5S charging problem

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  1. vladone97, Apr 30, 2015
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    vladone97 macrumors newbie

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    Okay, so about 2 weeks ago, I tried to connect my iPhone to my laptop. I failed and the iPhone stopped charging. Needless to say, the battery drained and whenever I tried to plug it in, I would only see the red battery and charger screen. The weird part is: the charger icon was blinking. Tried another cable, same thing. After 2 days, it wouldn't show anything when plugged in. Dad only managed to take it to someone to replace the charging port yesterday and got it back today. And when the guy who fixed it tested it, dad says that it showed just the red battery, no charger icon. Same thing as initially: red battery and charger blinking. Is there anything else I can do or should I just wait for my birthday to get a new mobile?
     
  2. chambone macrumors 6502a

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    I'd try a wall charger first.
     
  3. vladone97 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did. It stopped charging after I connected it to my laptop and since then it won't charge with anything.
     
  4. chambone macrumors 6502a

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    The only thing I can think of is a bad battery. If you've had it since launch for example, it might well be worn out by now.
     
  5. vladone97 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I replaced the battery a few months ago. Plus, it was working when dad went to take it back from the guy who replaced the port.
     
  6. adamhenry macrumors 65816

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    If the battery needed charging before it was taken in for the charging port repair and then it was working when picked up from the repair, the guy who replaced the port must have been able to charge it. How did he charge it?
     
  7. Alan Mac Farlan macrumors regular

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    http://www.apple.com/batteries/maximizing-performance/


    if you have not gone here for the education ... do it now.

    iBackupBot at their web site .. and Battery Doctor App at the iTunes

    both do diagnostics of a sort.

    your battery might be toast ... especially if you left it plugged into a turned off iMac computer on the USB.

    Battery Doctor says my charging habits are a 5 .. I think on a scale of 10.

    So I am changing things as it is a new 5s for me.

    Alan

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  8. adamhenry macrumors 65816

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    If you are using the same app as I am, the Battery doctor charging habit rating is on a scale of 5.
     
  9. Alan Mac Farlan macrumors regular

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    wow ... then I am on a 5 out of 5 scale .. I am doing GOOD.

    I like the Battery Doctor app, much better then other battery apps.

    What I am doing is only charging on the iMac USB line, and basically charge it up every day ... like it is at 94% or what ever ... it usually is high percentage of power in there.

    My battery capacity is 1537 micro amps or what ever the scale is, same as brand new.

    I have only had 1 charging cycle says BackupBot ... and I have had it for a month.

    Keep the battery full and just tap it up every day ... is what I am doing.

    :apple::apple::apple:

     
  10. vladone97 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    He just used a wall charger. Oh, and btw, here's something I forgot to mention: when it stopped being able to charge, it had about 80% battery left. It didn't turn off all of a sudden, it simply drained the battery normally.
     
  11. Alan Mac Farlan macrumors regular

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    Apple recommends that using the USB charge is the best (I do it on my Kenwood in the vehicle, it has a USB and that seems to be a more conditioned source of electricity ... least ways I plug in the iPhone that way and I get the road tunes and a full battery).

    The wall plug and cigarette lighter power plug thingy ... Apple seems not to approve of that source for powering up the battery and prefers the USB over that.

    You got a curious case there and I suspect if the battery is new ... then the iPhone is doing something to it.

    About 50% or lower the charge is full tilt boogie ...

    at about 75% the charge profile is reduced significantly.

    at about 90% it goes to a trickle charge.

    Apple wants the power source unplugged when it is full ... do not leave a plunged in battery when the power is off .. such as the USB line on the computer. Also do not let the battery get below 20% ... especially for long periods of time such as in storage .. as that will mess up the battery. If you got an old battery or some one shaped out an old battery in your new battery package .... then it is battery problem.

    Take it into Genius and have a profile diagnostic done on it ... as I am thinking you have a good new battery in there and that has to be ok and not part of the problem.

    Either the contacts are off in being manhandled ... or the iPhone is off in the software; is all I can think of.

    Such as the circuit board from some one being in there with dirty hands and do not clean it after leaving. Fingerprint oil over time (usually 2 years) will destroy the metal circuits somewhere in their logic path. Making the 'contacts' off to the battery.

    Have you done a restore to the software and firmware ... just a long shot there. If so ... then have to go down the contacts being off as the issue.

    Alan

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  12. chambone macrumors 6502a

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    Not to be condescending, but you did rule out a bad cable, right? I mean, if the guy at the shop was able to charge it..
     
  13. Alan Mac Farlan macrumors regular

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    oh yeah ... not thought of that ... 90 % of all problems with electrical toys ...

    'is it plugged in' ...

    the test for device is basically to swap them

    put a good 'you know is working right' iPhone or TV, etc ... on the cable or wall plug.

    or put the bad iPhone or TV, etc ... on a 'you know is working right' cable or wall plug.

    just idiot savant logic of electricity and computer ...

    it is a one or a zero ..

    it is on or it is off.

    I keep forgetting that all the time and have to be reminded.

    ;););)
     

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