iPhone 4S won't power on

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by andrewfx, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. andrewfx macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    So earlier I was charging my phone and I left it to charge, I came back and felt my phone and it was pretty much burning my hand, and displaying the overheating message. I took the phone out of charge and left it ten minute to cool down. I then left the house and tried to use the phone but the battery started to drain stupidly fast (probably about 1% every 2 minutes) and it still stayed extremely hot. I tried turning the phone off for about ten minutes to see if it would cool down, but nothing. I powered the phone back on as I needed to use it.

    When I got the home the iPhone battery had died. So I plugged it in expecting it to charge up, but no. Everytime I plug it in (to the wall of my macbook) it just displays the apple logo for about 5 seconds, then goes black, and repeats. When I take it out of charge nothing happens at all, I cant power on or do a hard reset.

    I held the power button and home button for 10 seconds then took the power button off forcing the phone into restore mode so basically whiping my phone (which I really didn't want to have to do) but even this hasn't fixed it! The phone still does exactly the same thing, and iTunes only recognises it after I restore it again and again. I tried to restore the phone on iTunes and got an error 2001.

    I'm really frustrated here as I can't get a genius appointment till Wednesday so will be without my phone for FIVE days. Any suggestions?
     
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  3. MetalGearTW macrumors member

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    go on craigslist and get a cheap ($10 - $20) dumb phone for calling and texting.
     
  4. andrewfx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That isn't really a solution to fixing my phone now is it.
     
  5. MetalGearTW macrumors member

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    Guess it was a bad idea to offer a suggestion! oh well.
     
  6. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Most likely battery gone caputz! change battery.

    AND stop charging it if u don't want to cause further damage, unless that's an excuse to upgrade then go ahead, and be sure to place it where a fire won't burn down the house or explosion wont hurt anybody. :)
     
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  8. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    Seeing as how you will have no phone until Wednesday, I would say that's a good solution. As others have said, the battery is hosed so you will need to take it to an Apple Store to replace the battery.
     

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