Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod, iPad, Apple Watch > iPhone

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Dec 10, 2012, 03:50 PM   #1
macrumors newbie
Join Date: Dec 2012
iphone showing a USB cord and itunes logo, won't start.

Two days ago my iphone happened to have some water damage occur to it. Initially the speaker wouldn't work- nor the home button.

Today I woke up and the speaker now works, not the home button.
My phone died, and when I went to charge a USB cord and an arrow pointing to the itunes logo came up. I followed the instructions and did a restore, and once I was able to turn on the phone. Now, after charging a second time, the same problem, except I'm not able to get past this screen. Every five minutes or so the black apple screen comes up as if it is trying to load my settings, but immediately goes back to the USB screen asking me to synch to itunes.

The home button still isn't working so I'm not finding any way around this.
Any advice? Thank you!
missa2152 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 10, 2012, 04:42 PM   #2
macrumors 68020
HankHowdy's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Victorville CA
Keep trying to restore it until it works and if it doesn't then maybe you damaged it with the water. Have it repaired or buy another phone.
"It just works."
HankHowdy is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 10, 2012, 04:50 PM   #3
macrumors 6502
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bedford, England
Firstly ensure you have a backup (or at least one that isn't so long ago before the damage that it matters little) & ensure the phone is completely dried out. Remove the sim, battery & cover etc. & let all of these dry (not connected to each other) in a warm (not hot) environment.

Once you are sure all moisture is gone, put back together & try the restore again. A good url for tips is below:


Hope that helps & good luck.....
andy.barron is offline   0 Reply With Quote

MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod, iPad, Apple Watch > iPhone

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
USB not showing up on boot start up thebadgator87 Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac 7 Feb 25, 2014 03:43 PM
Why won't boot recovery mode? Won't start even from boot usb cicchilitto MacBook 2 Oct 19, 2013 04:17 PM
Iphone stuck on itunes-usb logo tziortz iPhone 2 Jun 11, 2013 01:24 PM
iPhone stuck on iTunes-USB logo tziortz iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting 1 Jun 10, 2013 07:49 PM
iPhone 3Gs stuck on infinite recovery loop with itunes logo and usb cable on screen. iphonejunkie77 iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting 1 Feb 18, 2013 10:45 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:24 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2015, MacRumors.com, LLC