My iPhone (original one) won't boot up at all

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ghalimacman, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. ghalimacman macrumors newbie

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    My original edge iPhone stopped working this morning... I was playing Asphalt: elite racing when the app crashed, then brought me back to the home screen. I decided to shut down my iPhone and come back later. The iPhone took an awful long time to shut down (about 20 seconds). I came back 5 minutes later to find that my iPhone didn't want to boot up. When I press the power on/off button nothing happens... My iPhone is running the 2.1 firmware and I have jailbroken it to run on my local carrier here in Morocco. I don't have Applecare since I am in an unsupported country do if it's a hardware issue I am out of luck. I tried to connect it to my mac but it isn't even recognized by iTunes. I also have alot of apps on there so it might have affected my phone. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. neesh0 macrumors 6502a

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    try plugging it in and see if it turns on, after that try a restore from DFU mode
     
  3. ghalimacman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah I tried that it doesnt even get recognized by itunes, the screen stays black without change.
     
  4. Pared macrumors 65816

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    Try plugging it in to a power source, not your computer. Let it charge. Sounds like the battery just died on you. I've seen it happen although on rare occasion.
     
  5. ghalimacman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah I plugged it to the power oulet with no luck. The battery was at 75% when I shut it down, so it's probably not the battery.
     
  6. Pared macrumors 65816

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    Just leave it plugged in for a bit.

    If that doesn't help then you're SOL.
     
  7. eviphone macrumors newbie

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    Reset rather than restart

    You may have already done this but here goes.. assuming your iPhone is "on", try a reset.

    How to reset:

    1. Press and hold the power button at the top of the iPhone and the Home button beneath the screen at the same time.

    2. After 5 seconds, it will ask if you want to power down. JUST IGNORE and keep holding down the two buttons.

    3. After about 7 seconds, it will restart on its own (- actually reset.)

    I've found this helps for a bunch of different iphone afflictions. maybe it'll help. Good luck.
     
  8. ghalimacman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks eviphone! It perfectly worked and I was able to restore and access my phone! Thanks again!
     

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