Sudden Death of my iPhone

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    Feb 25, 2010 11:45 PM GMT
    I've have had my iPhone for a few months now and it has been working without any problems at all. I haven't even had a problem with the battery not holding a charge well. Used it today to make calls and check e-mail without any issues. When I got home I tried to make a call to confirm an appointment but the thing was DEAD. It still close to being fully charged when I checked mid afternoon. Now I can't get it to turn on or anything.

    Anyhow, I'm heading to the AT&T store in a minute but just wondered if anyone else has had an experience like this with the iPhone.

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    Feb 25, 2010 11:48 PM GMT
    Can't say I have experienced anything like that.

    I assume you attached it to your computer with itunes and all that good stuff? see if it'd charge or anything?

    It's pretty good though, if there is something wrong you'll get a replacement without any problems and you can just sync the thing back up with your old backup I believe and be going again in short order
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    Feb 25, 2010 11:49 PM GMT
    Every electronic has a risk of being a lemon. It's less than a year old, still under warranty, and Apple will replace it if it's busted. You did a hard reset and still nothing?

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    Feb 26, 2010 2:38 AM GMT
    Good news. I went to the AT&T store and the guy there was able to get the phone working again. Now I admit I am not all that technologically savy but I had tried charging the iPhone, syncing it with the computer, etc. and nothing.

    What the guy at AT&T did was press the on/off button and the button below the screen to switch apps at the same time and held both buttons for about 5 seconds. He said that it sort of reboots the iPhone.

    So anyhow, if you have an iPhone and it suddenly stops working, this is a trick you can try.
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    Feb 26, 2010 2:40 AM GMT
    Yep, when in doubt, reboot and reset.
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    Feb 26, 2010 2:42 AM GMT
    sashaman saidGood news. I went to the AT&T store and the guy there was able to get the phone working again. Now I admit I am not all that technologically savy but I had tried charging the iPhone, syncing it with the computer, etc. and nothing.

    What the guy at AT&T did was press the on/off button and the button below the screen to switch apps at the same time and held both buttons for about 5 seconds. He said that it sort of reboots the iPhone.

    So anyhow, if you have an iPhone and it suddenly stops working, this is a trick you can try.


    too bad I was too late to tell u that iPhones can crash and u only have to reset them by pressing the home and sleep button for a few seconds icon_sad.gif
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    Feb 26, 2010 2:46 AM GMT
    charlitos said
    sashaman saidGood news. I went to the AT&T store and the guy there was able to get the phone working again. Now I admit I am not all that technologically savy but I had tried charging the iPhone, syncing it with the computer, etc. and nothing.

    What the guy at AT&T did was press the on/off button and the button below the screen to switch apps at the same time and held both buttons for about 5 seconds. He said that it sort of reboots the iPhone.

    So anyhow, if you have an iPhone and it suddenly stops working, this is a trick you can try.


    too bad I was too late to tell u that iPhones can crash and u only have to reset them by pressing the home and sleep button for a few seconds icon_sad.gif


    Thanks anyhow. Live and learn, right? Well, hopefully if someone else has this issue they can try this and see if it works.
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    Feb 26, 2010 3:53 AM GMT
    yeah, a quick google search on how to reset ipods/phones would'a remedied that.
    Hope you didn't end up paying for his service :O
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    Feb 26, 2010 4:12 AM GMT
    It's a sign.
    We need a 12-step program for cell phone addiction.
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    Feb 26, 2010 4:17 AM GMT
    iPhones are the best! Accept for the out of nowhere glitches and crashes, lol. I still don't plan on trading mine in, most everything to do with technology has problems, atleast when the iPhone isn't messing up it's worth having! Lol
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    Feb 26, 2010 2:46 PM GMT
    sashaman said
    charlitos said
    sashaman saidGood news. I went to the AT&T store and the guy there was able to get the phone working again. Now I admit I am not all that technologically savy but I had tried charging the iPhone, syncing it with the computer, etc. and nothing.

    What the guy at AT&T did was press the on/off button and the button below the screen to switch apps at the same time and held both buttons for about 5 seconds. He said that it sort of reboots the iPhone.

    So anyhow, if you have an iPhone and it suddenly stops working, this is a trick you can try.


    too bad I was too late to tell u that iPhones can crash and u only have to reset them by pressing the home and sleep button for a few seconds icon_sad.gif


    Thanks anyhow. Live and learn, right? Well, hopefully if someone else has this issue they can try this and see if it works.


    Five minutes after you post I replied and suggested a hard reset. Could have saved you a trip to the store.
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    Feb 26, 2010 3:05 PM GMT
    This happened to me last night. Plugging it into the charger seemed to do the trick. I guess sometimes the battery display goes awry.