this weekend my wife’s Fairphone 3 (1 year out of warranty) stopped working. It also won’t charge: no light turns on when it is plugged in. Even on chargers and with cables that have previously been used to charge it successfully. Earlier that day we noticed that it was charging slower than usual (or so we think).
I suspected an empty/defect battery or defect bottom module and ordered a new battery which arrived today.
Sadly it won’t charge with that either and still does not turn on. I believe that the new battery should have enough charge to at least try to boot. Therefore, I something more fundamental than the battery must be broken.
Do you have any hints what might be the problem and how to verify/repair that?
Yes, I tried 3 different chargers and 4 different cables all of which worked with this phone before it shut down and all of which still work with other phones.
Thanks, I’ll try that but I have little hope because of the next point:
Would this preclude the newly bought battery from working?
I did this before posting, they referred me to this forum,
The nearest one is located in the next big city. Getting there and back again costs more than the replacement parts (unless I need to replace the core module).