Fairphone 2 - Replacing the battery

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

  • Fairphone 2
  • 4 Steps
  • Easy
  • 15 min.
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In this guide, we show you how to replace your Fairphone 2’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.

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  • Steel Laboratory Spatula

    Steel Laboratory Spatula

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

    €9.00 at the iDoc store

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Getting started with the repair of your Fairphone 2

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4 steps
  1. Removing the back cover

    Fairphone 2 - Removing the back cover 01
    Fairphone 2 - Removing the back cover 02
    Fairphone 2 - Removing the back cover 03
    1. Pull on the back cover’s rubber rim on one of the short sides of your Fairphone, and pull the cover off one corner of the device. It’s easy to get your fingernails under the rubber rim.
    2. Pull the back cover off the next corner of your device.
    3. Remove your Fairphone from the enclosure.
  2. Removing the battery

    Fairphone 2 - Removing the battery 01
    1. Lift the battery out of the chassis.
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  4. Installing the battery

    Fairphone 2 - Installing the battery 01
    1. Put the battery in the chassis.
    2. Make sure the battery goes all the way into the chassis and isn’t tilted.
  5. Attaching the back cover

    Fairphone 2 - Attaching the back cover 01
    Fairphone 2 - Attaching the back cover 02
    Fairphone 2 - Attaching the back cover 03
    Fairphone 2 - Attaching the back cover 04
    1. Put the Fairphone in the back cover lengthwise. The device can click into place in two corners of the back cover.
    2. Pull the back cover’s rubber rim over one corner.
    3. Pull the rubber rim over the last corner. Check whether the rubber rim is on evenly all around the display.
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