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Iphone will not charge, be seen in itunes or make any type of sign to make me think it is alive.

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  • kamjade Jan 27, 2009

    My phone will not charge the battery. It comes on with a brand new battery but after thte battery is dead thats it, no recharging.

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First of all have you tried pluging the phone into the wall? second try this:

you need to perform a force recovery mode. to do this hold power and home screen buttons until the screen resets when it does keep holding the home screen button and plug in the phone to the computer after a few seconds itunes should see a phone in recovery mode and force you to do a restore. if that does not work you might have a hardware problem and will need to go to a store.

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