iPhone Wouldn't Power Up

krawfo

macrumors regular
Original poster
May 4, 2011
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I just bought a used IPhone yesterday and everything was working fine. Today it went into sleep mode with 35% battery remaining. An hour later I pressed the home button and nothing happened. Then I tried the hold button and nothing. I plugged in the charger cord - nothing. I connected the USB cable to my computer - nothing.
As a last resort I pressed and held the hold and home buttons at the same time. The phone powered up (Apple logo) and everything was fine.
Any ideas on what happened?
Is this a sign of an impending failure?
Thanks for your help.
 

krawfo

macrumors regular
Original poster
May 4, 2011
152
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More Gremlins

Thanks for the reply juiced. I got up this morning and noticed the clock was 30 minutes slow. I went into SETTINGS to make sure Date & Time were set to AUTOMATIC. I happened to notice that WIFI was off and I was unable to swipe the button to on. I powered off and then on again. Now the time was correct and WIFI was on.
BTW, I'm running IOS 6.1.3
 

xpected_one

macrumors regular
Sep 23, 2008
133
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Texas
Why do you suggest doing that?
I would do so to help ensure the software that is on my machine is not corrupted in any way and transferring a bad OS to the phone. If your going to go through the trouble of reinstalling iOS might as well make sure your files are good.
 

krawfo

macrumors regular
Original poster
May 4, 2011
152
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Thanks for the suggestions. I'll give them a try and keep you posted.

A Google search shows several sites with links to IPSW downloads. Are they all the same? I assume I want 6.1.3 for my 4S?