Is my iPhone dead?

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  1. John88, May 20, 2011
    Last edited: May 20, 2011

    John88 macrumors member

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    My iPhone was working perfectly untill a couple minutes ago. I was talking on the phone for about an hour. When I ended the call I had 11% battery left, then I picked the phone up again 15 minutes later, and it's dead (turned off by itself). It won't turn on at all now, I even left it on the charger for 15 minutes... still unresponsive? Is my iPhone broken? It did get pretty hot during the call.
     
  2. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

    Stealthipad

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    Have you tried holding down the power and standby button at the SAME time?\

    Being on the phone for an hour will make you phone warm but it should not kill it so you may want to back it up and get a Geek to look at it.
     
  3. JASApplications macrumors 65816

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    try plugging in to computer and restoring. Or take it to Genius Bar at an Apple Store.
     
  4. Cod3rror macrumors 68000

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    Try this... and hold for at least 10 seconds.

    A similar thing happened to me recently, iPhone suddenly just turned off, no signs of life, it would not even respond to being connected to the computer, nothing was being detected.

    I was about to go to Apple's store the next day when I searched this forum and read that other people have had similar thing happen to them and you have to hold down power and standby, did that and it got reset and turned on...
     
  5. John88 thread starter macrumors member

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    WOW!!! Thanks everyone! Sleep + Home turned it back on, saved me a trip to the Apple Store :). Anyone know why this happened? Is it defective or just a bug in the software, should I be worried?
     
  6. Cod3rror macrumors 68000

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  7. the.sheepdog macrumors regular

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    my 3GS did that once. I was hating life until the apple store person did that reset. I could have kissed the genius girl! ;)

    It is a lonely feeling to have a dead iphone...
     
  8. mattkowalski macrumors member

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    I know. I once challenged myself to leave my phone at home for a day. Needless to say, the challenge was not taken up.
     
  9. Hook'Em2006 macrumors 6502

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    that is silly... Yall act like your iPhone is your Binky or summin
     
  10. the.sheepdog macrumors regular

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    so when are you going to leave your phone home for a day?
     
  11. tigress666 macrumors 68040

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    I might end up doing this next Thursday while I go to work (got a plane to catch afterwards and I'm pretty picky about making sure all my gadgets are charged up for the plane trip).

    I don't know if I can convince myself to do it (I'd feel so naked without my phone. Actually, I think I could even feel ok if I just had a phone of some sort though I'd still miss my iphone for those hours. Funny, I grew up without having a cellphone and felt completely fine going places with no cellphone and now I feel like I'm risking something by being phoneless).
     
  12. iRach macrumors member

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    :D Ha, I'm going to a gig tomorrow, I don't really want to risk taking my new white iPhone 4 but I don't want to leave it at home either! :p
     

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