iPhone 3GS won't turn on

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by sananda, May 21, 2013.

  1. sananda macrumors 68020

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    I plugged my iPhone into the cigar lighter of my car using the Griffin PowerJolt (for the first time). After about 30 mins the phone turned off and I can't turn it out again. I tried plugging it into the power adaptor for a while and then tried turning it on. I tried resetting it (by pressing the home button and sleep/wake button) while it was plugged in. I tried connecting it to my Mac to see if it appears in iTunes. I tried putting into recovery mode by connecting usb cable to iPhone (while the other end was plugged into MC) while pressing the home button. Nothing seems to work.

    This appears to be an ex-iPhone. Any ideas?

    Thanks
     
  2. MrMacMack macrumors 6502a

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    Anything come on the screen like connect to iTunes icon?
     
  3. sananda thread starter macrumors 68020

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  4. MrMacMack macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like a bigger problem than just the battery. If the battery didn't hold a charge phone would still power up if plugged in I believe, or at least produce the charging logo. Then again maybe not. Might be worth buying battery. Of course do so knowing that it might not solve the problem.
     
  5. sananda thread starter macrumors 68020

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  6. sananda thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I took it to the Apple Store but, unfortunately, they couldn't turn it on. I was offered the out of warranty repair i.e. a "new" phone.
     
  7. MrMacMack macrumors 6502a

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    And I think thats $99. Not too bad for a replacement iPhone in my opinion.
     
  8. sananda thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, it's very good value (£119 here).
     
  9. MrMacMack macrumors 6502a

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    I think Apple's out of warranty replacement plan is pretty decent.
     

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