone Batteries [uCrack iFix | Quick iPhone Repair in Brisbane (http://www.uCrackiFix.com.au)] and have been able to find a fairly decent source of replacement batteries.They look fairly similar and have a capacity that is about the same as the original.

The plastic tool is not really needed to open it up, where it does come in handy is to dettach the connectors. I use a suction cap to take out the screen.

Good Luck :)