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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New battery (616-0435) won't charge


The old battery in my 3GS wasn't holding charge as long as it should, so I bought a replacement online, but it won't charge!

The original battery was 616-0431 and it charged fine, but the new 616-0435 just shows a plug icon instead of a lightning bolt, and the battery doesn't charge.

I borrowed a known good battery from a friend's 3GS (616-0434) and it also charges just fine, so I know it's not the phone. I tried the 0435 battery in the other iphone and it will not charge in that phone either.

Everyone keeps saying that the 0435 is a universal replacement for all 3GS batteries - but it seems to be the only one that does NOT work for mine.

Do I need to locate a battery with an APN between 0431 and 0434 ?

Is it possible to frankenstien the little circuit board on the bottom of an older battery onto the Li-ion cell from a newer battery ?


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Turns out the battery was a fake! Blurred writing in some spots, missing writing on the back, etc. I found a legit 616-0435 battery from another seller and my phone charges fine!

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