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flashing apple icon after battery replacement

I replaced my iPhone 4s battery. When I try to charge the phone, the apple icon keeps flashing but doesn't do anything else. Any suggestions?

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Thanks! I will try to reseat the connector first but reinstalling the initial battery may not be possible. The problem started when I was trying to sync my i phone utilizing i tunes on my computer and the battery died. The original battery was also discharging quickly too. I bought the replacement kit from ifixit. Thanks again for the help and I will let you know what happens when I reseat the connector.


If the phone turned off during restore, it could be a corrupted software issue. Following which you have to try and restore the software, but will loose everything if you don't have a back-up. To restore it, turn it off. Then press and hold Home Button and at the same time connect it to your computer. The phone will restart in restore mode (you will see "connect to iTunes" on the screen) and iTunes will tell you it has detected an iPhone in restore mode. You will be prompted to download and install the latest software. Accept and leave it undisturbed until the process is complete.

However, you say your phone turned off when you were connected to iTunes. The phone is draining power from the computer and is not very likely to turn off... You could have an issue other than your battery. When did this turning off start? Have the phone been repaired before? Liquid damaged? Dropped hard? Did this begin after a software update? This info could help narrow the possibilities.


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Why did you want to replace the battery to start with?

I'll assume the old one is discharging quickly, and needed replacement (if not, let us know why).

Try to disconnect then reseat the battery connector. What happens?

If nothing changes, you could have received a defective battery. Put back the old battery, if you still have and it still works. See if that solves your issue.

If you don't have the old battery, talk to your supplier. Ask for a replacement and try it. If they're not responsive, or the issue remains, try a battery from a different supplier. Get it from a reputed seller, don't go cheap.

If none of the above helps, let us know and we'll take it from there.

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Make a DFU restore, 90% of chance your phone will work again but you will lost all of your data on your phone.

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