3GS battery suddenly crashes?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by mnya, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. mnya macrumors member

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    I bought this 3GS when it first came out. So it's kinda old.
    Ever since I updated to iOS 6, there have been a few times when it just suddenly shut down in the middle of something.
    Sometimes I had to just restart it, and other times I had to charge it for a while to turn it back on, even though there had been at least 30% battery left when it crashed.
    Yesterday it died again, again with the battery still 30% or so left.
    My USB cable is 3rd party, but it had been working just fine, so I don't think it's the problem.
    I can't get to a Genius Bar and don't want to mail this for repair, so I'm trying to figure out if I can hopefully fix this on my own.
    So my question is, have you guys heard of cases of 3GS batteries suddenly dying? I had always thought that iPhone batteries slooooowly give out in a more "noticeable" manner.
    I'm basically wondering if putting in a new battery might be the fix.
    Thanks for your comments in advance!
     
  2. mnya thread starter macrumors member

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  3. mnya thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks...

    Yea but it'd be great if I can fix this one! :p

    Another question - if anyone knows...
    Do those external batteries such as Mophie Juice Pack work as battery even if the iPhone's original battery is permanently dead?
     

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