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My iphone wont charge

Hi.. my name is johnny. i recently bought an iphone.. and activated it.. now.. for some reason it wont charge up.. its just a blank, dark screen.. when i connect it to the wall charger, or the computer,, a battery sign pops up with this minimal red line, and it says CHARGING... PLEASE WAIT.... thats all it does.. nothing else,, ive tried to reset it in all possible ways, home and power button.. it just wont work.. ive charged for a few days now.. and thats all it does... when i disconnect the plug from the phone, the battery sign just fades into black.,, like it was dead.. showing nothing on the screen.. touuched all buttons.. no response....!!! im going crazy.. please help.. i bought it oct. 1,, people tell me to take it back to apple, but im not in the U.S... a friend told me that apple does a hard reset on the phone, not a soft reset.. please, if you know how to hard reset this ibrick , please, please let me know... thankz ....

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  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2007

    please help my iphone will not accept charge. pluging the charger in to the phone does register on screen by bringing the transparant battery up but the power just stops at its lowest level. its the same from pc and mains charger. it worked fine for the first couple of weeks. it is unlocked and was bought from usa on ebay so i think that affects my waurantee

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2007

    my iphone is brand new (like 2 days old) and for some reason it wont charge! i tryed the wall charger and the computer and nothing.....its totally dead. and on top of that, this pop up comes up and says "this accessary (charger) will not work on this iphone" and that i have to turn on "airplane mode"-wutever that is. I've tried to restart it, reboot it, reinstall intunes and nothing, the only thing left to do is to get another one.

  • chuckpasa Jan 05, 2008

    im having the exact same problem my phone will not charge. it happened when i first got it as well. but eventually started charging and didnt have any problems until now.

  • mia1296 Feb 19, 2008

    My iPhone wont chrage. the battery ran all the way down and i plugged it in, it says it is chraging but it just wont charge.

  • IBRA929 Feb 22, 2008

    I have the same problem ... I have updated my iphone from 1.0.2 to 1.1.3 and it worked perfectly but when I came to charge the battery nothing happened at all until it died and I can't charge it. I used the usb dok and the wall charger but it still the same ... IT IS DEAD


  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2008

    hi.. my name is jeremy. i recently bought an iphone.. and activated it.. now.. for some reason it wont charge up.. its just a blank, dark screen.. when i connect it to the wall charger, or the computer,, a battery sign pops up with this minimal red line, and it says CHARGING... PLEASE WAIT.... thats all it does.. nothing else,, ive tried to reset it in all possible ways, home and power button.. it just wont work.. ive charged for a few days now.. and thats all it does... when i disconnect the plug from the phone, the battery sign just fades into black.,, like it was dead.. showing nothing on the screen.. touuched all buttons.. no response....!!! im going crazy.. please help.. i bought it oct. 1,, people tell me to take it back to apple, but im not in the U.S... a friend told me that apple does a hard reset on the phone, not a soft reset.. please, if you know how to hard reset this ibrick , please, please let me know... thankz ....

  • ledsmom Mar 30, 2008

    Mine suddenly stopped appearing like there was a charge too. Mine is only 2 months old. Tried for 2 days and was about to take it to the Apple store when I decided to Google... iphone wont charge. and came across this post. Solution worked!

  • Anonymous May 17, 2008

    my iphone wont charge at all

  • UkEllie Jun 04, 2008

    I have an iphone that also is showing as not charging, I have tried to turn the phone off with the reset button and also by holding down the reset button and the other button at the same time, it wont switch off, it wont reset and its still showing as not charging!.... can anyone just help me find out how to turn the phone on and off again so I can start afresh? any help appreciated



    thanks



    Ells

  • MrSteve Jul 19, 2008

    i have a similar problem to these, when plugged into the wall charger the damn thing powers straight up and works... untill..

    As soon as you remove the wall plug it dies completely however when used with the usb all i get is the minimal line with the lightning bolt power thingy underneath. i have tried the methods stated below to no avail, have ordered a new battery and charger socket/ribboncable but am hoping like most others its software related though now am starting to doubt it ... any one with info or solution will be worshipped eternally :)


  • siddkb Aug 15, 2008

    my iphone is just completely blank it doesnt seem like anything is happening ive left it plugged into the wall but theres nothing on the screen completely dark screen dont know what to do! this sucks!!!

