iPhone does not work at all..

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  1. Jason18 macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys my sister gave me her old iPhone to see if could fix it but i'm lost.She told that she had gotten it jailbroken and little after that the phone just died it does not respond to anything my pc or mac doesn't even see it. I was wondering if you guys could chime inh and help me out if i fix it it's mine lol Help..

    Thanks Jay..
     
  2. Jason18 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Things that i tried before posting.

    1. I held down the power and the home button if thats what the one button is under the screen is.

    2. I downloaded the Blackra1n and ran that and got no where.

    3. Now I'm just stuck hoping to get some help.
     
  3. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    You're going to need to do some reading and searching on this site, but the first thing you need to do is restore your phone in DFU mode (please see my sig for the link). Once you do that you can restore your phone and setup as new. Then you can start syncing your stuff, which will probably bring up new questions for you, but try searching first. If you want to jailbreak, that's a whole new set of questions, which can be addressed by searching the many how to threads on here.
     
  4. Jason18 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the quick response I will give that a try.
     
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    That is your only hope. Try, try again.
     
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    It might take a bunch of times, you gotta time it perfect.
     
  10. Jason18 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    She had it for a while and she said just a little after the jail brake it went out it just like a paper weight.lol
     
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    I've found if you let go of the power button right after it goes black, it usually works.
     
  12. Jason18 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Will do i just have to pick up my son from school i'll do it again when i get back..
     
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    The only problem is this one only gives me a blank screen nothing else.
     
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yep, once you get the hang of it its easy.
    I had a friend spazzing out calling me every 2 minutes cause he couldnt get it into DFU and telling me its not possible.
    Some people cannot follow directions :D
     
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    Uh, by blank screen, do you mean black screen? That's DFU mode.
     
  16. Jason18 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Not sure i looks like its off it doesn't do anything, Sorry i'm new to the iphone i just have the itouch..
     
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    If it looks like it's off and you went thru the steps for DFU mode, then you're in DFU mode. It shouldn't be black to start the process (or at least it should show something). But after the `~8-10 seconds it should be black from then on. iTunes should recognize it after that.
     
  18. Jason18 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have a silly question I'm using my wire for the itouch does that matter the iphone is 3g does this require a different cable?
    If not i think i'm screwed.
     
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    as long as the wire is good its ok they are the same.
     
  20. Jason18 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Great i can't get this thing to do anything..
     
  21. Jason18 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think I'm going to have to bring it to the apple store tomorrow..:mad:
     
  22. Jason18 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So i checked it over with co worker today that has an iphone and it looks like the plug on the bottom of the phone is damaged as if someone jammed in the plug the wrong way,Can this be repaired?

    Thanks Jay..
     
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    Yes.
    You can have the bottom plug replaced at a repair shop or have Apple replace the phone for $200
     
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    Would you happen to know about how much it cost?
     

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