Eeeks! Potential iPhone Problem (Charging?)

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by wrkactjob, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. wrkactjob macrumors 65816

    wrkactjob

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    Went to my iPhone this morning it was totally dead.

    Plugged into wall to recharge and the big battery pic appears with the zig zag bellow it but then sometimes I get the plug arrow zig zag flashing...

    Its been in the wall 30 minutes now and doesnt seem to be recharging...

    Any ideas?


    :confused::(
     
  2. spetykowski macrumors member

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    This is strange because the same thing happened to me last night. I let my iphone totally drain, but when I went to plug it in to charge, it showed the same battery screen you described. I waited for about an hour, and still no dice.. I disconnected and connected it again, and went to sleep. When I woke up this morning it was at a full charge and back to normal.. I don't know why it took so long to get past that screen but it just felt like it wasnt charging for a while. Hopefully this will get corrected.

    Btw was your phone jailbroken?
     
  3. wrkactjob thread starter macrumors 65816

    wrkactjob

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    Hmmm thanks for that spetykowski, I bought the phone off Ebay last year, they said it would work with any Sim, so not sure if it was jailbroken or not....

    However I will just leave the phone plugged in for a few hours and hopefully fingers crossed it will kick back into life....I know it was low last night before I went to bed so must have been totally drained for a good 6 hours..

    Will let you know if it wakes up!

    :eek:
     
  4. spetykowski macrumors member

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    Best of luck to you! Hopefully it was just a coincidence and not a hardware/software issue.
     
  5. wrkactjob thread starter macrumors 65816

    wrkactjob

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    Well after a few hours of trying to charge in the conventional manner using a wall socket and getting nowhere I plugged the phone into my laptop via USB and fired up itunes.

    And lo verily a miracle did occur....it woke up and complained it was hungry, clearly no charge had been going its way for the past 3 hours, so post boot up I unplugged it, reinserted the mains plug and all was well.

    First time I have had any issue with the phone, glad it all worked out.

    Though still a bit mystified.
     

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