1. Torrs's Avatar
    I have an iPhone 3G 8GB. It is not Jailbroken or Unlocked. Basically the iPhone was accidently run down to 0. Then when I came to turn if back on it wouldn't.

    Basically, if I plug in a connector cable that is connected to a USB the silver Apple logo appears on screen for a minute or so, then the display disappears apart from a very faint Apple logo (almost like screen burn) until I unplug the cable, and it disappears completely. By the way, this is the only way I can get any responce from the iPhone

    If I try and put it into DFU mode, it comes up with the Connect to iTunes graphic. I connect to iTunes, iTunes recognizes a device is in DFU mode. I try and restore but it fails instantly with an Error 23. It then disconnects itself. I have this procedure of three different Macs, all with the same outcome.

    Anyone have any ideas? Is this iPhone completely dead? Is there anything else I can try?
    01-16-2010 12:22 PM
  2. chobbs1's Avatar
    this is going to sound stupid of me, but, have you plugged it into a wall charger and let it charge for a while? when run down to zero the iphone needs some time to charge up a bit before it will do anything (even if it is plugged in)
    01-16-2010 03:15 PM
  3. Torrs's Avatar
    this is going to sound stupid of me, but, have you plugged it into a wall charger and let it charge for a while? when run down to zero the iphone needs some time to charge up a bit before it will do anything (even if it is plugged in)
    Hey Chobbs.

    Yeah done that. With the original battery I left it over night. Then I installed another battery and charged that for over 10 hours and still nothing.
    01-16-2010 03:28 PM
  4. chobbs1's Avatar
    That is not normal. Even if the battery is run down to zero. You should take it to Apple. If you have the 3gs it should still be under warranty.
    01-16-2010 10:55 PM
  5. Torrs's Avatar
    That is not normal. Even if the battery is run down to zero. You should take it to Apple. If you have the 3gs it should still be under warranty.
    Unfortunately its only a 3G, so it's about 18 months old. Still I've got an appointment to see an Apple Genius tomorrow. See what happens I suppose.
    01-17-2010 09:28 AM
  6. chobbs1's Avatar
    Let us know what you find out!
    01-17-2010 02:59 PM
  7. Torrs's Avatar
    Let us know what you find out!
    Will do.

    Something someone else suggested, on another forum, was to put it into DFU/Recovery mode and leave it like that to charge for a long time. Does anyone think that this will be useful or is there a chance it might damage it (even) more?

    Cheers
    Last edited by Torrs; 01-17-2010 at 05:46 PM.
    01-17-2010 03:02 PM
  8. Hack-My-i's Avatar
    not useful at all...better chance to use the wall charger
    01-17-2010 05:14 PM
  9. Torrs's Avatar
    not useful at all...better chance to use the wall charger
    I tried it anyway, nothing to lose I feel, but after a few minutes the screen goes blank again, as if shutting down. I'll leave it charging on the AC anyway, and see what happens. If I leave it till tomorrow night that'll be about 24 hours of charging time. That should be enough for any phone.
    01-17-2010 05:49 PM
  10. Hack-My-i's Avatar
    it really shouldnt take no more then 20 mins to get a GOOD charge enough to power on your iPhone
    01-17-2010 08:40 PM
  11. iVenom's Avatar
    Will the Apple Genius still work on it after you took out the battery?
    01-18-2010 06:18 AM
  12. Tramain's Avatar
    Will the Apple Genius still work on it after you took out the battery?
    No, If you remove your battery it voids your warranty.
    01-18-2010 07:43 AM
  13. Torrs's Avatar
    I took it to the Genius and she said it has had some water damage. One of the indicators is pink?! Even though its out of warranty she offered to replace it, with a new one, for 150. Ah well! Better than having to buy a brand new one.
    01-20-2010 02:19 PM
  14. Greg Orlando's Avatar
    I am suffering with the same case as yours. Is my iphone dead now? What is happening? Can anyone provide good suggestion? Any recommendations would be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
    01-21-2010 10:27 AM
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