Apple logo with spinning wheel, can't enter recovery

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Kayly, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. Kayly macrumors newbie

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    Jul 26, 2011
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    Took my iPhone 3GS to have the screen replaced, it was working fine before I brought it in, but after the guy replaced my screen all it does is have the little apple logo with the spinning wheel.

    I have looked online already and here's what makes mine interesting:

    -iTunes IS recognizing the phone and is able to sync/restore it but restoring it does not solve the problem;

    -I can hold the home/power buttons until my fingers bleed and it will not power off/enter recovery mode

    -Once I DID somehow get it into recovery mode, from which I did the restore, and the stupid apple logo/wheel thing came back up.

    Does anybody have anything else I can try (besides going to the store and strangling the guy who did this)?

    P.s. he said he's got about 4 other phones with the same problem right now and is trying to blame iTunes/Apple saying they're trying to get rid of the old phones or some crap like that. :mad:
     
  2. mutchy126 macrumors regular

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    UK
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    If Recovery Mode is not working, Try DFU Mode:
    http://adf.ly/2Bj85

    (I hope that I help you)
     
  3. ylerT macrumors regular

    ylerT

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    Las Vegas
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    The #3 connector is most likely damaged. If you can restore the phone normally through iTunes but the only thing you get is the spinning wheel then you have a hardware issue.

    It may sound weird but search through my posts. It's happened to a few members who I helped out. It's also happened to me a couple of times.

    The only way to test is to open to the phone, unplug the #3 connector only and reboot. Leave everything plugged in but #3. If it boots, either the #3 ribbon needs to be replaced or the entire connector needs replaced.
     

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