software issue or charging problem
My iPhone 4s started having issues with the battery last month. ("Newly"installed before last xmas). I tried a "soft" recalibration by leaving it a long time to discharge and then charging it, but it never went beyond 1% according to the iphone, while having a good duration.
After a very long discharge, I started recharging it, and I wonder whether I screwed it by turning it off while it was rebooting. After that it never recharged...
I finally opened it to take a look, and I found a tiny smd (looks like an 01005 package) loose inside. I guess it is probably a resistor, although a can't make out any lettering on it. From what jessabethany said on an iphone5 thread, the phone should probably work even without this smd in place, but I wonder if it breaking off is connected with the charging problem. I don't have micro soldering tools, and cannot see yet where it came from (I don't see any obviously empty pads on the logic board). I have some pictures, and would highly appreciate any advice.
Here's the best picture taken so far, and cannot spot anything missing. Can anyone help???
Is this a good question?