iPhone 4S no longer holding a charge

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by xcalum, May 7, 2014.

  1. xcalum macrumors newbie

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    My iPhone 4S is ~2.5 years old and it no longer seems to charge or hold a charge. I can leave it plugged in for a day or more and it will only charge 3-5% or it'll actually start to **lose** charge while plugged in. It'll also lose charge if I start doing anything while it's plugged in, like messenging or reddit. It also frequently disconnects/reconnects with my computer and my friend's computers as well as the wall socket and iTunes gives the error message: 0xE8000084

    I had the battery replaced on Saturday but the problem still happens. I restored it to factory settings and set it up as a new phone, but it still won't hold a charge. I've also tried: switching power chords, switching which USB socket it's plugged into on my computer

    I posted somewhere else and someone told me that they thought it was a logic board failure. If it is, what're my options? From googling round it seems like I'm SOL...

    Any help would be super appreciated.
     
  2. mtneer macrumors 68020

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    Did you take it an Apple store/ call Apple? Where did you get the battery replaced? If Apple did it then you ought to have a 90 day warranty for the replaced battery.
     
  3. Tankmaze macrumors 68000

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    If its logic board related then yes you're sol. Probably best option to take it to apple store and pay out of warranty repair.
     
  4. xcalum thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was planning on taking it to the Apple Store later this week. If it is a logic board issue then I'll probably just have to cut my losses, eh?

    My plan was to take it to there this week. I didn't get it replaced at an Apple Store because it cost $30 more but it seems to be the phone and not the battery.
     
  5. mtneer macrumors 68020

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    An out of warranty on an iPhone 4S will be rather steep now considering a new phone is due within a few months. If you have an old smartphone or find one amongst friends/ family or pickup something cheap on CL, it would make sense to hunker down until the new phone gets out. If you can't do that, maybe get a 5S now.
     
  6. xcalum thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah it's definitely out of warranty. Well I'll take it to the Apple Store and try to talk to them, get it diagnosed and then see if I need a new phone.

    Thanks.
     

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