My iPhone is possessed

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by quagnation, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. quagnation macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2010
    Lately it's been:
    - shutting off on its own
    - taking screenshots on its own
    - ringer volume fluctuates up and down on its own
    - the 'power off' slider comes up on its own
    - my calls are disconnected

    Should I just restore it? :confused:
  2. ajones46 macrumors 6502

    Feb 9, 2009
    Monroe, Michigan
    No, just a fever, let it just sweat it out ;-)

    But first, try holding the power and home button, see if that helps. If not, then restore it.
  3. iFixYouri macrumors member

    Mar 20, 2010
    Don't restore's a hardware issue...

    Ever drop it in water?

    If sounds like you need to replace the power/vibrate/volume flex cable. All three of these functions are connected. A 'volume button repair' or 'power button repair' would take care of that, and should make it act a little less possessed. ;-)
  4. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    It's so nice to see someone posting for help and not about pre-orders for the 4. :)

    Do you have water damage? Are you under warranty? You'll definitely need need to restore ( do a DFU, see my sig), but if you have water damage, it probably won't work.
  5. quagnation thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2010
    Thanks for the quick replies :D
    Water damage: Never been dropped in water. A little rain on the glass at most.

    My screen shattered a few months ago and I got it repaired. The only problem I've had since then is that while I had the switch on silent mode it would vibrate on it's own, reverting back and fourth from silent to normal.

    Warranty is expired, and I think I still have a year to go in my phone contract.

    Would the volume button repair really fix all of that?

    BTW, it's a iPhone 3G
  6. iFixYouri macrumors member

    Mar 20, 2010
    #6 would! They're all connected. We have seen this SAME problem many many times. Especially now that you mentioned the vibrate on its' own, power off, and volume problem...i'm almost 100% sure. Restoring it will do nothing except wipe your phone, and you'll have the same problems. :D

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