Series 2 won't charge or turn on

kat.hayes

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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.
 

Relentless Power

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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.
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.
 

oeagleo

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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".
 
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kat.hayes

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Thanks for the info...it sounds like the batteries are only designed to last 1.5 - 2 years...
 

ChrisChaval

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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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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".
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
 
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