iPhone 2G battery issues

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by kannesss, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. kannesss macrumors 6502a

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    A few days back, I received an iPhone 2G because I really don't do a lot of crazy games or anyhing so it seemed like a good idea. Until now. I don't have a sim card yet so I had to jailbreak it to be able to get past the insert sim card screen. Right at this second it's on 3.2 os. I expected that after 4 years of use it would have a less than good battery...but everytime I turn it on, it will go to the home screen then cose out due to lack of battery charge...but it's plugged into the charger and it dies even after I let it charge all night...it won't hold a charge...so is there anything I an do to fix this or do I just have to send it to apple to replace the battery?
    thanks.
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Its moset likely some other hardware issue besides the battery.
    It shouldnt die while still plugged into the charger and it should definatelly last longer than a few seconds.
    Sounds like someone sold you a bad/defective iphone. See if you can return it.
    I wouldnt advise you to spend $200 and get it replaced at Apple. 2G iphones are not worth much.
     
  3. kannesss thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think...maybe...the cord was the issue...but in case it's not, thank you for that reply, I know its not worth a lot, i just don't have a lot... so its a catch 22. but any other advice? besides get an iphone 4...
     
  4. IrishVixen macrumors 68020

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    If it IS just the battery, Apple can and will replace them, at least according to my local Apple store when I checked on that earlier this summer. Can't remember what the charge was going to be, but it certainly wasn't the $200 for an out of warranty replacement, and it was supposedly a Genius bar appointment kind of thing. Assuming you have a local Apple store, of course.

    I went the iPhone 4 route, so I never had it done, but it should be doable.
     
  5. kannesss thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The closest apple store is 2 hours away. Does genius bar mean I just take it in and they fix it there? 200 seems so high. So I thought it was the cord but lastnight I left it in all night and it will only charg to half way full then won't go past that.. Think maybe it's the battery.. Or something more serious..?
     

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