Dead iPhone 4. What to do?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Stinkytick, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. Stinkytick macrumors newbie

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    Yesterday I found my iPhone 4 shut off and obviously I thought it ran out of battery. However, as I tried to charge it didn't charge ( I tried two chargers), and now it is completely dead. I can't connect to iTunes, I've tried to hard reset (lock+home), can't enter DFU. It's just a plain brick, which is odd because it was in my pocket.

    Any ideas what it may be? What should I do?

    Thanks
     
  2. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    How long did you let it sit while charging?
     
  3. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    I agree, plug in to charge, and leave it alone for a few minutes. Don't try anything before that few minutes.
    You said you tried different chargers - did you also try a different cable?

    Maybe this page will help:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3281
     
  4. Stinkytick thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I left it at night charging and in the morning it was still dead, so I tried another charger (and cable) for at least an hour and nothing happened.
     
  5. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Bring it to Apple or an iphone repair shop for troubleshooting.
     
  7. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Dance around and go, Yeah, I can now upgrade!

    Seriously, what DO YOU want to do? How much money and time and effort are you willing to try to resuscitate this phone? Are you willing/able to do some electrical troubleshooting? Are you able/willing to open it up? Since you are posting here, we assume you no longer have Applecare?

    So no, there is no easy three-key combination you can push to magically bring it back to life.
     
  8. Stinkytick thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Actually, that's exactly what I did, however after the dance I decided to sacrifice a virgin and a lamb and suddenly the phone came back from the land of the dead.

    I ended up opening the iPhone and removed the battery, hoping that it would be a bad connection between the battery and the board and in fact it was. So everything's fine now and the phone is running and charging smoothly.

    Thanks everyone
     

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