Battery Issues - not the normal deal...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by amemoryoncelost, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. amemoryoncelost macrumors 6502


    Jun 14, 2004
    So my phone is being lame. It was doing this thing for a couple of days where it would rapidly decrease battery and then get it back somehow. The percentage would jump around like crazy and then just die. I called apple and they had me go throw a few things like turn down brightness, etc. I did this and something must have worked or I dunno, but it was back to normal.
    Now today, it started doing it again. Only now, it died and I can't restart it. I leave it plugged into the charger for an hour, come back and it's still displaying the little battery with a red slice. I got it restarted once and it had 100% battery life. I talked on the phone for 15 minutes and it was down to 63%. Plugged in back into the charger, ended my call and turned on some music while I was driving(through AUX cable). The battery showed it was charging. About an hour later, it just dies again, while charging and now I can't restart it to even try anything.
    Anyone got any suggestions. I never had issues with my 2G. This 3Gs is an amazing phone, but this is stupid. I'm giving Apple a call tomorrow, but I would like to get some of the stuff off my phone before it could possibly get traded out. Ugh,....
  2. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    Try a DFU restore. If that doesn't work then take it back.
  3. amemoryoncelost thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jun 14, 2004
    Well, I somehow got it into DFU without the apple logo popping up, though I REALLY want to try and get it to turn on as I haven't backed up in a week or so, ugh, this is frustrating. Oh well. Thanks for the help, see what I can do

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