1. staticfiend's Avatar
    Hey guys and gals, I just got a 3G from a friend of mine. He said that it is roughly 2.5 years old. Well today is my first full day of using it and the battery was almost dead by noon! I'm thinking it probably just needs to be replaced. Does anyone know round about how much an Apple store will charge for this? Thanks in advance!
    01-11-2011 02:58 PM
  2. Garz's Avatar
    Hey guys and gals, I just got a 3G from a friend of mine. He said that it is roughly 2.5 years old. Well today is my first full day of using it and the battery was almost dead by noon! I'm thinking it probably just needs to be replaced. Does anyone know round about how much an Apple store will charge for this? Thanks in advance!
    call your local Apple store
    01-11-2011 03:05 PM
  3. swooshme's Avatar
    Next question would be: "What's the number for the Apple Store?"
    01-11-2011 04:09 PM
  4. staticfiend's Avatar
    Ok I called my local Apple store. They said they cannot quote me a price and that i have to come in and see the genius lab or bar and they would have to sell me another phone because they dont replace batteries. Does that sound normal? I can only imagine how much a new phone will cost. :-(
    01-12-2011 03:57 PM
  5. vietalogy's Avatar
    How much does it cost?
    Service arranged through Apple costs $79. A $6.95 shipping fee will be added if you arrange service online or by calling Apple Technical Support. All fees are in U.S. dollars and are subject to local tax.

    Apple - Support - iPhone Out-of-warranty Battery Replacement Program

    Or you can do it yourself and save some money.
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    01-12-2011 06:25 PM
  6. jdtoyou's Avatar
    01-16-2011 09:00 PM
  7. JamesC1119's Avatar
    Not sure where you are located but if you are near or in a major city I am sure you could find a private shop to do it. Should only cost $40-50 then and you can wait while it is done.
    01-17-2011 12:24 PM
  8. David Allan's Avatar
    The standard 3G battery has a capacity of 1150mAh and you can replace you iPhone3 battery for around $6 to $8.
    01-18-2011 03:52 AM
  9. FrankTheTank369#AC's Avatar
    No way to send the phone in to Apple?
    01-18-2011 05:30 PM
  10. zkyevolved's Avatar
    Since my iphone 3g was out of warranty I replaced it for my brother, got another battery off of ebay and did it myself. Simple enough. Cost me 20 dollars for everything
    01-19-2011 02:46 AM
  11. mrsincere's Avatar
    I found the exact battery replacement for my iphone 3gs off of Ebay. Cost me $7.05 total. Got it, installed it on my own. Just be careful when taking the motherboard out and putting it back in.......because the camera connector is attached to the back of the mother board. When I put the motherboard back in, the camera connector kept coming loose. Be very careful about batteries. Dont try to buy a higher capacity battery just because they say it works for your phone. I bought a 1600a 1st instead of the 1200a that was in the phone. Phone stopped working.
    01-20-2011 03:59 PM
  12. Peligro911's Avatar
    Hey guys and gals, I just got a 3G from a friend of mine. He said that it is roughly 2.5 years old. Well today is my first full day of using it and the battery was almost dead by noon! I'm thinking it probably just needs to be replaced. Does anyone know round about how much an Apple store will charge for this? Thanks in advance!
    Before that try a restore also some apps can cause massive battery drain also is it jb ? Sometime cydia apps have been know to cause drain too I would try some trouble shooting before replacing
    06-16-2011 01:22 AM
  13. Babangxokela's Avatar
    For I only find out that they do not replace batteries they will take your phone and replace it will another one with payment
    01-13-2014 06:01 AM
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