iPhone 3GS won't start after battery drained out

withoutshade

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Jan 9, 2012
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I don't know what exactly the problem is but the phone was working fine when the battery drained out and the phone turned itself off, on the next day it didn't start. I bought a new battery but it turned out to be non-original and I may haven't connected it to the phone correctly. What could be the problem?
 

SvP

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Mar 31, 2009
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This:

I bought a new battery but it turned out to be non-original and I may haven't connected it to the phone correctly.
I had to replace GS' battery four times to get it right. You need the exact same type nr. to make it work.
 

hafr

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Sep 21, 2011
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I don't know what exactly the problem is but the phone was working fine when the battery drained out and the phone turned itself off, on the next day it didn't start. I bought a new battery but it turned out to be non-original and I may haven't connected it to the phone correctly. What could be the problem?
Do you mean you switched the battery, turned on the phone, drained the battery and now it doesn't charge? Or have you been able to charge it before?
 

hafr

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Sep 21, 2011
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No, I bought the new battery after the phone didn't start.
Oh, okay, my bad :) I had the same issue as you with the 2G. After having already thrown it out, my friend told me that apparently sometimes the only problem is that the connector is too dirty so it won't charge, kind of like how sometimes you have to wipe the SIM card clean with a rag for it to work in the iPhone...

So if it'd happen to me again, the first thing I'd try is to clean the charger and the connector.

I have no idea whether this might help you or not, but it's all I know in the matter :)