I can't get rid of the lightning bolt

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by TangoG, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    My Iphone is stuck on the lightning bolt/ battery screen. It has been charging for over 2 days now and nothing has happened. I tried resetting the phone and the lightning bolt/battery screen keeps popping up. I tried holding down the reset buttons and the bolt/battery screen keeps cycling on and off. Has this happened to anyone else?
     
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    upaymeifixit

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    Wouldn't that be cool if it actually were charging. :D

    I've not heard of this problem before.
    It may be a hardware problem. I would backup and restore. If that doesn't work, take it to apple and they'll probably give you a new one.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks

    I'll give it a try and let you know how it went.
     
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    mgamber

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    Have you tried restoring it? If not, do that. If so, a trip to Apple is probably in order.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    nope!i guess it would be better if yo will go back to the store where you bought it and let them check it:)
     
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    iphones4evry1

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    If you have an iPhone 4, go into settings and turn on the "battery percentage," and then the percentage of charge will show up next to the battery icon. If it's at 95%, it will say 95%. If it's at 100%, it will say 100%. At that point, you will know whether the phone is actually charging to 100% and the software is screwed up, or whether the phone is not getting to 100% because there is a battery problem.
     
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    If charging off the wall charger, try charging off USB, or vice versa.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Fixed it

    Plugged it into the USB and it works. Thanks for all your help.
     
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    Glad to have helped. It kind of freaked me out the first and only time that happened to my 3G after I let it discharge fully to off.
     

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