Why won’t my iPhone turn on?

Josh Smith May 17, 2012
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My iPhone 3G will only power on when plugged into mains. It only powers to the silver Apple logo, and then goes to a faint image with a line through it after round about 45 seconds. Can you help me? Thank you.

  1. Amichai Rotman
    May 17, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    I'd do the following:

    1. charge it for at least 5 hours continuously without unplugging it.
    2. Unplug the charger and hold the power button for 8-15 seconds.

  2. Susendeep Dutta
    May 17, 2012 at 5:32 am

    I think that your phone's software is corrupted and is in recovery mode.You can solve this by -

    1) Holding power and home button for 20m seconds.
    2) Hold only home button(i.e. leaving power button) for 5 seconds.
    3) Wait for 20 seconds and see whether your iPhone comes back to life or not.

  3. iStoopKid
    May 17, 2012 at 5:18 am

    have you tried restoring it via itunes? It will delete everything unless you have a backup. maybe your lcd screen is going bad. or if it will only power on with the charger in, you may need a new battery