[NTLK] OT: iPhone Battery connection - or?

Cecelia Sullivan ccs.kzz at gmail.com
Wed Nov 25 17:14:17 EST 2015

It's probably time to replace the battery. I thought my iPhone 3GS was crashing a lot (until it got to a point where it wouldn't boot up again until I charged it). Replacing the battery fixed some random crashes

> On Nov 25, 2015, at 1:53 PM, Berthe Marie Willumsen <bmw at bio.ku.dk> wrote:
> OK, I’ll bite on an OT:
> My 5s iPhone exhibits weird and unpleasant behavior and I ask for advice:
> It suddenly dies - black screen.
> If I try to wake it very soon after, by pressing home screen, I may get a pic of a battery drawing with a tiny red stripe at its bottom.Or not.
> But the iPhone at the time of ‘death’ may have told me anything from battery levels in the 70’ies to levels in the 20’ies.
> Only charging will revive it, and always, it reacts the same way:
> It sometimes briefly shows the empty battery (red stripe)
> The apple logo lights up
> the vibration sound comes on after - is it 7 sec?
> the lock screen comes on - another 7 sec? Maybe the absolute timings are different from what I state here, but always the same.
> I can then log in, activate sim - and the battery level shows what it did before it died - 70’ies or 20’ies or whatever.
> If I unplug it soon after revival it tends to die again soon, with the same rigmarole.
> So far, it always revives when plugged in. Been going on for about a month or more, because I’m chicken to give it to some shop to fix.
> It may tend to die when I ask it to do ‘heavy?’ things: update apps as I look for travel assistance or search - don’t know….
> Anyway, knowledgeable and always on and thinking techs:
> Is the battery dying?
> Is the connection to the battery dying?
> Is something else going on?
> What should I get fixed at the shop (provided I find one I trust)?
> Berthe
> MP2100, still alive, but sleeping pt…..
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