iPhone 5 heats up and doesn't charge

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  1. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

    OrangeSVTguy

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    Well typical. iPhone is a few weeks out of warranty and just today, I noticed my phone wouldn't charge after being plugged in half the day. It was about down to 10% and it died pretty quick after that in standby. I noticed it was warmer than usual. Now I just plug it in the charger or computer and the battery stays low and will not charge at all. I can't tell if the computer is even recognizing it since it won't charge up.

    I've tried with a few different thunderbolt cables and chargers and my computer. It just get really warm and won't charge up.
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I'd take it in to Apple and see what they say. Maybe they'll replace it for your out of warranty. If they don't, they may tell you WHAT is wrong with it and you can order the parts and do the repair yourself.
     
  3. paulbennett95 macrumors 6502a

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    Try doing a DFU restore first. If that doesn't fix the issue, take it into an Apple store, they may/probably will be generous
     
  4. PNutts macrumors 601

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    Try a reset (sleep and home buttons at the same time). It sounds like you have a process that needs terminated.
     
  5. OrangeSVTguy thread starter macrumors 601

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    I've tried the hard reset and I just blew out all the ports with compressed air.

    I just have the black screen with a dead battery telling me to insert the cable to charge it. Plug it in and it just shows the low/empty battery and it won't charge.
     
  6. blueroom macrumors 603

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    I'd take it in to Apple and see what they say. Maybe they'll replace it for your out of warranty. If they don't, they may tell you WHAT is wrong with it and you can order the parts and do the repair yourself.
     
  7. OrangeSVTguy thread starter macrumors 601

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    Um. Why did you copy and paste a previouos response? :confused:

    I wonder if it has to do with the .3 update?
     
  8. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Because it sounds like a hardware issue, take it in to Apple for their opinion. If it's busted they'll tell you, they may even offer an OoW replacement.
     
  9. OrangeSVTguy thread starter macrumors 601

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    Well it just turned on. I've left it plugged in my computer for the last few hours.
     
  10. blueroom macrumors 603

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    In that case do a DFU restore, that should fix any wonkiness at the iOS level.
     
  11. OrangeSVTguy thread starter macrumors 601

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    Well I got it up to like 25% charge and took it off since I shut down my computer. The battery went down quick as I noticed it got extremely hot in my pocket and was down below 10%. I've already shut down all apps running in the background so I don't know if it's software or hardware now.

    It died within minutes of that and when I plugged it back it, the white screen with the Apple logo pops up for a few seconds and turns off and repeats over and over.

    I was able to sync it one last time so I'm just gonna go to the Apple store and get a new one today.
     
  12. OrangeSVTguy thread starter macrumors 601

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    Figured I'd put it in DFU mode and restore it. At least now I can see if the unlock works since I never restored it before to activate the unlock. It's restoring right now.

    I will post back what happens.
     
  13. Jacksonc macrumors 6502

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    Ahh, I know the problem. You stated that you used several thunderbolt cables. That must have caused a severe problem on the charging port. That's bad. Try using lightning next time! LOL
     
  14. OrangeSVTguy thread starter macrumors 601

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    Well it was the battery. Just installed a new battery and did a full restore. Now it's working beautifully again.

    Kinda funny how the battery dies a few weeks out of warranty. Guess Apple sent my phone a kill battery command to force me to upgrade :D
     
  15. MrXiro macrumors 68040

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    That sounds like symptoms of getting it wet... I did kill the lightning port on my first iPhone 5 though. It stopped charging or would need multiple plug-ins to charge. It was within the first 6 months of owning the phone so I got it replaced.
     
  16. OrangeSVTguy thread starter macrumors 601

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    My phone's never gotten wet. I checked the water marks and none were set off.
     
  17. MrXiro macrumors 68040

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    Hmm saw your last post... Battery fried itself... wonder what could have caused it. Did you use any 3rd party chargers/cables?
     

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