I bought a new sealed iPhone 3GS from the vodafone store. ( Yes brand new one, it seems that they got some old phones stored of different brands and models. ) The problem is that this iPhone won't charge by any possible way:
- What happens when I connect it to the charger: The red charging icon appears then iPhone starts up till the activation screen appears, the top right battery icon appears as charging for the 1st time and after a few seconds it appears as fully charged.
- As soon as I remove it from the wall charger it turns off.
- Connecting with my pc/mac won't make it turn on. ( not enough power)
- I'm stuck at the activation screen due to the previous two points.
I went to the vodafone customer care and they told me they can't repair or replace it by the same model but I can return the phone and can get my money back. However, I love this classic phone and I want to keep it.
So my question is do you think that battery is dead because of being stored for more than 4 years or can it be something wrong with the iPhone charging circuit? In this first case I can take the risk and pay for the new battery but I won't open the phone in the second case and I will return it.