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    Default iPhone messed up. Advice please

    I somehow messed up my logic board on my iPhone and now won't be recognised through USB on any computer.
    I initially thought it was a software problem so I decided to erase all content and settings through the menu.
    Now my phone won't boot up at all. It stays on the Apple logo (showing the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ])
    Now, seeing as I can't restore or do anything, my only option is to get it replaced by Apple (I'm still under warranty). My only concern is that if they see that watermark from the jailbreak, will one of the Apple guys realise and refuse to replace the phone?

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    Default Re: iPhone messed up. Advice please

    Stick it in your microwave for 5 seconds !

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    Default Re: iPhone messed up. Advice please

    Quote Originally Posted by flik View Post
    Stick it in your microwave for 5 seconds !
    Really?! No risk of it, you know, exploding?

    I'm gonna sound like an idiot, but what wattage and for exactly how long?
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    Default Re: iPhone messed up. Advice please

    Have you tried holding the power and home buttons down together for about 30 seconds on the phone? Mine had that same problem after doing the same you did - did the above to get it to turn off and then just put it in recovery mode and it restored fine after that.

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    Default Re: iPhone messed up. Advice please

    I can't restore. It's not being recognised by USB

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    Default Re: iPhone messed up. Advice please

    Quote Originally Posted by n00bz0rd2 View Post
    I can't restore. It's not being recognised by USB
    Even in DFU mode?

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    Default Re: iPhone messed up. Advice please

    Regardless of the state of the phone, it won't be recognised by a PC. As I mentioned in my first post, its very likely a hardware fault.

    Either way, it doesn't matter know. I gave it some microwave loving

    Scratch that, seems that microwaving didn't make any difference.

    Are there any proper ways to deal with this?
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    Default Re: iPhone messed up. Advice please

    Quote Originally Posted by n00bz0rd2 View Post
    I can't restore. It's not being recognised by USB
    Thats not what Reverend asked. He asked if you had held both buttons in for 30 seconds.

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    Default Re: iPhone messed up. Advice please

    How did you damage it, that makes you sure it's a hardware issue?

    I know a lot of people who thought they'd fucked it beyond repair. And everytime I have fixed it by putting it in DFU mode.


    Step 1. Turn off your iPhone.

    Step 2. Hold down the power and home button.

    Step 3. When you see the Apple logo, release the power button but continue holding the home button down.

    Step 4. Open iTunes and wait for it to tell you that its in restore mode.




    Alternative Method:


    Step 1. Connect iphone to USB then listen to the sound when it connect and disconnect.

    Step 2. Hold the home and power buttons until hear the disconnect sound then release power button.

    Step 3. Wait until you hear another sound then release home button.

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    Default Re: iPhone messed up. Advice please

    did you really microwave your phone or am I missing the joke ?

    the obvious things to try would be to a) try different methods for getting into DFU mode and b) try a different computer
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    Default Re: iPhone messed up. Advice please

    Just hold both buttons down te screen will turn off then you'll get the apple logo come up and then release the buttons

    It will more than likely boot

    If not the read a couple of post above to out it in dry mode don't be surprised if if doesn't work first time

    Just keep trying

    Don't put it in the microwave

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    Default Re: iPhone messed up. Advice please

    u tried another usb cable?

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    Default Re: iPhone messed up. Advice please

    To answer your questions:
    I got a new case for my PC and I wired up my front USB ports incorrectly. So it sent a surge of power to the phone when I connected it.
    When it was in DFU - USB Device not recognised
    When it was in recovery - USB Device not recognised.

    I took it to the store, the didn't notice the jailbreak watermark and I got my replacement anyway.

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