iphone 3g won't turn on

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ph3n0m, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. ph3n0m macrumors newbie

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    I had to take the screen off for a sec to reconnect a cable to the screen, and now the phone won't turn on, or restart. I know I didn't damage anything.
     
  2. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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    does your PC or Itunes detect the phone when plug in?

    You might want to do a hard reset.
     
  3. ph3n0m thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No it doesn't, and that's what i usually do to "fix" it, but using the sleep/hold button is beginning to be more problematic. It is almost broken, and is sunk down into the phone partly, so I never know if it's actually being "hit"
     
  4. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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    This is the problem. Apparently, you did not turn the phone off before you took the screen out due to this issue. Since the phone is still live and you try to put back the screen (3 cables involve), you might short circuit some how.
     
  5. ph3n0m thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's odd. I've done this several times before, and never had the problem until now.
     
  6. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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    Try to press & hold home button for about 10 second and while holding home button, plug the phone into your PC and see if it wake up.
     
  7. ph3n0m thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nothing happened.
     
  8. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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    Unless you know if the logic board is good, nothing we can do at this time.

    Do you have any friend who is willing to lend you a phone that you can swap out the logic board to see if yours is still good.

    There are so many possibility wrong with your phone.
    1. Power button doesn't work. Therefore, you can't turn it on or put the device into DFU.
    2. Your Iphone charging dock might be defective.
    3. USB cable is also another possibility (this is lightly an issue.
     
  9. ph3n0m thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm positive mine is still good. The power button is just a bit touchy haha
     
  10. ph3n0m thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just like I thought, the power button was giving me a hard time. I opened 'er up, then toyed around with the power button, and now I got it to hard reset :cool:
     

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