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Iphone Screen Staying Black

My Iphone's touch screen is coming up as being black and it makes the noises when it's plugged into the laptop and opens Itunes but the problem is  that no matter how many times i press the unlock button, it won't unlock.

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  • Anonymous Dec 22, 2008

    Blank screen

  • connieb3 Dec 30, 2008

    my iphone did the same thing. i was using it everything was fine. i pressed the lock button on top and the phone would not come back on.

    The screen just stayed black. It would ring and would beep when someone left me a voicemail but screen stayed black and you could not

    do anything with it. After I stopped crying(lol) I tried charging

    it, resetting it, etc. nothing worked. I took it to the AT&T store and

    they put it on the charger there, it said low battery but came back on.

    When the clerk looked at the screen it showed I had a full battery. She

    said to take it to the Apple store and exchange it. It is working now

    but I am worried it will happen again. Still love the phone!

  • Urko Feb 19, 2009

    I have the exact same problem. iTunes detects the iPhone (sames the typical sound) and I'm able to load music, update firmware, etc, BUT the screen always stays black. I've tried pressing the home and power button (all kinds of combinations) without success. I have also tried restoring the firmware (different versions) in iTunes but still no luck. The restore process completes without any problems but the screen remains black. If I leave the iphone on until the battery dies, the iPhone sometimes comes back up as normal (screen is OK, I can make/receive calls, etc) but whenever I press the lock/power button, it dies again. (black screen)


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Hey I have an iphone and work for AT&T All you need to do is press the top botton and the little round botton and hold fot 20seconds until the little apple shows up. Then do it again. You are just doing a reset. Also are you keeping the updates downloaded from itunes. These little updates are crucial for your iphone.

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Have you tried restoring it using itune? this generally resolves any software issues.

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I had the same problem--my phone was fine all day and the next time I pulled it out the screen would not light up.  I thought the battery might be low and plugged it into the wall outlet.  The screen lit up for two seconds then went black.  I freaked out.
After reading this page, I decided to try to fix it through iTunes.  I intended to try dgjtex's suggestion to restore my iPhone to the original settings.  Luckily, iTunes recognized my phone, and said it needed an updated.  My iPhone screen lit up, the phone was updated, and now its fine.  Whew!  
Thanks to everyone on this page for your suggestions--they all helped me.

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

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    Niamh246 Oct 20, 2013

    but when you restored it did you lose all pictures contacts and info?


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