iPhone died - Wants restored, blank screen

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  1. codenamecueball macrumors regular

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    So, i'll summarize. iPhone shows red battery screen, plug it in to charge, it sits with the red battery and zap icon for 20 minutes. Unplug it, plug it back it, iPhone screen goes yellow. Plug it in again, nothing. Put it in the computer, it wants restored. Piece of ****. What do I do
     
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    Uh, restore it?

    Try to get it into DFU mode (see my sig).
     
  4. codenamecueball thread starter macrumors regular

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    I am restoring it, but its frozen on 'Verifying iPhone restore' and showing the indefinite scroll bar.
    Also, it wanted restored, I have been using iPhone OS since 1.1.1, and I accidentally updated to 1.1.3, then paid for the mail, weather stocks etc update. Good times

    Also, thread music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OPhZ6fHDDw
     
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    You paid for an iphone update?
    All iphone software updates are free.
     
  6. codenamecueball thread starter macrumors regular

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    It was a 1st Gen Touch....

    Also, iTunes has frozen at the restore, should I force quit?
     
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    Just hold the home and power buttons to get it into DFU mode.
     
  8. codenamecueball thread starter macrumors regular

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    Did you even read what I wrote.

    iTunes..... Trying to restore... Can't restore, it's freezing... What do I do, should I forcequit?
     
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    On your first post you said iPhone died.
    If itunes freezes on the restore try restoring it on another computer.
    Put it in DFU mode and then restore it.
     
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    Seems like you're not reading or understanding. Just do what I said.

    In your words, "force quit" is DFU mode. It's either DFU mode or nothing. Please go to the link in my sig and make sure you do it right.
     
  11. codenamecueball thread starter macrumors regular

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    No, I did that, it didn't work.

    [​IMG]

    Do you know what that is?

    Have you guessed it?

    Yes! It's the force quit menu!

    Stop whining 'DFU' because right now, this is a very attractive paperweight, with a nice un-complete bar of restoring on it.
     
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    Perhaps learn how to write better. You're talking about the iPhone and then you write "it" and "its" (sic). However, we're supposed to know you meant "iTunes." Do YOU get that?

    So, since you're rude, GLWT.
     
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    Have you received your paycheck from Arn this week? I haven't got mine. I hope he still will pay me, because I was trying to help here. :confused:


    :rolleyes::D
     
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    Lol:) Nope, he told me the check is in the mail...
     
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    Anywho. Since I'm not mean, I'll tell you what you need to do. iTunes is frozen, probably because you installed a carrier hack or something, and if you restore on another computer, you'll be fine and iTunes won't freeze.

    Try to be a little more patient next time you want help. Some members here wait 24 hours or longer to get a response. Some don't ever get one.
     
  17. codenamecueball thread starter macrumors regular

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    I tried on a Windows laptop, it says it's restoring, windows does too, dosen't freeze, just sits there, continuing... contining...
    This morning, I woke, held the lock and home buttons to see what happened, and lo and behold, the 'Connect to iTunes' screen appeared!

    Since I had called a taxi, I ran up to my Mac, docked it, opened itunes, activated it, and ran off to my place of education.

    The battery died midday, and with it, my hopes.

    I put it on charge, it had the red 'zap' icon, I unplugged it, put it back in, the screen went completely yellow.

    I am going to go to Glasgow's Apple Store, and get this thing fixed.

    How much will they charge? It's out of warranty.
     
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    [​IMG]
     
  20. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    What's that supposed to mean?
    I'm sorry for ever trying to help you in the first place.
    People like you don't appreciate anything.
     
  21. codenamecueball thread starter macrumors regular

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    No, I appreciate it, it's just quite a bit of money, and in the current financial climate, i'm skint
     
  22. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Not exactly true. The battery replacement out of warranty program (assuming it's the battery, which it sounds like it is) is $85.95 in the U.S.

    http://www.apple.com/support/iphone/service/battery/

    Funny pic. I'll add that to my collection.
     
  23. codenamecueball thread starter macrumors regular

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    There's an animation to go with it.

    So it could be the battery?
    Also, it was in my pocket, and I was in a shower (the changing room was cramped as ****) someone pushed me into the shower button, and my stuff got wet, could it have been that breif exposure with the shower? I know apple will say but still....

    Out of warranty vraggh.... 2 months... two months
     
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    Okay, that's worse news. If you have water damage, then what Applejuiced wrote is the cost (i.e., ~$200). You can try to look at the water sensors to see if they are pink or red. You really can't see them with the naked eye though. The Genius has a little magnifying/light tool that they shine to see them better. One is in the head phone jack. Another is in the middle towards the back of the iPhone in the Dock Connectors. Two others are inside the iPhone. If they don't see water damage outside, they won't check inside. Don't say anything about possibly getting water damage though. Anyway, you can try to see if you have water damage. If you don't then you get to pay the lower price.

    BTW, if you have only had it for two months, the battery will be free. But you said it is a 1st Gen, so I'm confused. If you got a refurb from Apple, you still get a year warranty.

    I just reread all your posts. This is an iPod Touch? If so, water damage is $99. IDK what the battery costs, since I can't find the link for the $99 cost, but I know it is that.
     

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