Series 2 won't charge or turn on

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by kat.hayes, Jan 23, 2019.

  1. kat.hayes macrumors 6502a

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    I am helping a friend with her Series 2 watch that she has had for about a year and a half. All of a sudden it will not charge and will not turn on. We tried two different chargers. She brought it to the Apple Store and they said that since it is out of warranty it will cost $279 just to figure out what is wrong with it...obviously not worth it. Curious if anyone has heard of this happening? We tried pressing and holding the crown and button while it was on the charger and nothing happened...Thanks.
     
  2. akash.nu macrumors 604

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  3. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Depending on the number of battery cycles, the battery may be fully depleted. If it is able to power on, Apple is able to determine a battery regulatory test conducted either in-store over the phone for the Apple Watch.
     
  4. oeagleo macrumors 6502

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    Perhaps it's simply that the battery has discharged very low. Try leaving it on the charger longer, say all day, or all night, and see if that will bring it back to life. I think it's fairly obvious that the battery is discharged, question is "Is it just really discharged"? or is it "Totally dead".
     
  5. rgyiv macrumors member

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  6. kat.hayes thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the info...it sounds like the batteries are only designed to last 1.5 - 2 years...
     
  7. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    With the size of that battery, I won’t say it’s was “designed” but more like it is restricted.
     
  8. ChrisChaval macrumors 6502

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    1.5 years of normal use should do nothing to the battery, unless repeatedly drained and/or left in very hot or cold environments

    here is a 2015 MR article covering the watch battery :

    Apple Watch Battery Designed to Last 1000 Complete Charge Cycles
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    this is a good advice

    had this problem with my iPod touch years ago. it would not turn on no matter what

    left it plugged in for an extended period of time, it came back to life and still is working today
     
  9. rgyiv macrumors member

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    Any updates on this story?
     

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