Iphone won't start up, computer won't register it

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by 1337s933k, Jul 18, 2009.

  1. 1337s933k macrumors newbie

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    I bought an unlocked Iphone recently. It's somewhat beat up, nothing bad. I decided to format it, to erase all the previous user's crap lying around in it. Only problem- it won't start now, and when I try to restore it in iTunes, it won't read the phone as being connected to the computer. When I attempt to turn it on, I get a picture of an apple, with a loading circle that'll freeze every few minutes; then the phone resets itself. Help please!
     
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    I'm gonna be honest, I'm not a tech wizard. What's DFU mode?
     
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    Could be a number of things. Are you sure the cable works? The part where the usb connects to the iPhone could be bad? Also, I've heard of people rebooting their computer and then it recogizes it.
     
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    Oh, and you're not getting to step 3 of the link I gave you?
     

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