Solved

Iphone 4S gone suddenly dead

Posted on 2016-10-15
6
66 Views
Last Modified: 2016-10-15
Iphone 4s, I have for about 4 years. I have replaced the battery a number of times and was working perfectly. Completely dead. Does not respond to switch on button at top. Battery was charged at the time.  Had been using it in my car (bluetooth playing my Iphone music). What should I check?
0
Comment
Question by:Michael Murphy
  • 3
  • 3
6 Comments
 
LVL 93

Accepted Solution

by:
John Hurst earned 500 total points
ID: 41845000
First, it could have died. I parted with my own iPhone 4s about 6 months back as it had served its time and could not run newer IOS and applications.

Second, plug the phone into its AC USB charger (not a computer). Let it sit for 30 minutes. Unplug. Hold the top button down and continue to hold it down until you see Power Off. Swipe that OFF. Wait a minute and plug it back in to the AC USB charger and see if it starts.

Third, no luck, visit the Apple Store and see if they can make it run.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Michael Murphy
ID: 41845189
Will try. I have already let it sit for 30 minutes, unplugged it and held the top button down. No 'Power Off' appears. Doesn't sound good.
Out of interest when you say the phone could have died? What part of it is most likely to give up the ghost?
0
 
LVL 93

Assisted Solution

by:John Hurst
John Hurst earned 500 total points
ID: 41845193
Most likely a part (component) on the main circuit board has died. It is possible the charging circuit went bad. It is impossible to tell from this vantage point, but that is why I suggested the final step of visiting the Apple Store.
0
Three Reasons Why Backup is Strategic

Backup is strategic to your business because your data is strategic to your business. Without backup, your business will fail. This white paper explains why it is vital for you to design and immediately execute a backup strategy to protect 100 percent of your data.

 

Author Comment

by:Michael Murphy
ID: 41845255
John you are a genius. I ran the changer for an hour. Mind you I had intended to leave it a little longer before disconnecting. Then suddenly there was three loud 'bips'. The phone had opened and was registering a tiny red line of battery. It was charging and is doing so now.
Could it have been that using the phone with my car's Bluetooth (to play Music) had drained the battery?
In any case it is back working and you put me on the right direction.
I had connected the phone to the charger earlier for a couple of hours, but nothing had happened. It was a different charger setup.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Michael Murphy
ID: 41845256
Really grateful for this. The post advised a test which worked
0
 
LVL 93

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 41845257
Thank you for the kind compliments and I was happy to help.
0

Featured Post

3 Use Cases for Connected Systems

Our Dev teams are like yours. They’re continually cranking out code for new features/bugs fixes, testing, deploying, testing some more, responding to production monitoring events and more. It’s complex. So, we thought you’d like to see what’s working for us.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Monitor input from a computer is usually nothing special.  In this instance it prevented anyone from using the computer.  This was a preconfiguration that didn't work.
This video demonstrates how to sync Microsoft Exchange Public Folders with smartphones using CodeTwo Exchange Sync and Exchange ActiveSync. To learn more about CodeTwo Exchange Sync and download the free trial, go to: http://www.codetwo.com/excha…
CodeTwo Sync for iCloud (http://www.codetwo.com/sync-for-icloud?sts=6554) automatically synchronizes your Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010 or 2007 folders with iCloud folders available via iCloud Control Panel. This lets you automatically sync them with…

809 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question