iPhone 3G Screen Dead

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by smt1192, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. smt1192 macrumors regular

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    Hello, I have a black 8GB iPhone 3G and have had it for 5 months now and have had no problems. Today, I locked the phone (hit the top right button) , and the screen won't turn back on. The phone vibrates when it receives a call, but the screen won't turn on. It has had no contact with water.

    Help? Does anybody know what is wrong?

    Thanks
     
  2. Shawn D macrumors regular

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    I would take it to your closest apple store. They can diagnose it and if its under applecare, Replace it.
     
  3. skubish macrumors 68030

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    Hold down the lock and the HOME button until the apple logo appears
     
  4. smt1192 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok thanks guys. I connected it to the computer and iTunes recognized it. I am doing a software reset. I can see the apple and the progress bar while I am doing the reset, so that is a good sign! If all else fails, I will take it to the Apple store.
     
  5. Etnies419 macrumors 6502

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    That happened to me for the first time the other day. I went to unlock it, and the screen stayed black and wouldn't turn on. Doing a hard reset (holding the sleep and home buttons) got it to work again. I haven't had any problems since then, and hopefully I won't have any more.
     
  6. sergiuria macrumors 6502a

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    How did it go?
     
  7. smt1192 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Great! Thanks for asking.

    Did a software reset and it hasn't acted up since. Even have all of my data backed up in iTunes. Thanks for your help. Hopefully this won't come back again.

    But I am rather curious what the issue was.
     
  8. anagrama macrumors newbie

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    still dead

    this happend to me a few weeks back and I haven't been able to get it to work.
    I've reset it and also restored it but nothing worked.

    any ideas?
     
  9. Nuttydev macrumors 6502

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    Mine does this from time to time but after furiously pressing the buttons it seems to decide to come back on :rolleyes: have had it completely go off once though but simply resetting it (hold the hold and home button) fixed the problem.
     
  10. twitchtwice macrumors member

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    good to hear, maybe ios4 will stop this from happening.
     

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