Battery replacement went smoothly--why won't it charge?
The original battery for my iPhone 3GS--a little over two years old--was no longer holding a charge, so I opted for a replacement from iFixIt to try to address the problem.
The process of replacing the battery went smoothly, thanks to the great guide and photos. However, I let the battery charge overnight (for about 7 hours), and in the morning it was still not above the minimal charge level. (Added to this, when I connect it to iTunes, my computer doesn't even "see" the iPhone.)
I've tried the various fixes helpfully mentioned on this site: cleaning the 30-pin charging connector, making sure that ribbon #4 is firmly seated, making sure the screw underneath the "do not remove label" is tight, trying different chargers...but I cannot get the phone to charge at all. Any suggestions? Or was I simply sold a dead battery?
Is this a good question?