Fairphone 1 - Replacing the battery

The battery life is low. Your Fairphone keeps crashing or won’t charge.

  • Fairphone 1
  • 4 Steps
  • Easy
  • 15 min.
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Introduction

In this guide, we show you how to replace your Fairphone’s defective battery on your own. This repair can help if your Fairphone crashes during heavy use because the voltage temporarily drops, you can no longer charge it or turn it on, or the battery life is very low.

Required tools

  • Menda ESD Spudger

    Menda ESD Spudger

    You need a flat plastic prying tool to disconnect the various plugs and connectors.

    €5.00 at the iDoc store
  • Steel Laboratory Spatula

    Steel Laboratory Spatula

    You need a flat and sturdy prying tool to disconnect glued parts.

    €9.00 at the iDoc store
  • Phillips PH00 screwdriver

    Phillips PH00 screwdriver

    You need the right screwdriver for removing PH00 screws.

    €10.00 at the iDoc store

Required replacement part

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Replacement parts and tools for this repair

Our tools plus the right spare part help you fix your device easily.

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Getting started

If you get stuck or have questions, you can post a comment for each step. We’d be happy to help.

4 steps
  1. Removing the back cover

    Fairphone 1 - Removing the back cover 01
    Fairphone 1 - Removing the back cover 02
    Fairphone 1 - Removing the back cover 03
    1. Lift the back cover with your finger to detach it from the smartphone. There’s an indentation in the side of the Fairphone for this purpose.
    2. Remove the back cover from the device.
  2. Removing the battery

    Fairphone 1 - Removing the battery 01
    Fairphone 1 - Removing the battery 02
    1. Remove the battery from your Fairphone by lifting it at the bottom.
  3. Installing the battery

    Fairphone 1 - Installing the battery 01
    Fairphone 1 - Installing the battery 02
    1. Put the battery back in your device.
    2. Make sure the battery’s three gold contacts are touching the three gold springs in your smartphone.
  4. Attaching the back cover

    Fairphone 1 - Attaching the back cover 01
    Fairphone 1 - Attaching the back cover 02
    1. Put the back cover back on. Make sure the two tabs on the back cover hook into the chassis.
    2. Press the back cover on until you hear it click into place.
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