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On my iphone it shows the picture of itunes then the usb going to connect, there is no service it shown,and cannot make any phone call.. it's only emergency call..

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  • chuliita May 25, 2009

    My iPhone first gen wont turn on. i plugged it in on the dock on my computer and after half hour it showed a black picture showing the itunes cd and the usb plug to connect it i dont know what to do is there anyway i can still save my pictures before doing the recovery?

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Has it ever worked, as it sounds like it needs to be docked on I Tunes to 'unbrick it?'
If it is black background and white cable coming from bottom of screen then it needs to unlocked on I Tunes.
Download latest version of I Tunes from
www.apple.com
Once I tunes is set up link I Phone to your computer (with I Tunes running) via the usb cable that came with your I Phone.
Follow prompts within I Tunes and this should get everything going.

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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