  • ann9437 Aug 28, 2008

    My Iphone just felt hot some time and it has now stopped charging. Every time I plug it onto the power nothing changes- It show the charging sign but the red light on the battery remains at the minimum

  • hazaif Sep 16, 2008

    For me nothing works, my sister was watching videos on it and then it ran out of charge, after that i pluged it in my computer to recharge it but it only shows a battery with a redline in it and a charging sign, i left it for about 5 hrs and nothing happens, i took the wire out then it runs out of charge within a minuite, please tell me what to do i tried holding the power button and the home it dosnt work for me

  • pimpalacious Sep 23, 2008

    my iphone wont charge at all what do i do the itunes pops up everytime i connect to charge it

  • london6pence Oct 20, 2008

    My iphone will cot charge from USB nor electricty plug with different chargers.  Neither does it appear in itunes on none of my macs

  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2008

    I tried the hard reset to fix the charging problem, however I can't get the phone to reset. I plugged in the phone to the charger, let it charge overnight and turned the phone on. I get the battery indicator with the thin red line, I let the screen go dark then I pressed the power and menu buttons at the same time, held them for longer then 8 seconds and I never get a prompt to reset the phone. Sometimes the battery indicator will show up again and sometimes the phone will power off completely and sometimes I can see the screen go dark and still see the battery indicator darked out on the screen, but I never get a prompt to reset the phone.

    1st gen, 8GB any ideas?

    Thank you for your support!


  • Anonymous Dec 19, 2008

    i recently bought an iphone.. and activated it.. now.. for some reason it wont charge up.. its just a blank, dark screen.. when i connect it to the wall charger, or the computer,, a battery sign pops up with this minimal red line, and it says CHARGING... PLEASE WAIT.... thats all it does.. nothing else,

  • Anonymous Dec 20, 2008

    small red charging bar while plugged in and wont charge or turn on..just black blank screen..

  • harrqueen Dec 27, 2008

    same as the first guy jonny. I tryed the suggestions like the reset it wont go to the red button or anything it doesn't ever change from the black screen with the single red bar in the battery with the little lightening bolt. At&t store said sorry we cant help your just bought a piece of junk they r the worst phone out there he just wanted to sell me a phone thats all.

  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2009

    i plug it in and it does nothing!

  • Anonymous Jan 11, 2009

    my iphone just stays on the red battery screen. 

  • 1trill Jan 21, 2009

    same thing.....no charge.....plug into computer and wasll still no esponse....what can i do

  • boom1303 Feb 01, 2009

    my iphone is plugged in but the red light comes on and it won't charge!

  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2009

    TY so much i was about to throw it against the wall but that fixed it

  • dbyounger Feb 08, 2009

    Battery lost power overnight. Plugged in to charger, red line on battery icon, does not charge.

  • bummertown Feb 10, 2009

    yea i have a 1st gen i phone and it wont hold a charge i can plug it into the wall and my comp and it shows full battery i take it off charge and about 3 secs later it shows no battry life and will shut off and the weird thing is it works perfectly when on the charger help me out if i wanted a land line i would saved a lot of money

  • lovemyiphone Feb 11, 2009

    i have the same problem, except ive dropped my iphone in the water previosly. i got so excited when i charged it after a month and the red charging image appeared, then it told me to connect to itunes, so i did and it told me i had to recover, but when my itunes was doenloading the recover thing. my phone turned off. then it wouldnt work, except for breif moments where the red charging image would appear and then it would freeze and slowly fade away. now, the image isnt even appearing. i treid the ichboro method but after i charged it for like an entire night, it still wouldnt work! it just wouldnt turn on. HELP! i really love my iphone and i hope it would work. PLEASE HELP

  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2009

    it wont charge and i cant reset it cuz i unlocked

  • mzguttagutta Mar 01, 2009

    my phone is not working every time i turn my iphone on the itunes sign with the ubs keeps popping up help me plz i need my phone on

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2009

    Just like you said. Miserable.

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2009

    I have jailbroken my iphone and it has been like that for about 3 weeks now. All of a sudden it wont charge. At all. I dont know what to do

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2009

    i recently bought an iphone.. and activated it.. now.. for some reason it wont charge up.. its just a blank, dark screen.. when i connect it to the wall charger, or the computer,, a battery sign pops up with this minimal red line, and it says CHARGING... PLEASE WAIT.... thats all it does.. nothing else,, ive tried to reset it in all possible ways, home and power button.. it just wont work.. ive charged for a few days now.. and thats all it does... when i disconnect the plug from the phone, the battery sign just fades into black.,, like it was dead.. showing nothing on the screen.. touuched all buttons.. no response....!!! im going crazy.. please help.


