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ok my iphone 3g has been perfect the last two years, ive kept it cased in a speck armor case its whole life! It doesnt have a scratch on it but recently the last two days the battery has turned to crap. It doesnt hold a charge for long anymore maybe 4 hours! The only thing i can think of is i dropped it at the bar a few nights ago but nothing happened to it. All the impact was on the case! Im going to let it die completely and then recharge it completely cause i know that can sometimes work. Anyone else have a possible solution!
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I'd say get a new phone. Those are slow, now is the perfect excuse! You can also buy a replacement battery in the meantime.
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yea my upgrade isnt till september when the iphone 5 comes out!
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Originally Posted by pmrballer123 View Post
yea my upgrade isnt till september when the iphone 5 comes out!
yup im in the same boat, waiting till the upgrade. try jailbreaking and install auto3g. turns the 3g radio off when you lock the phone and does a decent job of saving the battery
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I just went through dealing with this about a month ago.

My wife and I have both had our 3GS' for a little over 2 years. The last few months, the battery life dropped to almost nothing. I could take it off the charger at 100%, make one phone call, and it would shut off after a few minutes. Even if I didn't make any calls, it would drop fairly quickly to 85-90% then shut off the first time I tried to do anything other than look at it.

I ended up calling AppleCare and setting up an advance replacement to get the batteries replaced. They did put a temporary authorization of $700 on my cc, then removed it when I returned the phones.

I thought that they would take my phones, replace the batteries, then ship the originals back to me, but they just had me keep the ones they sent out. They were "re-serialized", Apple's version of refurbished, but after doing a restore from a full backup of my old phone, they look and act like new. The total cost to me for both phones was $214.

I could have upgraded with a new contract, but wanted to wait until the iPhone 5 comes out. I don't know that I'll actually get the 5, but even if I don't, the price on the 4 will come down.

Once I upgrade, we'll still have 2 "iPod Touch 32GB" for the money I paid.

Just my 2c worth...hope it helps,

Rich
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post #6 of 9
googled and found these
http://www.ifixit.com/iPhone-Parts/i...tery/IF137-002
http://www.directfix.com/product/IP-...l#.TjIGjoIa-wk
i thought theyd be more than $15! why not just try and replace it for that price?
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post #7 of 9
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yea i saw that its fairly simple to do i may do it i let it die completely and recharge to 100%. I just took it off so ill see how it does!
post #8 of 9
do it a couple of times to see if you can recondition the battery a bit
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post #9 of 9
The problem with the batteries in cell phones is that they have limited amount of charge cycles before the battery has degraded to the point of being almost unusable. Add in heat to the mix and your battery degrades even faster.

If you can replace the battery in your Iphone try that to see if it will hold you over tilll your upgrade.
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