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iPhone 5S Battery Replacement

iPhone 5S Battery Lithium-Ion battery replacement – easy fix / repair.

How to change or replace an Apple iPhone 5/5S battery.
Showing the difficult parts and how to easily replace the iPhone battery yourself.

The old battery was dead and would not hold a charge anymore and was getting hot during charging.
Battery life was very short(1-2h max.).

This is an easy fix/ repair that you can do yourself.
It’s the first time I do this, if I could do it, you can do it too!

iPhone 5S battery replacement video

 

Original battery is Li-ion Polymer,
1560mAh
3.8v DC 5.92Whr
4.3V full charge
APN: 616-0718
VPN: A69TA006H
GB/T 18287-2000
Made by Simplo Technology(Changshu) Inc.
Made in Thailand
Manufacture date 08/2013

This fix is easy to DIY at home do but you need to have steady hands to repair your iPhone.
If in doubt, do not do this yourself and take it to your nearest repair shop to do it for you.

This DIY howto video shows you how to change or replace the battery in your Apple iPhone 5S smartphone. This works for iPhone 5C too.
Showing a macro / close-up view of the important moments when changing the iPhone battery.

I have changed the battery before on my iPhone, that’s why it’s more easy to change it now. Reusing the original battery glue strips means that it’s easier to remove the battery when you change it again later.

The old battery was starting to get weaker at about 70% of it’s original capacity and I’ve decided not to wait until the battery lasts 2 hours again like before.

Also wanted to show you a better view of the important moments with macro video. πŸ™‚

If this is the first time the battery is changes on you iPhone or new glue strips were installed before, you can pull the tab with the glue string (shown in video) to remove them or use the alternative method and not that it will be more difficult than it’s shown here.
The original glue strips can be softened if you heat the back of the phone with a hair dryer or heat-gun.

You can do this easy fix or repair yourself.
It’s the second time I do this, if I could do it, you can do it too!

Made a second video with detailed instructions about how to do this battery change:

iPhone 5S Battery Replacement – Detailed Steps – Macro View

Replacement PES Non-OEM battery:
1560mAh
3.8v DC 5.92Whr
4.3V full charge
APN: 616-0721
VPN: 18S2006-A
GB/T 18287-2000
Made by Battery Co., Ltd.
Assembled in China
Manufacture date 01/2018

Thanks for reading.

Dead Car Battery Recovery – Charging

Recover your dead car battery with a custom constant current / constant voltage power supply.
Visit http://diy.rednumberone.com
A regular charger will not charge a battery that was siting a long time and reached a very low voltage but this can!
After bringing it to normal voltage 10v to 12V, you can continue the charge with your regular car charger.

 

 

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X5460 Mod – 3.8 GHz on Abit IP-35 Overclock Xeon

Overclocking the Xeon X5460 3.8 GHz on Abit IP-35 with 8GB OCZ Reaper RAM.

Here are the settings I use for my PC build.

A few tips:

  • The DRAM voltage is for OCZ Reaper (requires 2.2V) yours might be different.
  • If you apply the sticker yourself, be extra careful to place it in the correct position, see video.
  • Do not to bend any pins in the CPU socket when you cut the plastic tabs, video.
  • Try to keep the RAM frequency bellow the rated speed. Don’t OC your RAM.
  • If the NB on the motherboard gets too hot when you overclock, it will need extra cooling. Too hot is when you can’t keep your finger on it for a few seconds.
  • Increase the CPU voltage in small steps if you need to. I didn’t really need to do this.
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Hardware

CPU: Xeon X5460 LGA 771
Mainboard(MB): Abit IP-35 LGA 775
RAM: DDR2 2GBx4(8GB) OCZ Reaper

Videos

Mod the LGA 775 Motherboard to accept a LGA 771 CPU

Xeon X5460 Running with 3 sticks of RAM, OCZ Reaper. Later I added 1 more RAM module totaling 8GB installed memory

 

On Abit IP-35, if the bios contains both LGA 775 and LGA 771 micorcodes, it will not work with Windows 8.1 and higher. Windows 8 and bellow still work even if the microcodes are for both platforms in the bios.

 

X5460 – my bios settings

bios-softmenu
bios-softmenu-x5460

 

bios-ram
bios-ram

 

bios-pc-health
bios-pc-health

CPUZ

CPUZ details in idle and load at 3.8 GHz.

CPUZ-Idle-X5460
CPUZ-Idle

 

CPUZ-Load-X5460
CPUZ-Load

 

cpuz-mbinfo
cpuz-mbinfo

 

cpuz-ram
cpuz-ram

 

 

ONLY FOR ABIT IP-35 – Moding the bios – E0

I have modded the last bios(the E0 version) released for this MB, to include only 45nm processors on platform 771, removing the 775 45nm.

This can work with other processors but I have not tested it.

As far as I know, E0 is the last supported stepping on ABIT-IP35.

The last bios that was released for this MB is considered by some to be v18 but that’s WRONG. There was an E0 version that included both 775 and 771 CPU microcodes.

These are the microcodes of the original bios:

diyrno_M630A_e0_orig_microcodes_150813
diyrno_M630A_e0_orig_microcodes_150813

The mod consists of removing the CPUID 1067A – Plat 0,4 – that is 45nm CPUs on LGA775

The modded bios contents:

diyrno_bios_771only_edited_e0771M630A_170127
diyrno_bios_771only_edited_e0771M630A_170127

Now only CPUID 1067A is on Plat 2,6 – meaning LGA771 socket and 45nm CPU.

Download modded BIOS

This is the bios file already modded, just needs to be flashed – use only after reading all warnings bellow!

Now, please, PLEASE note that YOU ARE DOING THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK!

YOUR COMPUTER MAY NOT WORK AFTER USING THIS MODDED BIOS.

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN ACTIONS!

IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING STOP NOW!

THIS BIOS IS ONLY FOR ABIT IP-35 AND MIGHT WORK ON IP35-E(but I’have not tested it on that MB),Β Β  —Β  IT WILL NOT WORKΒ  FORΒ  THEΒ  I-P-35 -PRO

Download file: BIOS-E0-771-ONLY-ABIT-IP-35_e0771M630A

 

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UV LED Array Exposure Box DIY Build

Building a UV LED Array and a PCB exposure box out of cardboard.. yeah.

This UV LED Array and box pcb are DIY home built πŸ™‚ with a simple design.

This exposes a PCB in 2,5 – 3 min using aproximately 1,2A at 12V

I use a 2A 15V power supply that powers a simple LM317T constant current module that keeps the LEDs from burning out.

Constant current is at about 1-1,2A, 12V.

R1 is 1 Ohm and at least 2W.

power_schematic_edit

Led Current(I) = 1.25/ R1

Where 1.25 is the reference voltage of the LM317.

If you want to use the bellow PCB design, you are free to do so and if you want, please share this page πŸ™‚

Right click and download the bellow 2 images, they are PNG – 1200dpi.

Top layer(single) for negative photo resist:
UV LED Array TOP

Solder mask – positive:
UV LED Array Solder Mask
Making the LED Array PCB:

The constant current module with everything built in a cardboard box. yes cardboard… πŸ™‚