iTunes and PC doesn't detect iPhone 3GS...am i screwed?

isoDUB

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Feb 20, 2011
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my 3GS is currently stuck on the connect to itunes/emergency call screen. when i plug it into my pc iTunes and My Computer show nothing. but when i turn off the iPhone and plug it into an outlet or a USB port, it turns on. i'm assuming that means it is still charging? i'm on Windows Vista. is there any way i can fix this?
 

broster12345

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DFU MODE, google it, but basically hold both home/ sleep for 10 seconds, then release and keep holding home, if it doesn't work, youtube, or google, because you did it wrong.
 

isoDUB

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DFU MODE, google it, but basically hold both home/ sleep for 10 seconds, then release and keep holding home, if it doesn't work, youtube, or google, because you did it wrong.
when going into DFU, the Apple logo shouldn't show up anytime right?
 

isoDUB

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okay, i tried it a bunch of times, but none of them worked. i got into the connect to itunes screen once (without emergency call slider). could it be because my pc doesn't see the iPhone even in Device Manager?
 

isoDUB

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i've already done that, trying the 2 front and 1 back usb ports.
 

isoDUB

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Feb 20, 2011
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Do you have a warranty? Also what about a different CPU.
probably not. i actually bought it used (he actually said it doesn't connect but does charge) so i took a gamble and bought it. if needed, i can always bring it to a local repair guy. i've read he is good and reliable on yelp.
 

stormchaser

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My 3GS done this the other day for the first time. I closed iTunes unplugged phone and rebooted PC. Also rebooted phone opened iTunes and replugged in phone and it worked. But I see your phone has the USB display so this may not be much help to you.
 

isoDUB

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bump

i was told it might be because i don't have a sim card inserted? could this be true?