3G iPhone suddenly can't charge

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ansetou, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. ansetou macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2008
    I have two questions:

    1. My 3g iphone suddenly stopped charging last week. It was after I had forgot to charge it one night and drained it to red. It's now in a state that it'll detect power plug in but just won't show additional charge in the battery. I tried the hard reset method and it didn't help. Does anyone have any idea?

    2. I took it to an apple retail store and all the rep did was trying to charge it for 15-min and said will just replace it. I'm ok w/ that. My only problem is I have some private information in it. Does anyone know of any method to completely wipe the flash in the state my iphone is in now? My company's admin told me he can send some signal to remotely request a wipe out of the memory on the iphone. However, that will only work if it ever gets online.

  2. DPA macrumors 65816


    Apple will not look at any information. If it is company policy to remove the information then have them contact the Apple store you took it to. They might allow you to take the flash memory stick out and wipe it or promise that they will wipe it once they get it working. Even if you didn't call them, your memory would be long gone because they wipe the memory and everything else when refurbishing it.

  3. marksandvig macrumors regular

    May 21, 2006
    lol.. i think it would be an awful lot of trouble for them to give u the memory stick.. considering its not just a USB flash drive. :rolleyes:
  4. ansetou thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2008
    I guess my worst case is to trust apple of wiping out the iphone's memory. Any other ideas about how to wake up my iphone?
  5. DPA macrumors 65816


    It would be, but I think that if it concerned company policy they may give it to you. It's not very hard to open up an iPhone and then if it really needs to be wiped, you can go at it with a strong magnet or a flame thrower!:p

    Besides, the data, at this point, it virtually inaccessible.


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