HELP! iPhone wont sync or even be found in iTunes!

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by jbute2k2, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. jbute2k2 macrumors member

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    So my iPhone was not syncing up with my itunes or any itunes for that fact and i tried a to restore and deleted all settings and all that jazz but now i cant even reactivate the phone...because no phone can be found on itunes ,....I NEED ANY HELP OR SUGGESTIONS.... keep in mind i am an at&t customer and the original owner of the phone ...i havent tried unlocking it or anything (its the first iphone)
    THANKs in advance!!
     
  2. canadianedge macrumors newbie

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    Same thing happened to me, still no fix for it. I tried everything, changed cords, computers installed this and that and nothing happened. Someone suggested that it might be the Pins on the bottom of the Iphone where you plug the cord into. I have a new docking pin on order and going to try to replace it when it comes. But solved the problem for now, I went out and bought the 3G today. If a fix comes for my 1st gen I will just sell it.

    Good luck if you find something out that I don't know about let me know. :apple:
     
  3. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

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    The most common problem that causes this is the usb connection, so try these:

    1 connect with a different usb cable
    2 connect to a different USB port
    3 connect through a powered usb hub
    4 connect to a different PC

    Question: can you see the phone as a camera in Windows Explorer?
     
  4. The Grood macrumors regular

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    I have had exactly this problem for a few weeks now.

    Have tried all the different USB solutions etc from Apple help. No joy.

    This also affects my iPod touch (but not the nano/shuffle etc).

    The iPhone does open iPhoto on connection - but doesn't appear as a device in itunes.

    Any thoughts?
     
  5. pyounger macrumors newbie

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    I have this same problem, and I have not messed with my iPhone either. You can see my iPhone in iTunes, but it will not sync. Calendars, bookmarks, etc. do sync. This started right after I upgraded to the latest iTunes (8.1).

    I have tried restarting computer and iPhone a few times. No good.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks for your problem.
     
  6. The Grood macrumors regular

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