Can't turn iPhone off.. Help!... it is like a zombi now...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kalayci, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Dec 25, 2006
    I put my iphone through x-ray machine in Houston prior to my departure to Amsterdam. I tried to turn my phone off it kept restarting after i did the "slide to power off"

    I did a reset from the general items menu but didn't help.. So I am in Amsterdam at the airport with an zombi iphone.. this is a company laptop so i dont have access to itunes either.. :(

    Please help

  2. macrumors 601


    Jan 6, 2004
    Western US
    Did you try a hard reboot? (Hold down Power and Home buttons together for 5-10 seconds)
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 25, 2006
    I did try the hard reboot still no luck... maybe i should find another machine install itunes backup my data and reinstall the firmware.. and restore my data..

    i have another flight in about two hours i guess i will put the phone on airplane mode

    thanks for the feedback though
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 26, 2003
    Las vegas

    did you jailbrake the phone ever since I jailbraked mine it'd been acting weird. I had to hard reset that cleared it up. Also I think a couple days ago my phone locked up and I just turned it off for a couple minutes and turned it back on and It was good. Sorry if that wasn't any help but you can always get a prepaid phone till you get back if you are not gone for 2 long. Hope you figure this out that has to suck!
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 25, 2006
    i solved the problem by luck.... when i was doing the slide for power off thing then it shows little circular bars moving then it was showing the apple icon again and restrating..

    what i did was, when i did the slide for power off the moment i saw the circular bar activity i pressed home key and held it until the phone turned off. intresting solution but worked.. the apple icon never appeared.. i turned it back on and i was was able to turn it back off again..

    thanks for all the replies..
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 25, 2006
    I thought I solved the problem. It did turn off once however never worked properly again. Battery started draining itself in 4 hours stnad by, etc. I got a new phone from Apple today. They exchanged it..:)
  7. macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2009
    You Rock

    I just wanted to say that I was at my wits end with my phone (seriously considering a trip to the dump) and this helped!! These things are so delicate it is your bff or your worst enemy. Thanks again, you made my night:D
  8. macrumors 68020


    Jun 27, 2009
    Miami, FL
    wow, thread from the depths.

    almost like a ............................... [​IMG]
  9. macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2009
    Turn Off Lcd/power Off Does Not Work

    Im using an iphone 2g, firmware 3.1.2.
    I recently jailbreak-ed the phone with blacksn0w.
    I installed cydia
    I installed BootNeuter
    I ran BootNeuter

    I was having trouble with detecting sim card
    I got the 'different sim card specified' message

    So i ran the diskaid program form windows

    I made a backup of the lockdown folder
    I removed the lockdown folder from the device

    The phone works fine now, except that i cannot 'turn off LCD or even switch off the phone'

    i tried force quitting and everything
    i tried re-pasting the lockdown folder.

    nothing seems to work.

    I need to make that top button work!... Please help

    Thanks in advance!

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