So I go to charge my 3GS...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by SimonUK5, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. SimonUK5 macrumors 6502

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    So i put my iPhone 3GS on charge after not using it for a month or two.

    Plugged the cable into my Mac Pro, sat the iPhone on the handle and plugged the cable in.

    It powered up, started charging, and a few minutes later.

    Bang.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    I would say two things 1, it's old and 2, it wasn't kept at a medium charge and powered down but left to go flat.
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    But how is it that it would do that?
     
  4. eoblaed macrumors 65816

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    That is awesome.

    I know it sucks your device self-destructed, but that image literally made me lol.
     
  5. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Storing the battery either with no charge or to much charge is bad for it and affects the stability of the chemicals.
     
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Ah. I better go check my camera batteries then. :eek:
     
  7. SimonUK5 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You have absolutely no idea on how lithium batteries work my friend....
     
  8. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    How do they work? What happened differently with yours?
     
  9. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Might want to read up

    http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/how_to_prolong_lithium_based_batteries
     

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