1. Shredder's Avatar
    So guys.. the other day my iPhone stopped charging. It was plugged in and the battery just kept going down. It got to the point where it had what seeme a very low level screen (a red battery and basic text which didnt look smooth like normal iphone text) that said something like "battery needs charging".
    I plug in the phone and it says "battery is charging" or something like that. but the phone continues to discharge. Now I dont get anything at all.

    I figured it was the battery, so I purchased a new battery and installed it. It is still the same, seem like the battery is completly drained and it wont charge are do anything if its plugged in. I tried other chargers also.

    What would be the next step? Does the logic board control the charging functions of the phone? Should I replace that?

    also. I just tested both batteries. The old battery reads 0.0 volts. the new one is the same. I would figure it would come with a little charge in it.
    This is of course assuming the red lead from the battery is the + and the black is the -
    there is a white wire also which I assumed is the protection lead?

    So guys.. the other day my iPhone stopped charging. It was plugged in and the battery just kept going down. It got to the point where it had what seeme a very low level screen (a red battery and basic text which didnt look smooth like normal iphone text) that said something like "battery needs charging".
    I plug in the phone and it says "battery is charging" or something like that. but the phone continues to discharge. Now I dont get anything at all.

    I figured it was the battery, so I purchased a new battery and installed it. It is still the same, seem like the battery is completly drained and it wont charge are do anything if its plugged in. I tried other chargers also.

    What would be the next step? Does the logic board control the charging functions of the phone? Should I replace that?

    also. I just tested both batteries. The old battery reads 0.0 volts. the new one is the same. I would figure it would come with a little charge in it.
    This is of course assuming the red lead from the battery is the + and the black is the -
    there is a white wire also which I assumed is the protection lead?
    Sooooo... nothin? no one has any ideas? I would hate to think this thig is completly dead in just a couple months
    Last edited by Shredder; 2007-11-29 at 06:33 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    2007-11-29 06:33 PM
  2. Eurisko's Avatar
    When charging your iPhone, it's a nice idea to turn all your un-needed daemons off (WiFi, SSH, AFP, Pxl, etc...) because even when charging, they're using the battery. Folks without the problems you mentioned, will also notice the batteries charge much faster when this is done.
    Get "iPod & iTunes for Dummies", it'll change your life.
    2007-11-29 06:39 PM
  3. Shredder's Avatar
    the phone wont take a charge at all.. so I dont think thats the problem
    2007-11-29 07:22 PM
  4. jedinight's Avatar
    the prob is your internal charging circuits are bad..needs a repair,,at apple!
    2007-11-29 07:52 PM
  5. RC_OZ's Avatar
    You noticed this the other day... and you were able to get a new battery and installed it yourself so quickly ?
    2007-11-29 08:02 PM
  6. Eurisko's Avatar
    the prob is your internal charging circuits are bad..needs a repair,,at apple!
    In order words, chuck it and get a new one.
    Get "iPod & iTunes for Dummies", it'll change your life.
    2007-11-29 08:04 PM
  7. RC_OZ's Avatar
    Don't we get a 1 year warranty on the iPhone ?

    Yes.. you've done things that voided the warranty. Unless you volunteer this info, how are they gonna know with the battery being dead and not booting up.

    I'd say take it to Apple, give it a shot. You may want to put back the OEM battery though.
    2007-11-29 08:08 PM
  8. Eurisko's Avatar
    Don't we get a 1 year warranty on the iPhone ?

    Yes.. you've done things that voided the warranty. Unless you volunteer this info, how are they gonna know with the battery being dead and not booting up.
    Yes, there's a one year warranty, if you have a valid Apple Partnered wireless contract to go along with the iPhone. Otherwise, no warranty.
    Get "iPod & iTunes for Dummies", it'll change your life.
    2007-11-29 08:17 PM
  9. Shredder's Avatar
    the prob is your internal charging circuits are bad..needs a repair,,at apple!
    phone was never activated with AT&T, so there is no warranty on the phone at all.

    You noticed this the other day... and you were able to get a new battery and installed it yourself so quickly ?
    yeah I ordered the battery, it came in a couple days, then I installed it last night.

    Don't we get a 1 year warranty on the iPhone ?

    Yes.. you've done things that voided the warranty. Unless you volunteer this info, how are they gonna know with the battery being dead and not booting up.

    I'd say take it to Apple, give it a shot. You may want to put back the OEM battery though.
    That was the first thing I tried, before I ordered the battery. The "genious" went thru the motions and said "yeah the phones dead" pulls out a new phone (price on the box said $249 btw) enters all the info, then goes, "wait, this phone was never activated thru AT&T, so there is no warranty, I cant replace your phone"

    the prob is your internal charging circuits are bad..needs a repair,,at apple!
    the question is.. are the charging circuits part of the logic board
    Last edited by Shredder; 2007-11-29 at 11:44 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    2007-11-29 11:44 PM
  10. RC_OZ's Avatar
    - Why not go ahead and activate it with AT&T.
    - Return broken iPhone for a new one under warranty.
    - Once you have the new iPhone call AT&T and cancel. You have 3 days to cancel without termination fee.
    2007-11-30 03:24 AM
  11. Shredder's Avatar
    - Why not go ahead and activate it with AT&T.
    - Return broken iPhone for a new one under warranty.
    - Once you have the new iPhone call AT&T and cancel. You have 3 days to cancel without termination fee.
    how do you activate it when you cant turn it on at all?
    2007-11-30 03:33 AM
  12. RC_OZ's Avatar
    Good question, I dunno.
    Try calling AT&T and see if they can register/activate you using your iPhone serial number and IMEI number.
    How does Apple know ? if you're registered or not. Do they get it from iTunes ? I dunno.

    Where did you get your battery from ?

    have you tried to see if they might have the part you need ? whatever that is.

    Tried here ?
    Last edited by RC_OZ; 2007-11-30 at 03:59 AM.
    2007-11-30 03:56 AM
  13. Shredder's Avatar
    Good question, I dunno.
    Try calling AT&T and see if they can register/activate you using your iPhone serial number and IMEI number.
    How does Apple know ? if you're registered or not. Do they get it from iTunes ? I dunno.

    Where did you get your battery from ?

    have you tried to see if they might have the part you need ? whatever that is.

    Tried here ?
    yeah, thats where I got the replacement battery from that I installed already.
    2007-11-30 04:09 AM
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