Tuesday, 30 September 2014

iPhone repairs / replacement batteries: i2Fix.com - E-Gate, Penang

One of the things iPhone owners dread, more so than owners of Android phones (most of which come with user replaceable batteries), is the time when your battery fails to hold a charge for long.  Depending on how you car for your phone this can happened at anything between 2-4 years of ownership, less if it gets damaged or abused.  The other two common problems besetting mobile phone owners include cracked screens and failed 'Home' or 'Menu' buttons.

It follows that when my iPhone battery eventually started to die that I was very happy to track down, following some extensive research, the excellent i2Fix outlet at E-Gate in Penang.

From their site you will be able to see that i2Fix.com specialises in providing repair services for tablets and smart phones, specifically Apple devices such as iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5s, iPad1, iPad2, iPad3, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPod Touch and MacBooks.

I went to the shop with my dying phone and it was expertly taken apart by the on-site technician who rapidly concluded the battery was indeed dead, damaged somehow so that a bulge had appeared in it, possibly due to a dodgy electrical circuit somewhere when it was on charge, or maybe a power surge.  In any event it was speedily replaced with a genuine part at a cost of just RM 160.  Some might think that expensive but it's not too bad when you consider the cost of replacing batteries at an Apple Store in Europe or the US.  I know some people do these things themselves, and I have to say I'm generally of the DIY type when it comes to 'techy' stuff, but given that these batteries are glued to the phone and the need for some specialist tools that I just don't have (not do I consider them worth buying given Apple's penchant for chafing things of late!!) I was happy to just pay up and get it done by people who do this every day.

i2Fix.com Penang can be found at:  E-Gate Commercial Centre , 1-02-05 Lebuh Tunku Kudin 2, 11700 Gelugor, Pulau Pinang and they are open Mon - Sun : 10.30am to 7.30pm.  They can be contacted on +60 4 824 9241 or by email at: i2fixdotcom@gmail.com


  1. I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year. I realise you probably celebrate the Chinese New Year instead now, but anyway best wishes to you!

    1. Thanks so much. Best wishes to you too. Frantically busy in Thailand at the moment, hence the lack of updates.


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