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Iphone 5S With A Bulging Battery Replaced

By on July 20, 2021
iphone 5s repair

My wife and son went to the States for about a month and while there they both bought new Iphones. She asked me to sell her old one but when I checked it out, it was very clear that has some damage.

iphone 5s battery replacement

The bottom screws were still attached but it seems like the battery bulged up and in the process, it pulled the screen up with it.

how to replace battery in iphone 5s

I took the two screws holding the screen down and opened the phone but I was careful here because the home button flex cable was still attached to the board.

Once I released that, I was able to put the screen up safely.

iphone 5s replaced battery

I disconnected the battery and headed to disconnect the screen flex cables on the left side of the phone.

bulged iphone 5s battery replacement

As seen in the photo, the battery was damaged and needed a replacement.

how to replace bulge battery in iphone 5s

I plugged the screen flex cables and then connected the battery; it is very important to disconnect the battery before disconnecting / connecting the screen flex cables

otherwise you will end up shorting and damage components inside the phone like the back light filter and many more.

how to fix iphone 5s with battery bulge problem

Mission Accomplished.

This article was prepared for you by Waleed Rishmawi, one of our ‘Master Authors’ and currently working in the Bethlehem area of Palestine repairing electrical and electronic equipment.

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  1. Parasuraman S

    July 20, 2021 at 12:35 pm

    Well done! Opening this type of small devices and conducting a repair work is beyond me! It is a nightmare even to think of it!

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      July 20, 2021 at 1:40 pm

      Parasuraman: thanks man. this is considered an easy job but a board repair level that is hard but I have the equipment and the experience for it. have a blessed day.

  2. A van Bemmelen

    July 20, 2021 at 6:28 pm

    I have never opened an Iphone before but with the repair instructions like you have given here it seems very doable. Although I in general think that the Apple brand of devices were never made to be easy serviceable. Since every component on Apple mainboards is only replaceable by in the schematics as critical marked original unavailable Apple parts.

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      July 20, 2021 at 8:28 pm

      A Van Bemmelen: from experience Apple devices are not easy to be serviced when it comes to board level repairs but with the ZXW schematics available at a reasonable price, repairs became easier and manageable. On the other hand, it is very doable and very easy to replace screens and other parts on that phone. have a good day

  3. ruben soon

    July 21, 2021 at 1:23 am

    sir, thanks for the articles. with best regards, ruben

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      July 21, 2021 at 2:22 pm

      ruben: you are most welcome. have a blessed day

  4. Yogesh Panchal

    July 28, 2021 at 4:52 pm

    Good attempt! Waleed


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