iTunes not recognizing iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by RDL, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. RDL macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi,

    iBook G4
    iPhone 3G (3.0)
    iTunes 8.2 (do not need or want to upgrade)

    I have very little harddrive space left on my comp so recently in a desperate attempt to free up any memory possible I went in iTunes > Preferences > Devices and deleted the backup of my iPhone. I thought "no big deal" .. I assumed I would just resync and back it up when I plugged in it later. (I needed space at the time to download a file)

    Now when I plug in my iPhone.. nothing. I tried a different USB cord but it will not appear. The phone doesn't even show it charging when I plug it in so its not being detected at all.

    Please help! Any information is appreciated. Obviously I do not want to have to restore. Leaving town shortly and was really hoping to sync before I leave.

    Thank u!

    My phone is unlocked/jailbroken with many things on it that will not easily resync if I do a complete restore thats why that is my last option. I know it has to be something I did to iTunes and NOT the phone because I have added nothing new to the phone since the last sync. Why would deleted the backup cause this? And how can I correct it without a full restore? Or impossible?
     
  2. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Have you rebooted?

    Perhaps uninstall and reinstall iTunes?
     
  3. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Also, dust/crap in the dock connector can cause that, so all you need is a brush to clean it.
     
  4. RDL thread starter macrumors member

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    Its not dust and I tried rebooting several times but I will try to reinstall iTunes and see what happens. Thanks.
     

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