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Charging logo but not charging?

This started last week. I noticed my iphone 5s battery percentage wasn't increasing but the lightening charging indicator is coming on!

So after a look around the internet I couldn't find anything the same.

I tried changing the charger to another working one in our house. still the same

I tried doing a reset (holding down the power and home button until the apple logo comes on then releasing)....still nothing.

I tried clearing the phone and fully resetting every, nothing still.

I do keep my phone updated, however this happened long after.

So sounds like the battery right?....

I changed the battery and it charges like a trooper, woohoo!

First thing I notice is that it seems to stay at 100% for too long.

After 2 days it starts to drop to 95% and won't charge again.

So I change the battery again, and it charges again...

Same thing as above.

after fitting the battery the 2nd time around, I charged it for 8 hours as they tell you to when buying a new phone?

but still no joy.

I'm wondering if theirs something you're supposed to do when fitting a new battery?

Or... do you think the board is gone?

Or..just another faulty battery?

Seems funny that they all do the same.

Before all this, my original battery was just fine.

Update (08/02/2016)

Hi, Nothing went wrong with the change over at all. I'm not a repair guy but I'm quite handy with this sort of thing.

I just find it funny how it charges for 2 days then stops.

Unplugging the battery for a few minutes doesn't get it charging again either. the only way to get it to charge is to fit a new battery. almost like it's popping a fuse inside the battery? might be over charging?

If it's not the battery, then the original battery must not have been at fault in the first place.

But still can't understand why it charges when changing the battery.

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Sounds like the charging ic chip is faulty in a way. Might want to check if any small little components near the battery connector on the logic board are missing.

Can you take a picture of the battery connector which is next to the small little components? (about 3-5 of them are above the battery connector).

The issue you are having will most likely have to require board level repair of replacing components on the logic board. I'd take it to a repair shop that does board level repairs.

I had a client that had the same issue after they changed the battery themselves once. We replaced battery multiple times, same issue. Then we found out that the client chipped off one of the components above the battery connector. So we took the same component from another iPhone 5 logic board and put it there to fill the missing spot.

Apparently I was told this was a fuse to the battery gauge reading from the battery to the logic board power circuit.


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hello you might try changing the charging connector, if after having replaced the problem remains I think the motherboard may have suffered damage

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