1. Duvi's Avatar
    So I was sending/receiving messages and went downstairs to get something from the car. I come back up and went to take a picture with my i5 and noticed it would not turn on at al!

    I plugged it in to the PC and saw nothing. Then I tried an outlet and it continuously turned on for 3 seconds (showing the apple logo) and then turned off. It would continue the cycle until I unplugged it. I can't put it in DFU mode. I can get it to show the connect to iTunes symbol, but only plugged in to the wall. The genius is saying its software, but I think it's the battery. There is no way to put it in DFU mode or even able to restore it.

    What are everyone's thoughts?

    I somehow turned auto-backup off on iCloud and the last time I plugged my i5 in to the PC to backup was the 2nd day after having it. Should I try and replace it or get it replaced with a new one and take a hit with all the info that wasn't saved, like sms messages and contacts that I didn't put their names for?
    10-20-2012 03:34 PM
  2. Apple4ever2011's Avatar
    that sucks....But it could be worse. At least you have some sort of Back Up
    10-20-2012 03:38 PM
  3. RealNeal's Avatar
    I would take it to the nearest Apple store. Sounds like a dud...
    10-20-2012 03:40 PM
  4. bandofbrothers2112's Avatar
    I would take it to the nearest Apple store. Sounds like a dud...
    If it was me id already be on with setting up an appointment with the apple genius bar
    10-20-2012 04:09 PM
  5. Duvi's Avatar
    I went yesterday night to them and they offered to swap it "after attempting to restore" which I already knew wasn't a restore concern.

    I was just hoping I could get it back up and running, without having to exchange it.

    The messed up part is that I thought I turned iCloud backup on after purchasing more storage.


    I bit the bullet and had it swapped today. Still waiting for my 4S to get replaced.
    10-20-2012 11:33 PM
  6. martfer's Avatar
    Two options:
    - return it for a new one, or
    - go to apple store and they should give u another one.
    10-20-2012 11:55 PM
  7. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Surprised you didn't head straight to the Apple Store, Duvi. Lol
    10-21-2012 12:07 AM
  8. Duvi's Avatar
    Surprised you didn't head straight to the Apple Store, Duvi. Lol
    Lol. I have so many phones, it really wasn't a worry as much as trying to get the phone to start up within swapping it out.
    10-21-2012 11:30 PM

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