I had my phone replaced after a year so the phone is new but the battery is old. Recently it would shut off (even if it had battery life) and not turn on until I took the battery out and put it back in a couple of times. Yesterday a grey battery icon appeared and when I plugged the phone in the led blinked orange and green. This morning the phone would not turn on at all even after fiddling with the battery. Is this a phone problem or will replacing the battery work?
I would certainly try a different battery before replacing the phone again.
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Wow lilbear522. That's definitely strange behavior for your phone. Has your phone or the battery been exposed to any liquid or any physical damage? Was your original phone replaced for a similar issue? Are you still using the original charger and battery that came with the first phone, or are you using a third-party accessory purchased after getting the original phone? Please share details.
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I assume that you know how many different car problem scenarios you can have with a bad or going bad car battery as the battery gets older??? (Just imagine how much smaller the guts of that phone battery is and probably puts up with a lot more abuse in the way of charging/discharging and inpact/vibrations) Between 3 cell phones and different batteries (and different points of their lives) I've seen different negative scenarios happen. Yes, definitely try a new battery!