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iPhone dead after using Mobile Power Station

Hi all,

Hope you can help.

I have an 18 month old iPhone 3GS which I've always taken good care of. At the weekend I bought a Mobile Power Station whilst out and about as I saw it for a good price. (I'll call this the MPS from now on)

It's the one in the link below; I bought one for my brother a couple of years ago and he's been very pleased with it. He was actually with me at the time and confirmed it was the same one.

I charged up the MPS overnight using a Belkin iPhone in car charger. The following morning my iPhone had about 15% left so just before making a call I plugged in the MPS, heard the phone make the little 'I'm charging' noise and thought all was well. Just a few seconds later, the screen went black and I could hear a faint whirring/clicking/buzzing noise from either the phone or the MPS.

Since then I can't do anything to get the phone to power up. Tried soft reset, various chargers, usb cable in computer (windows doesn't even make a sound), and my Yamaha docking station which actually switches itself off after a couple of minutes! I've noticed that anything I use makes strangle little buzzing noises (very quiet) when plugged into the phone.

I've now found out that the phone isn't under warranty (we thought it was as it's a company phone) so need some guidance.


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Hi mark,

It is a bummer uh?

Ok ... By experience i can tell you two things, either your iphone will not come back to life, or your iphone's battery is screwed.

Note: some iphones come back just by separating the mother board from the batery for lets say, a minute and after get it all together again plug it in to the charger. Try this first.

My advice if that doesn't work... Before you buy anything, borrow a very good friend's iphone and take both apart. Replace your iphone's battery and plug it in to your original charger. Do not cry either if you see the apple on screen or not LOL :). If it comes on again, buy a new battery.

If not.... The only other part to replace and test is the charge dock assembly, it is located at the bottom of the iphone, includes the speaker, mic and antena.

If that fixes the problem, you may not have to replace the battery.

one thing i would do if the battery is dead, is try to give it a full charge in the other iphone before trowing it away.

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Thanks for taking the time to reply. I've just been inside the phone (a new experience for me) and disconnected all the ribbons for a while. This hasn't made any difference unfortunately, but worth a try I'm sure.

I will try and get hold of a spare battery to try. In the meantime i've ordered a new dock assembly.

Thanks again - I'll be sure to update here when I have more info.


Hi, I changed the battery and she's back up and running! Very pleased with that. Thanks for your help.

Last time I buy a cheap charger.


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