Revamped version of the iPhone 3G with faster processing speeds. Repair of this device is similar to the 3G, and requires simple screwdrivers and prying tools. Model A1303 / 16 or 32 GB capacity / black or white plastic back.

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Why won't it hold a charge after replacing the battery?

Changed 3GS battery. Battery icon reads full but phone shuts off after 10-20 minutes, giving 'low battery' screen.

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What happens if you put old battery back in?

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Haven't tried it. Would that offer any diagnostic clues? Guess it would show if the new battery is a dud. Is this common now? Seems like it was a year ago.

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"new" battery just means it is new to you.. the battery may have been manufactured a year ago and sat on a wharehouse shelf before being shipped to you, batteries degrade slowly whether being used or not.

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Tyr hard booting it - hold power and menu buttons down until apple appears and phone shuts off. It worked for me

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