iPhone 3G Wont Turn On Past Startup Screen

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by help!!!!!, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. help!!!!! macrumors member

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    I was syncing my iPhone 3G and I dont know what happened and the startup screen was just there frozen. I can restart it and turn it off but then it gets stuck at the startup screen. What should I do?
     
  2. Next Tuesday macrumors 6502a

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    Do a full restore. If that doesnt fix it, return it for a new one.
     
  3. help!!!!! thread starter macrumors member

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  4. Next Tuesday macrumors 6502a

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    I think theres a trick where u hold down the home button while ur pluggin it into your pc while itunes is open. Im sure someone else can chime in on this one.
     
  5. Next Tuesday macrumors 6502a

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    DId a quick search. U can try this. hold the power button and home button at the same time while u power it down... keep holding.. then it will turn back on and there will be the apple logo... let go of power button and keep holding home button. then u should be able to connect it and restore.
     
  6. Ojsakila macrumors newbie

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    hold the home button and the sleep button together until the phone turns off then let go of the sleep button while continuing to hold the home button... All the while you should be USB plugged into iTunes... After about 25 secs after letting go of the sleep button, iTunes will see the phone and start it's update process.
     
  7. help!!!!! thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok, I did that, it is restoring right now. But I just remembered that I had quite a lot of pic's that I took today and never imported them. Are they just gone? What can I do?
     
  8. mavis macrumors 68040

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    Sorry, but your pictures are gone. :(

    But, hey - why not join the party! This discussion thread at the Apple Support Forums has had almost 300 replies, and more than 14,000 views - it's full of people from around the world who have been having the EXACT same problem you've had. Good times!
     

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