I have looked everywhere and cannot solve this problem, broken iphone 3gs

confused77

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 2, 2012
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I recently purchased a few iphone 3gs's

I have one that would not work

It will not turn on, no matter how long it is charged

When I plug it into charge the apple logo constantly flashes

I cannot reset the phone

ive played with this problem for 6 hours and di countless amounts of research and cant find anything that helped.

if anyone could help me I would greatly appreciate it

thank you!
 

belle93

macrumors newbie
May 2, 2011
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Have you tried putting it into DFU mode? DFU makes sure, among others, that you can reinstall or insert a fresh install of iOS, if the current one is faulty.

Here's a guide to get into DFU mode:
- Attach the phone to the pc
- Turn the phone off
- Hold power and home together for *exactly* 10 seconds
- Release power but keep holding home until the pc beeps as a USB device is recognized.
- At no point will the display come on. Now your restore should work.

Good luck on your restore. Please post results :)
 

confused77

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 2, 2012
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DFU mode does not work I have tried that.

once i got it to stay stuck on the itunes, usb cable sync screen thats the only other update, but that was only one time

thanks
 

noteple

macrumors 65816
Aug 30, 2011
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You might want to try DFU mode with a different computer running iTunes.

And make sure you are using a known good or at the very least a USB cable from Apple.
 

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