phone shut off by itself today

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by lakaiordie, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

    Jun 17, 2008
    i was in an interview and put my phone in its holster i dont think i shut it off by accident when i put it back in because you need to swipe your finger for it to fully shut off dont you? but when i pulled it out it was off. i held the on/off button for like 10 seconds, and nothing. held the home button, nothing. finally i held both for like 30 seconds at least maybe more and it came back on. it was weird, anyone else have this happen to them?
  2. caribe81 macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2008
    It happen to me too today

    I had just ended a call, and tap the screen to make another and the screen went black. I tried powering off the phone and it did not work. I tried holding the home screen for a few seconds and nothing. I had my husband call me with his cell phone and the phone did not ring. I thought great I have to take it to apple to get it repaired. When i got home I plugged it to the computer and i tunes recognized the phone but the screen or phone still did not work. After reading your post I tried what you mentioned holding down the power button and home button for 30 seconds and it WORKED!!! THANKS!!!!
  3. lakaiordie thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jun 17, 2008
    no problem
  4. creeman macrumors 6502

    Oct 15, 2007
    This happens to me almost once a day. I have a jailbroken phone, and was thinking that had something to do with it. Is yours jailbroken?
  5. lakaiordie thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jun 17, 2008
    nope, just 2.0.2
  6. Rybold macrumors 6502a


    Jun 23, 2008
    California, USA
    The worst is when it starts turning on by itself. It's like the Twilight Zone! :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
    It'll be 3am and you're sleeping, and the phone will turn on and start saying
    "come play with me. come play with me." :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

    LoL :D
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  7. ZDDP1273 macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2008
    This has happened to me probably 3 times total since I've got my phone. I've had mine for almost a month now. I just plug it into my charger and the screen pops back up. It is annoying though. My roommate has the OG iPhone and he said his does it as well.
  8. jecapaga macrumors 601


    Jul 1, 2007
    Southern California
    random complete shutoffs restarts happen. Not sure what causes it so don't be alarmed. Mine did it today.
  9. lakaiordie thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jun 17, 2008
    its apples version of the bsod

    black screen of death! lolol
  10. mvbarkan macrumors newbie

    Apr 8, 2009
    Cell phone shuts off itself

    I had this problem, that a cell phone shuts off itself. What I tried to do is to clean the battery and the battery phone contacts gently rubbing them with the back end of a match.
  11. mavis macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    Tokyo, Japan
    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 3G (white): Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5H11 Safari/525.20)

    That's really helpful.

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