iphone 3gs wont turn on.

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  1. lewys, Dec 14, 2010
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2010

    lewys macrumors 6502


    Jun 18, 2010
    my girlfriends iphone 3gs 16gb ran out of battery last night and she plugged it in to the car charger for about 20 mins and it didnt turn on.

    when she got back to the house we put it on charge for around 10 hours and it still hasnt turned on.

    anyone know what the problem could be?

    EDIT: It isnt the charger as i have tried other ones and they all charge my iphone 4 and ipad. it also doesnt have the battery/ lightning bolt on the screen, its completely black. i have tried holding down the two buttons to reset.
  2. PsstGreek macrumors 68040


    Oct 21, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    Connect the iPhone to your computer and put the iPhone in DFU mode. Hold down the power and home buttons, until iTunes picks it up.

    DFU mode: http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=1034

    Eventually after you keep restarting the iPhone, it will turn on, unless it's simply a battery issue.

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