Iphone 3G won't turn on - Hardware failure?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by nad8e, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. nad8e macrumors regular

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    I've read through all the postings I can find on here about different button and plug-in sequences to boot/charge/so on. None seem to work for me this time. (They have in the past.)

    The phone had very minimal battery left when I was laying in bed texting last night. It went dead with the little round dashes thing turning. I plugged it into the charger I use regularly. When I woke this morning: [
    • It will not turn on at all
    • Nothing will come up on the screen
    • Tried different charging cords on different outlets and on my :apple: MBP
    • Pulled the face off to verify internal cables were plugged in (done a few digitizer changes in the past)
    • Pulled the SIM card and put it back in
    • Tried all of the sequences of holding in power/home and plugging/unplugging I can find

    After all this, I can get the phone to do nothing... Does this sound like a random hardware failure? Battery failure? Is there anyway to verify? :confused: Any other suggestions of what I can do to start the phone?

    (The heated windshield in my RR randomly cracked in the garage last night too, so I'm not beyond believing ghosts did this.) :(
     
  2. Boereman macrumors member

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    ^LOL

    Maybe the dock connector had given up the ghost... See what i did there XD
     
  3. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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    Try new battery or if you have friend with an iphone, open his and swap your logic board in an turn it on. I think most likely the battery is end of its life.
     
  4. Boereman macrumors member

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    Very possibly.
     
  5. nad8e thread starter macrumors regular

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    None with an iPhone 3G who would let me open it up! :rolleyes: Maybe I could buy these parts online? :)

    I've wondered if this could be the case... But, I would think the phone would still do something when plugged into a power source? Will a 3G work plugged into power with no battery inside?

    I suppose I could yank the batt and take it to a battery store and have them test it?! :confused:
     
  6. Boereman macrumors member

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    You can get batteries online but you cannot buy logic boards at all.
     

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