iPhone overheated and now stuck in recovery , wont be detected

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sako94, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. sako94 macrumors regular

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    hey so heres the story, right before my ACL knee surgery i was using my iphone and then suddenly it turned off and was stuck in recovery mode. I couldnt do anything but after i woke up from surgery my mom told me the phone was burning hot then randomly cooled... the phones battery died i recharged it but now it wont get detected by itunes and its stuck in recovery, what should i do? how should i get itunes to detect and restore


    iPhone 3G 16gb
    thanks
     
  2. RichL macrumors 6502

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    Wouldn't it be smart to just go to a Apple store?
     
  3. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Try putting it into DFU mode and connecting it to itunes.
     
  4. sako94 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Rich ... its been over a year im not going to pay 200- 300 dollars for a refurbished one.. ill just go buy a brand new one if thats the case...


    and yeah i tried still wont get detected !
    Help?
     
  5. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    It would be $199 for a refurb. So if you can renew your contract and get a new one for $199, then go for it.
     
  6. sako94 thread starter macrumors regular

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    so theres no other way to fix it?
    guys come on , this is the macrumors community , can someone figure somethiing out?

    again the problem is phone is stuck in recovery mode and wont be detected by itunes , im running mac but also can use PC if necessary....

    what should i do to make it get detected , DFU mode didnt seem to help ... thanks for all feedback so far
     
  7. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    You could try iRecovery but I am doubtful.
     
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  9. marksman macrumors 603

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    I think your knee surgery killed your iphone.

    Send that into House and maybe they will pay you some money and you can buy a new one.
     

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