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Old Dec 1, 2007, 09:08 AM   #1
swartj
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Unhappy HELP! iphone black screen with scrolling white text

Need some help. iBrickr was uploading some files to my iPhone and then crashed. When I switch my iPhone on now, it only comes up with a black screen and white scrolling text, reboot and then does the same again. I have tried putting it into recovery mode, but this only switch the iPhone off. My PC also does not see it anymore in iTunes, nor does iBrickr, presumably because it is not starting up properly. How do I fix this? Please help...
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Old Dec 6, 2007, 05:36 PM   #2
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black screen white text ANSWER/THE FIX

I had the same issue as you. I called Apple support and this is what they told me to do.

1. Put your iphone in the dock, with the USB cable disconnected from your computer.

2. Make sure the phone is off (The only way I got the phone to turn off is to hold the power button + the home button for like 15 seconds)

3. Once you know the phone is off, press and hold the HOME button then plug in the USB cable to your computer, keep holding the HOME button the whole time.

4. Next it should put a Yellow Triangle on your iphone and it should say "connect to itunes".

5. Now restore your phone, and you should be GOOD TO GO!


HOPE THIS HELPS!!!!!!!!!

Credit All goes to Apple Support and me for typing this up. Haha
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Old Dec 16, 2007, 11:50 AM   #3
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Red face Oh my god!!!

I have tried unblocking my phone - but my laptop crashed (st00pid Windows) and my iPhone kept restarting and was displaying this white scrolling text. I was literally crying because I thought I had completely screwed my phone - and after endless searching on the internet I came across this thread and OH MY GOD it was a complete life saver!!

Thank you SOOOO much!!!!!!! You have NO idea how happy I am right now

Lesley
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Old Dec 16, 2007, 11:05 PM   #4
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Smile Whoohoo!

haha. I knew it would help someone out there!

GLAD TO HEAR THAT IT WORKED FOR YA!!!
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Old Dec 26, 2007, 05:39 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by seguse View Post
I had the same issue as you. I called Apple support and this is what they told me to do.

1. Put your iphone in the dock, with the USB cable disconnected from your computer.

2. Make sure the phone is off (The only way I got the phone to turn off is to hold the power button + the home button for like 15 seconds)

3. Once you know the phone is off, press and hold the HOME button then plug in the USB cable to your computer, keep holding the HOME button the whole time.

4. Next it should put a Yellow Triangle on your iphone and it should say "connect to itunes".

5. Now restore your phone, and you should be GOOD TO GO!


HOPE THIS HELPS!!!!!!!!!

Credit All goes to Apple Support and me for typing this up. Haha




Man, you saved my life, well not really, but you saved me a complete day of running around to Atlanta to get my phone fixed. Thank you sooooooooo much!!!
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Old Jan 17, 2008, 03:19 AM   #6
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i wish i could kiss u

u deserve an award for figuring that one out

props.... =)

i dont have to take my iphone all the way to portland now
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Old Apr 20, 2008, 03:02 AM   #7
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scrolling texts

I have the same problem of scrolling texxts and I tried your solution. That didnt work. As soon as I connect to PC, I get scrolling texts and cant restore the phone. I do get blue screen to with yellow triangle saying that connect to itune and then phone restarts.

Pls help!!
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Old Apr 27, 2008, 04:48 PM   #8
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Talking Thanks!!!!!

OMG!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I didn't know what I was going to do! I was so scared. I knew that jailbreaking your iPhone got rid of your warranty and I'm only 16 and I knew my dad wasn't going to buy me another one. I sat here for about an hour about to cry becuase all I saw was white text scrolling. I thought I had destroyed the insides of my phone. but i did a search for "white text scrolling on iphone" and your wonderful help worked for me!! I'm currently finishing my restore. Thank you so much. You're a lifesaver!
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Old May 24, 2008, 11:17 AM   #9
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Thx Soooo Much

U saved Me SOOOO much time THX





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Old Feb 6, 2012, 08:59 PM   #10
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Awwwwwwwwwwww

it does not work for me anything the pinnaple the hold the home botton it only toon me to itunes and usb cord i dont know what to do pleeeezz help me
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Old Feb 6, 2012, 09:17 PM   #11
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