iPhone not charging or recognizing cable/computer
I have my friends iPhone 5 that is not recognizing it is plugged in to power. Also itunes is not recognizing it on the computer. He recently replaced the battery (not from ifixit probably ebay). Can the battery itself cause the phone NOT to recognize that the phone is plugged in?
When I hit the power button, the flashing red battery is there with a lightning cord symbol on the bottom. Normally, when you plug it into a power source, the lightning symbol goes away and it just shows the battery. In this case, when plugged into a power source the lightning symbol is still there as if it doesn't recognize that it is plugged in. I used a wooden toothpick to pick out some lint in the port, and still nothing.
A few things I did was try using multiple known good OEM lightning charger cords and still no dice. I opened up the phone and disconnected, and reconnected the battery cable but no luck either.
Can a crappy battery cause the phone not to recognize the cord? OR is there a deeper issue here?
Is this a good question?