Author Topic: Possibly bricked iPhone 3G - Not recognized by iTunes/computer.  (Read 7179 times)

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hi guys.

I haven't looked after my iPhone 3G in a while, since I got an iPhone 5 now. But I really want Whited00r to work again. My iPhone is not recognized by both Windows 7 and iTunes anymore. Back when it did work, I couldn't do anything with my (raw) files. It would turn the connection with my PC off. It'd block the USB thing or something, really weird. Couldn't sync and that stuff. I want to know how I can fix this again, if I didn't give enough information, please tell me so, and I will help as much as possible. c:

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Re: Possibly bricked iPhone.
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2013, 07:49:38 PM »
Welcome to the forums :)

Did you disable anything on the iPhone itself?   You might need to charge the iPhone via a wall charger if nothing happens with it, as the battery might be dead.

If it is something you did with your computer, then I don't really know what would cause that :(

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Re: Possibly bricked iPhone.
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2013, 07:56:19 PM »
Welcome to the forums :)

Did you disable anything on the iPhone itself?   You might need to charge the iPhone via a wall charger if nothing happens with it, as the battery might be dead.

If it is something you did with your computer, then I don't really know what would cause that :(

Hey, thanks.

I didn't disable anything on the iPhone itself, as far as I know. The battery isn't dead. I can still charge it, and the Apple logo, and the sign that I need to plug my iPhone to iTunes. It's not my computer, I tried this on my own computer, my mother's computer, and my laptop. My computer just doesn't recognize it. It even says it isn't recognizing my USB-device. So frustrated. Is there anyone else that can help me please?

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Re: Possibly bricked iPhone.
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2013, 08:00:12 PM »
Have you tryed different cable?
Also try to wash your iPhone's usb port.
I had this problem once and it was the cable.
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Re: Possibly bricked iPhone.
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2013, 08:01:13 PM »
Don't wash the USB port with liquid, but you do need to make sure it isn't corroded though :(

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Re: Possibly bricked iPhone.
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2013, 09:03:52 PM »
Lol don't worry, I'm not doing anything like that, I just want my iPhone to be fixed ._. I thought this wouldn't be too hard for the real pro's here. My iPhone isn't being recognized, it can't be THAT hard to be fixed, right?

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Re: Possibly bricked iPhone.
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2013, 09:10:27 PM »
Lol don't worry, I'm not doing anything like that, I just want my iPhone to be fixed ._. I thought this wouldn't be too hard for the real pro's here. My iPhone isn't being recognized, it can't be THAT hard to be fixed, right?

As in not even by the computer, let alone iTunes?

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Re: Possibly bricked iPhone.
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2013, 11:52:57 PM »
Correct. Does that clear up things? Does it make it easier to fix? :-;

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Re: Possibly bricked iPhone.
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2013, 12:05:06 AM »
Correct. Does that clear up things? Does it make it easier to fix? :-;

That makes me think it is an even larger problem, more than likely hardware wise.
Does the iPhone charge when plugged to the computer?

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Re: Possibly bricked iPhone.
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2013, 12:42:39 AM »
I have no idea. I can't see. My iPhone only gives the apple logo in the start, and then the sign that I need to connect to iTunes. I think it does charge, but I'm not sure.

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Re: Possibly bricked iPhone.
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2013, 01:12:07 AM »
I have no idea. I can't see. My iPhone only gives the apple logo in the start, and then the sign that I need to connect to iTunes. I think it does charge, but I'm not sure.

Does it start up when plugged into the computer?  (As in, without you touching it, and only plugging it in).

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Re: Possibly bricked iPhone.
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2013, 01:12:58 AM »
Yes.

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Re: Possibly bricked iPhone.
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2013, 01:34:22 AM »
Yes.

Can you look at the data port with a magnifying glass and see if any ports are corroded?


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Re: Possibly bricked iPhone.
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2013, 08:55:17 AM »
I don't have a magnifying glass, but I did check real good and cleaned out a lot of dust. Didn't see any corroded ports. Do you think this would make Windows/iTunes recognize my iPhone though?

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Re: Possibly bricked iPhone.
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2013, 02:13:49 PM »
I don't have a magnifying glass, but I did check real good and cleaned out a lot of dust. Didn't see any corroded ports. Do you think this would make Windows/iTunes recognize my iPhone though?

It is very possible that is the cause, as it seems very much a hardware issue if it does go into recovery mode but isn't detected.  You could try entering DFU mode though, to see if that helps.

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