Why won’t my iPhone turn on?

Josh Smith May 17, 2012

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