1. geeanywhere's Avatar
    Hey Guys and gals... I got a 3G iphone and for some reason it won't turn on. Help guys..
    08-27-2009 08:06 PM
  2. GMJeff's Avatar
    Have you tried plugging it into a wall outlet and letting it charge for a while.

    When I got my 3G, it did the same thing. I had to plug it in before the red battery indicator would even come up on the screen.
    08-28-2009 03:26 AM
  3. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Yeah I second that try turning it on with it plugged in to power. If it continues to do the same thing take it in to Apple.
    08-28-2009 02:38 PM
  4. geeanywhere's Avatar
    It is charged fully and when I was playing with the apps, it kept going into home screen. turned it off and it never went back on. Only apple screen for 10 seconds and shuts off...
    08-28-2009 04:10 PM
  5. jglowe74's Avatar
    question for someone smarter than i:

    would it be possible for the OP to download an IPSW for the 3G, and do a restore from iTunes? even though he never setup the phone on his computer from the beginning?? just a thought.
    08-28-2009 04:19 PM
  6. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Is the phone still in warranty why go through the hassle if you can take it in.
    08-28-2009 04:41 PM
  7. jglowe74's Avatar
    Is the phone still in warranty why go through the hassle if you can take it in.
    well for starters, how about the fact that people like me are 2-3 hours away from the nearest Apple store. if i can fix it from home, i will before wasting a whole day driving.
    08-28-2009 04:46 PM
  8. chobbs1's Avatar
    2-3 hours is still worth it. You can spend that kind of time just trying to figure out what "might" be wrong...easy.

    In this case it does sound as though a trip to apple is in order.
    08-29-2009 01:08 AM
  9. jglowe74's Avatar
    2-3 hours is still worth it. You can spend that kind of time just trying to figure out what "might" be wrong...easy.

    In this case it does sound as though a trip to apple is in order.
    i'm getting us off-topic. but i absolutely would not drive when i can usually fix it myself. if i can avoid traffic and gas $$$ by finding a fix online, i'll do it. and unless i'm 100% guaranteed Apple will just swap out my iPhone, it ain't worth the hassle.
    08-29-2009 08:23 AM
  10. chobbs1's Avatar
    In any case. If the op can't get it to even turn on then he can't do a fix at home. I still think the drive in this case is worth it. Didn't you say a dead phone is a boring phone???
    08-29-2009 11:04 AM
  11. jglowe74's Avatar
    I still think the drive in this case is worth it. Didn't you say a dead phone is a boring phone???
    DOOH! you got me there. crap. someone was actually listening. lol
    08-29-2009 11:07 AM
  12. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Well my point was that from what I could see it didn't seem like a simple fix. I was both asking and suggesting if it was possible to take the phone in.
    08-30-2009 12:21 AM
  13. chobbs1's Avatar
    And the OP would do well to listen to your advice.
    08-30-2009 03:55 PM
  14. Earless Puppy's Avatar
    this just happened to a friend of mine after installing facebook 3.0... he had to send it into Apple for repairs...
    09-01-2009 02:40 PM
  15. whmurray's Avatar
    In any case. If the op can't get it to even turn on then he can't do a fix at home. I still think the drive in this case is worth it. Didn't you say a dead phone is a boring phone???
    I would try Apple online support first.
    09-01-2009 02:44 PM
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