iPhone 3G Screen Dead

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

  1. smt1192 macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2007
    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?

  2. Shawn D macrumors regular

    Dec 26, 2008
    I would take it to your closest apple store. They can diagnose it and if its under applecare, Replace it.
  3. skubish macrumors 68030


    Feb 2, 2005
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Hold down the lock and the HOME button until the apple logo appears
  4. smt1192 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2007
    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

    Sep 9, 2008
    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


    Oct 21, 2008
    Near a bunch of T-Rex
    How did it go?
  7. smt1192 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2007
    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

    Jun 19, 2010
    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

    Mar 6, 2009
    Bristol, England.
    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

    Mar 19, 2010
    good to hear, maybe ios4 will stop this from happening.

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