iPhone Help Needed- Power Problem

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by jlm53089, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. jlm53089 macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2009
    Okay, I am going to try to describe my problem to the best of my abilities.

    My iPhone will not charge. Nothing will show up when plugged in, nothing will show up with out it plugged in.
    I have gotten some weird feed back that almost looks like something from white noise. As well it has an all gray screen and nothing really works that I have tried.

    I tried to put my iPhone in a belkin car adpater to listen in the radio and than a message had popped saying this was not made for the iPhone.

    I had than taken it to where I was going and plugged it in, did not notice anything and than left it, after awhile I came back and it was extremely hot.

    But no charge, and nothing on the screen.
    I have no idea what to do, any ideas from this community would be great, if not I will have to take it to the Apple store.

    It is a 8 gb 2g jailbroken and unlocked iPhone.
    If any other info is needed please let me know.

    Thank you for your time in reading this and all help is appreciated.

    Thank you
  2. leeburnett87 macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2009
    Sounds like you fried the phone. If the charger was made for iPods it probably puts out 10watts of power to charge it. iPhones only use 5 watts. Try doing a restore in iTunes. If that doesn't work (i'm assuming you'll get an unknown error) then you'll have to get a refurbed one from apple. Costs $199 but worth it. Just make sure you don't tell them it was unlocked and jailbroken. They won't accept it as a trade in.
  3. DPA macrumors 65816


    All iPod chargers after the 4G (colored screen) iPod put out 5 watts. It is safe to use those chargers but if you use anything before that you run the risk of frying your iPhone. Before you take it into Apple, I would send it into a place like iResQ or Mission Repair and they will figure out what's wrong with it. If it is less that $199 then I would have them repair it. It sounds like you fried the logic board or motherboard to me but they will be able to tell and give you a quote for sure. A refurbished iPhone from Apple is not $199, a new one is $199. It wouldn't make sense to sell the refurbs and new ones for the same price.:p


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