Help with unusable iphone 3g.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by i'm.huMAC, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. i'm.huMAC macrumors newbie

    May 17, 2011
    I've been having trouble with my iPhone 3G.
    It can't be turned on unless it's plugged to a wall charger. When it turns on, it shows me the Apple logo for like a minute then the "Connect to iTunes" screen. Whenever I unplug it from the wall to plug to my laptop, it dies.
    It won't turn on when I plug it to my MacBook. I was hoping restoring the device would fix the problem but how am I supposed to restore if it won't turn on when plugged to my laptop?
  2. PsstGreek macrumors 68040


    Oct 21, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    How long are you letting it charge for? It could be the battery going bad.
  3. i'm.huMAC thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 17, 2011
    Yeah, I guess my battery's gone bad already. What could I do about it?
  4. sou1 so1di3r macrumors 6502a

    sou1 so1di3r

    Jun 26, 2008
    Denver, CO
    Replace the battery with a new one. You can get them off ebay fairly cheap I believe

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