iphone 4 not switching on or responding to anything, please help!

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by jpwebbuk, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. jpwebbuk macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2010
    hey guys/girls i was out on i night out and got lucky ;) and (tried) to get a girls number, little did i know my iphone 4 was completely dead, tried to restart it by holding the sleep button and the home button together, no luck! i'v tried plugging it in to the mains, no luck! (nothing comes up, not even the battery charge sign!) my computer can not find it at all, nothing is working! it is dead!!!!!!!!!! not sure what to do, i would take it back to the 02 shop but im a naughty boy and iv jailbroke it, so any suggestions? i know my warranty is void because of the jailbreak but if they cant get it on (like me)how will they know??? what do u think? shall i just take it to the shop and suffer the conquests? feedback plz!! thanks :)
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Hold down the home and power button together for 20 seconds or more and it will power back up.
    It happened to me before also.
    Very weird.
  3. jpwebbuk thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2010
    thanks but still no luck :( just gonna have to take it back to the shop
  4. TBR macrumors 6502

    Feb 14, 2004
    Blackpool - England

    Just wanted to say that your reply was one of the first google came up with and now my phone is up and running again. Thankyou.

    Very weird, I was using the phone then I put it to one side, came back 10 mins later and it was just a black unresponsive brick.
  5. sunny4080 macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2011
    Thanks a LOT!

    I was facnig the exact problem with my iPhone4 today...i recently received call and kept my phone back on the desk....after a few minutes i found out that the phone looks dead.....i searched on google and found your thread.....and guess what...it worked....BINGO....Thanks again...not sure if this isa Bug with IOS.
  6. ishaikh macrumors newbie

    Jul 27, 2011
    Thnx a Ton

    thnx a alot brother...m ihone 4 had also crashed...but i tired your solution in it worked...bt mine restarted before 20sec could complete....bt all is well now...thnx again...!
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Glad that my post from over a year ago is still helpful to others.
  8. awadeee macrumors 68020


    Jan 21, 2011
    Wisdom is eternal! :p

    P.S. Good to have you back Mr. Time-out. ;)
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Lol :D
    Thanks bro.
    I guess Im not a big hit with some of the Mods here:D
  10. kantharp macrumors newbie

    Aug 3, 2011
    A million thanks

    thanks a alot mate...my ihone 4 had also crashed...but i tired your solution and it worked...but mine restarted before 20sec could complete....all is well now...thanks again...!
  11. r.parekh macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2011
    iphone 4 dead

    Great guys...i had same problem ...solved by pressing these buttons.
  12. dlijhara macrumors newbie

    Aug 10, 2011
    Thank u guys, holding the sleep button and home did really work for me....thanks once again
  13. rajkumarmlr macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2011
  14. uvdpande macrumors newbie

    Dec 2, 2011
    Thanks a gazillion

    Man-o-Man! This tip really saved a lot of hassles. I had just got ready to drive towards the Apple Care.

    Thanks a Gazillion.

    I am a relative newbie to the apple world, but I fail to understand, why the most revered tech company never publishes these in an easily accessible way. :mad:

    Thanks once again.
  15. deoncam macrumors newbie

    Dec 15, 2011
    Thanks a bunch!

    I bought my iphone 4 before it was available here in the Caribbean. So imagine the hassle with the Third World Authorized Apple Service Provider's store if I turn up with this foreign sourced phone (it's now available locally but locked).

    Needless to say I panicked and spent quite a while pressing and holding buttons and combination of buttons for ages with no response. Fortunately before resigning to my faith I searched the net, and viola...

    I followed the instructions (skeptically) and... NOTHING. I then put down the phone for some reason, looked away for a few second and when I turned around there was the most welcome sight... the apple logo. It works as before now.

    I've never joined a forum but I had to to thank you 'Applejuiced', the tip was simple (before I held the buttons for 10 seconds) but it saved me lots of stress & more importantly, money.
  16. buddysmile macrumors newbie

    Dec 22, 2011
    Iphone 4 Problem

    Guys I did the same thing but its still showing the apple logo and its not showing the home screen its only showing apple logo for ever. Please help me guys.
  17. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Then plug it to itunes and restore it.
  18. muktananda macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2012
    Iphone4 not switching on

    Your answer really helped me in switching it on again.
    Very funny that the handset just went off the power and I had to hold the power and the other buttong for 10 seconds to switch it on again.
    Thanks a ton!
  19. stevekucia macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2012
    iPhone4s dead?

    I think I know the reply before I post but just in case. I have a 4 day old iPhone4s and am away from the country of purchase. I have the same dead experience as posted by a number of people.

    - Holding down the 2 buttons does not work
    - recharging does not work
    - restoring via iTunes eventually gets me an error 28

    I think it's really dead unless there are other ideas. I'm hacked off because I am away from the country of purchase and won't be back for another 4 days so without a phone.

    Not happy but would appreciate if there are any ideas.
  20. dixit.28 macrumors newbie

    Apr 3, 2012
    Thank you Dudeee....

    Dude Thanks a lot this is the best forum for MAC OS. I was bit afraid when my phone is not getting on..But watta solution :))) Excellent..Keep it up..
  21. iamapple macrumors newbie

    May 17, 2012
    My apple 4 3g not responding

    hi my iphone is not switching on when connected to power it comes on for 1 min and massage comes activation required...once disconnected it goes blank...when i connect to USB only logo comes for few seconds and then go blank..even i tried out pressing home button and home button but of no luck...

    can i any one suggest me any solution.
  22. sakin04 macrumors newbie

    May 21, 2012
    thanks guys!! i got really worried n thought my iphone was dead for real.. pressing the power n the home button together got my phone back on. :D
  23. jeff8640 macrumors newbie

    May 24, 2012
    Just had this problem with my iPhone4!

    Amazing! Worked perfectly for me. Thanks a million! It`s such a strange fault. The `phone was switched on and I went to use it and there was this blue screen, and it started random dialing!:)
  24. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.

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