3Gs iPhone Charging Issues

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  1. tsmatthews19, Oct 29, 2011
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    tsmatthews19 macrumors newbie

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    Hello

    I just bought a iPhone 3GS and I plugged it in to charge it because it was 100% dead. It came on and it said 5% charged. Still plugged in, it wasn't charging. I have tried charging on my computer, wall chargers, 2 different wall chargers, 3 cords, blowing on all the cords, everything. It had 5% and then just goes down from there. Please help. Thanks in advance

    Thomas
     
  2. Dima470 macrumors regular

    Dima470

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Did you buy it used? You probably just need a new battery.
     
  3. tsmatthews19 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. gMacbookPro macrumors member

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    can you turn on your iPhone after it charged for a while?
     
  5. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Agreed. Putting thread titles like that is very annoying. That said I suspect the battery is probably on it"s last legs.
     
  6. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    Your title is a little over the top for buying a USED 3GS and it not charging! This is not life or death. If this is an OLD 3GS the battery is likely in need of replacement. You got to expect a problem with a very old device.

    How much did you pay for it?
     
  7. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Agreed.
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    As others stated, its the battery. Get it replaced by apple, a third party or do it yourself
     

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