I have a 2003 honda civic, and the car battery went dead on me. I didn't have a jumper cable with me, but I had a car battery charger. So, I hooked it up to the battery and tried starting the car. Unfortunately, it didn't seem to give it a jump. Without recharging the battery completely, I was soon able to get a hold of some jumper cables and tried giving it a jump start. But now, even with the jump start, The car won't turn over... The electricity certainly comes on but when I turn the key, the dashboard lights (spedometer, etc.) flicker on and off rapidly and the engine makes a flickering noise, but nothing nearly close to the normal sound when I start the car.
I'm still in the process of charging the battery, and I can't test it out yet. But did I just fry my electrical system? Is there any way to know for sure without taking it in to the shop?