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

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by confused77, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. confused77 macrumors newbie

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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!
     
  2. belle93 macrumors newbie

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    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 :)
     
  3. confused77 thread starter macrumors newbie

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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
     
  4. noteple macrumors 65816

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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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