apparent dead usb plug on iphone 3g

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jamt, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. jamt macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2010
    My roommate's iphone 3g stopped responding to his iphone jack into his car stereo, then i realized it's more widespread. it doesn't respond to anything.. pc,mac,wall charger, different usb cables... anything. when i turn it on i get a screen with a red battery in need of charge and then it turns off after maybe 3 seconds.

    the phone is well out of warranty. he has a backup blackberry but we would liek to get his pictures and stuff off his iphone. any ideas on how i can breathe life into this phone?
    thanks. i'm new here :)
  2. rsnaider macrumors member

    Aug 17, 2009
    Have you tried a can of compressed air? If you do, make sure the can does not squirt the liquid so hold it upright.

    I usually have a lot of lint in mine as I carry it naked in my pocket.
  3. viggen61 macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2002
    New Jersey
    Also, if you're down to the red line on the battery, it may take up to 10 minutes before responding to any stimulus.


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