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Scorpio70

  1 month ago

Mobile phone

My mobile phone died. Utterly kaput. It was working fine, was chatting with my mother. I put it down to go let the cat in, I came back and picked it up to see if there were new messages but it was dead. I knew for sure it was not out of battery either. Still I put the charger on but the 'red empty battery sign' didn't appear as it should've. No matter what I did, it's no longer working. It was an iPhone8+ which was obviously old. That is to say, it was bought in 2018 I think. Now I don't rely on my phone that much. I'm not one of those people who constantly use the phone and if I forget my phone at home I wouldn't turn back or anything and I also constantly just forget where I put my phone. I would say I can live without it.. BUT in 2021 it seems you really can't. I was unreachable for phone calls as I don't have a landline. I couldn't receive OTP on text, I can't access my bank account as I only do mobile banking, I also lost 6 bus tickets which were in the bus app and which I don't know if they will be there when I reinstall the app. I don't know.. right now I can't do anything.. I have a box with old phones but all of them broken, one of them not broken, an iPhone4S but locked screen and nobody knows the password. Oh well.. I'll have to ask Santa for a new one.. you just don't realize how much you need a mobile phone these days. But it did teach me a lesson as to never opt for text verification or codes again.
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Meryl10

  1 month ago
It annoys me intensely how we are made to have a mobile phone for anti fraud verification codes and such.. I don't do anything other than whatsapp and occasionally text and receive aforementioned codes on mine. I bank by landline phone! lol Reply
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trevjohn

  1 month ago
Howto remove / replace the lithium :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENLu-jli1P8
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trevjohn

  1 month ago
It's essential to own a working computer of some sort, with independent online connectivity - as insurance - I reckon... However, that aside...
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Can you physically remove then replace ( after 20 seconds :)) the lithium cell / battery, from inside the 'phone such as to do a hardware reset ? ;). Always worth a try, your data should stay put in non-volatile memory while that's being done.
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Beyond that if no joy... You might still try replacing the lithium for new then try a fresh recharge - failure mechanisms there vary in nature.
After that the parting of the ways ! For i-phone I'm not sure what to attempt next. Is your charger / charging cable definitely AOK ?
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Had it been an Android system with any other sort of mischief and at least trying to function ;)).. I'd make an external backup of essential media and documents if poss to uSD card, then remove that safely and re-format ( wipe the phone's entire contents & operating system ), re-install as new a version OS as the phone would allow and then add back the essential useful apps.
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Hawksmoor

  1 month ago
Funny you should say it's "died" - at first glance, I thought your photo showed a coffin lol Reply
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spartan3002

  1 month ago
I'm guessing Trevjohn will have suggestions later Hilde . Reply
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alansday

  1 month ago
As you say Scorps nowadays a smartphone is pretty essential for online banking even if using the website via a computer as they often send you OTP to gain access or verify transactions. Reply
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Mark_W

  1 month ago
I use mine a lot! Reply
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kenjamesh

  1 month ago
Maybe stop buying cheap Apple products......Maybe ? Reply
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survay12

  1 month ago
Hello Scorpio. We totally understand, but do not know how to help. We do have an i-phone, but are on Android. It is so dreadful. Hope you are able to get back online soon. xx Reply
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roselily1

  1 month ago
i had the same problem about a month ago ,battery just would not hold charge ,try taking out the battery if you can ,warm in your hand and re boot ,while plugged in to the charger ,sometimes it works and you can get a few extra hours out of it ,keep it on charge till you get a new one , Reply
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