Original post by Christopher,
Battery Won't Charge After Dock Connector Replacement?
I spilled water on my charging cable. I let it dry for a few hours, plugged it into my phone, and it seemed to work fine. After a few days it started having trouble. I would have to reinsert the cable once or twice before it would charge. Eventually it stopped connecting to any cable I had, so I took a look at the dock connector. That thing looked in bad shape. So I ordered a new dock connector.
I just got the new dock connector into the phone and fired everything up. When I plug the charging cable from either a computer or wall outlet, all I get is the icon telling me it is pulling power from the cable. It won't charge the battery.
I've done some troubleshooting already. I restarted the phone. I opened everything up, disconnected the battery and dock connector cables inside of the phone, recleaned the connection points using a q-tip with Windex, connected everything again, and closed up the phone. Still the same problem.
I'm really at a loss here. The phone wasn't submerged in liquid, so I do not see how there could be a short somewhere else such as with the battery or logic board. Any guidance on where to go from here would be appreciated.