Iphone wont turn on..

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by esadb, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. esadb macrumors 65816


    Nov 29, 2008
    Well i just bought a iphone from a guy here locally for 60$, that cant be turned on and it wont charge. It came with everything.

    Its a 3g white 16gb.

    Question is i tried that home button+ pwr button combo doesnt seem to do it.

    Any further suggestions?
  2. actorkid macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2008
    you got scammed

    check the water sensors...see if those are set off
  3. iceterminal macrumors 68000


    May 25, 2008
    Dallas Tx.
    Find the guy and then use a hammer to reset him and the phone.
  4. bjquach macrumors 6502

    Jul 8, 2008
    Water sensors red/pink???

    Try just charging it. Maybe the battery is completely dead
  5. esadb thread starter macrumors 65816


    Nov 29, 2008
    Thanks for the replies guys but...

    Anyways im pretty tech savy so i opened the phone up and came to realize the internals are nothing like the pictures online showed of the iphone and what it looks like..

    The battery is like half the size it has some chinese writing on it and other crap.

    So i went to the guy and he seemed to have no sweet clue he really seemed clueless i guess he didnt know himself it was a older man, and he returned my 60$.

    So no iphone for me until i get it from an actual phone company like rogers lol
  6. stezza333 macrumors regular

    May 12, 2009
    Is this a joke? You bought an iPhone for $60 and it won't turn on? What did u expect? I'd expect gum balls to fall out when you open it.

    You don't sound very tech savy to me.
  7. benflick macrumors 68020


    Jul 11, 2008
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  8. esadb thread starter macrumors 65816


    Nov 29, 2008
    Well whats a broken iphone worth if it cant be turned on? Lets hear your great idea. Honestly 60$ for a iphone that cant be turned on sounds more than reasonable to me, but not for some chinese crap.

    I know that for 60$ i could be buying a paper weight, but its the fact that the paper weight would of been an IPHONE and not some chinese crap.

    In other more understandable words for you, i knew that i was buying a broken phone but it was advertised as an broken iphone and not some other phone.
  9. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    At least you were smart enough to realize it was Chinese. I'm glad you got to return it. Now to search for a real iPhone. :)
  10. esadb thread starter macrumors 65816


    Nov 29, 2008
    Haha well yah, i wasnt going to accept the fact that i lost 60$ just like that.

    Ive held SCI Phones and other knocks of in my head and used them. But this thing honestly looked so legit, the box, cables,manual everything unreal what those chinese can do :)

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