Installed new battery, wont charge, restarts repeatedly.
My 1st gen iPhone had a bad battery after a devastating earthquake in my town I was forced to use a car charger to charge it - ruining the battery (lesson there!!)
So I bought a replacement battery from dealextreme.com and installed it. I have done quite alot of these types of repairs before so was not worried. All the same I managed to break off the solder terminal for the white wire. I scratched the board back to the copper trace underneath and finished the battery installation ok (considering the mistake I had made).
The phone turned on fine, had 95% charge which dropped to 88% and seemed stable.
I put the phone on a AC Apple wall charger and left it for an hour to find the battery being depleted, even though the battery icon showed "Charging".
Overnight I left it on charge but the battery kept depleting and eventually the phone started cycling reboots over and over.
I've done a Home-Power hold reset - no help.
I've removed the SIM and has stopped the reboot cycle, but still will not charge.
The replacement battery had exactly the same part number on it as the old battery (an original Apple - P/N 616-0291) which I concede doesn't mean anything really since whoever made the replacement can print whatever they like on it.
Question - Why is the phone not charging the new battery, why is it repeatedly rebooting and how do I fix it? What exactly is the white wire for in the battery and is that the cause of this issue?
Thanks for your help
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