iPhone will not restore and is stuck on low battery screen?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by khenderson, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. khenderson macrumors newbie

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    I let my iPhone 3g's battery run flat a few days ago by accident, since then I have not been able to get the phone to recognize it is being charged. I plugged it into my mac and put it in DFU mode (i think), but my iTunes popped up with 'Unknown error, this iPhone can not be restored'. Now when ever I try to get it into DFU or restart it nothing happens except the red flashing no battery sign shows?

    Can someone please help?
     
  2. Btrthnezr3 macrumors 6502a

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    Have you plugged it into a regular wall outlet and left it plugged in for a while? Say 20-30 minutes?
     
  3. khenderson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes thats what I tried originally but no luck :(
     
  4. Poolmyfinger macrumors newbie

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    Help

    I have never seen this answer before but here's what worked for me and I found it accidentally.
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    I have an iPhone and an iPad and I only had 1 charger (my only Apple cord didn't work anymore so I had thrown it out and I thought maybe that was the problem, except my iphone charged fine with my pink cord) by my bedside, so I would just hook up the one that needed it the most before I went to bed.* Well one day I woke up to find that my iPad had a low battery, with the red battery picture. When I plugged it into the charger, it just kept recycling to the Apple logo and then the spinning wheel of death, and back again.
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    I did some research and couldn't figure it out. People who thought it was a dead battery still had the same problem after they sent it in and got a new battery* My iPad is not jail broken and half the "solutions" were over my head. I have over 1300 apps on my iPad, not to mention thousands of pictures, that I was just feeling so bereft and sad that I might have lost everything.* So I just let my iPad sit, and drained the whole battery down to the nubbin.* It was 2-3 days without a charger that I just let it sit.
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    Then I put it on the charger again and I noticed I still got the red battery symbol, but the red was a thinner slice. I went to work and left it on the charger all day. When I returned, one of my FB notifications came on and bam, there it was, my sign on screen or whatever it's called, where you slide the thingy across. And it was back!!!!!!
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    So I was overjoyed.* I'd also had a problem syncing with a warning that it overloaded my USB port. It was a separate problem, but I was able to sync it after that, and my iPhone too, so I was ecstatic.
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    Then the battery thing happened again about a week later.* I thought I had been diligent about keeping it charged but it went down after only a day off the charger.* Realized that I had FB and mail notifications notifying me in the startup screen, so that it was constantly turning itself on and off.* I have almost 5000 FB friends and 10 email accounts, so that was a lot of steady activity that I wasn't really aware of.* I have now turned off all notifications to every app, since they also come on my phone AND I bought a 2nd cord, a purple one, so now I'm set and don't expect to ever have that problem again.
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    Hope this helps everyone who thought they had a brick.
     

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