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My iPhone will not recharge after running out of

Three times now, after being completely drained of battery power, my iPhone has taken extraordinarily long to charge to the point where I can turn it on. On the previous two times, my iPhone only was able to be turned on after several hours of charging. This time, it's been over 12 hours, but I am still unable to turn it on at all.

My iPhone didn't get wet or damaged, it simply ran completely out of charge during use. I have verified that my charger is working.

Is this a known issue? Is there something I can do other than charge it and wait?

Thanks for any insight you have!

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  • Lauren Chang Jul 06, 2010

    Thanks so much for the suggestion, chiefmecha! That's just what I would have done, but the problem was actually resolved right after I posted this.

    Here's what happened, for anyone else experiencing this:

    Apparently, there was some sort of crash and the phone turned itself off. The fact that the timing coincided with me running out of batteries may have been coincidental. While I had tried to reset it (by holding down the home and the power button at the same time), I guess that I just hadn't held the buttons long enough because a coworker just got it to turn on by holding them down a bit longer. Since the phone will not charge when it has turned off due to a crash, it wasn't actually charging for the last 12 hours, like I had thought.

    For the record, two of the three times that this has happened, the last thing I did was use the video function. Maybe that's the culprit?

  • Lauren Chang Jul 06, 2010

    Nope, I haven't jailbroken it. But I appreciate knowing about the complications that can arise from doing so!

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From what i see here, this could be a battery issue, you can have your iPhone's battery changed, if you said that the phone have done this twice already and this would be the third time, I could tell its battery problem.
Also it could be software or firmware issues,.
i would recommend that you bring your iPhone for immediate repair, I cannot recommend also dismantling the unit yourself, because the iPhone have so much delicate and sensitive parts inside and if the person that would dismantle it have no experience at all, may lead to more serious damages.

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    manuel oliva Jul 06, 2010

    I would also now suggest that you have your iPhone restore or updated in iTunes, I will definitely say that it might go back to its previous state, the phone may have some errors already in its sytem.

    i strongly recommend that you restore or update your phone immediately or as soon as possible,


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    manuel oliva Jul 06, 2010

    If you have jailbroken your phone (that is a hack or unlock override) could be an issue using video, also if you have some apps that directly work with video(or anything that uses the camera) you may try uninstalling the app first and observe for a couple of days, some app releases today still have bugs in them specially when they are running on higher firmware version on iphone.

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My iphone 3g is having some charging problems. sometimes when i'm charging it, it just stops charging. the only way i charge it now is i put it on plane mode. any suggestions? I'm on a jailbroken and unlocked 3.0 iphone. Thanks in Advance. I'm really worried now.

Posted on Jul 10, 2010

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    manuel oliva Jul 11, 2010

    I suggest you restore your Iphone again, and jailbreak it afterwards, your problems is i guess program malfunction.

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