Hi, don't worry, I have tried EVERYTHING I can find online for the last 2 days trying to fix this phone myself & I am at my whits end. I bought an already unlocked iphone 2g because I don't know how to do that kinda stuff. Last week without being touched it would light up like it was about to ring but never ring. Then Monday without being touched it started showing the "slide to power off" screen & would go back to a black screen. Eventually it just started going from apple screen to black screen to apple screen in a cycle unless I held down the power & home to shut it off. I've tried all the restore/DFU mode things & every other thing online but I can't fix it. My bf is out of town & says we'll get it fixed when he gets back but I'd love to fix it before Friday. I've just tried to restore it again & but then I get error msg 6 & it starts over. I restarted iTunes & the computer but no dice. As of right now iTunes is saying "the iphone software update server could not be contacted." The last time I got error msg 6 I clicked for details & copied all of this (next post) from the screen thinking someone could read it & see what's wrong. Any ideas? If you think you can help, please talk slow & in a really basic language (pretend youre teaching me Russian) Thanks!!