  • Anonymous Apr 09, 2009

    iphone wont charge and shows low battery with dismiss sign

  • Anonymous Apr 14, 2009

    still didn't work help

  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2009

    won't charge from computer or wall charger... any help?

  • JJiPhone May 11, 2010

    Unfortunately none of the suggested solutions worked for me (3GS - 32GB). I am stuck in the screen with the battery with red line on the left and the bolt under it. Any suggestions? New battery? New iPhone? Many thanks for your help!!

  • rickyc202000 May 11, 2010

    my iphone get hot when charging only 85%charge why

  • zainab Nov 15, 2013

    buy a new charger or change ur iphone battery. and check.

  • getagrip891 Dec 28, 2013

    I fixed mine and put a video on you tube how to do it..check out the vidhttp://youtu.be/SJnbuCgtwok

  • Soledad Vasquez
    Soledad Vasquez Mar 15, 2014

    SAME PROBLEM THEY are bad . ALREADY RETURNED NEW PHON SAME PROBLEM

  • Susan Demchesen
    Susan Demchesen Sep 15, 2014

    Have you tried using a different charger? It could also be the battery or the charging port. .

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I had this exact problem too - same as the first two posts anyway.

It seems to be just a software issue and was easily resolved for me with a full power off and reboot. Here is how to do that safely.

Plug in the phone using the wall socket charger, leave it for a few hours to get a charge (i know it doesn't look like its charging). Later, press the on/off button. The battery icon appears with just a thin red line. Let it go back to black. Then press the the on/off button and the menu button simultaneously for about 8 seconds. A red button should appear on the screen with a question asking if you want to power off the phone. Say yes. (I think it was a slide bar, but can't remember now.) Wait a few secs while the phone powers off. Then remove the power plug from the phone. Now reinsert the power plug. After a few (worrying) seconds of nothing, a white Apple logo appears in the middle of the screen, a few more seconds and the iphone main menu appears. No data has been lost, no settings are altered, and best of all, the battery shows a full charge and seems to be back to normal again.

Posted on Dec 31, 2007

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  • mohini1008 Sep 27, 2010

    Thanks for that! you saved me a lot of money as I was told that my phone was dead, and that I needed to buy a new charger and phone.. so i checked on line and found your comment. really helpful.. Thanks

  • dean74 Oct 09, 2010

    It is amazing that everything you need help with can be found on the net. Thankyou for posting your information as it solved my problem. I was just going to go and buy a new battery, this saved me the money and time. Dean

  • blacrob Oct 10, 2010

    hey, thanks for the helpful info...it really worked!!

  • jaci80 Oct 18, 2010

    You are fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks after long days of annoying red bar.... :)

  • dan2nice Oct 23, 2010

    good job helping out man.
    Its hard as $hit to find any apple help.
    The dudes at the apple store seem like they are there just for sales or to be laughed at.

    Thank you, phone fixed

  • Kabita Oct 23, 2010

    Thank you so much. It really worked.

  • bully12321 Oct 27, 2010

    well evertime i put my iphone ont the computer charger it wont charge . i tried cuttin the phone off and then back on but nothing happens. what should i do

  • elizzyp Nov 19, 2010

    Thank you for taking the time to post a solution to the no-charge problem! I was at wits' end this morning wen I saw your post and tried your suggestion - before I trotted down to the Apple store :)

  • Tammy2107 Nov 22, 2010

    fantastic, worked for me many thanks.

  • AdieW Nov 24, 2010

    This will fix it...
    http://fonefixer.webs.com/apps/webstore/...

  • iphonee Nov 25, 2010

    man ...thnaks for help but it won't connect to itunes !! ... and i want to activate it .... can any one help??.

  • briana2244 Jan 11, 2011

    i paid $600 for my piece of **** iphone, this didnt work for me. i find it so apalling how inconvenient the most expespensive smart phone in the world has become.

  • tbkjsmom Jan 24, 2011

    This worked awesome!!! Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • buster63 Jan 25, 2011

    I just wanted to let you know that that was the BEST help ever. I thought I had to buy a new battery . Thanks so much for the posting your a SAVIOR!!!

    Nathalie

  • sweetie18ttt Feb 14, 2011

    thanks.....this was very helpful.

  • Deadbettys Apr 06, 2011

    Fantastic!!! That worked perfectly!

  • joan----936 Apr 08, 2011

    THANKS SO MUCH YOU HAVE SAVED ME FROM GOING TO THE SHOP TO GET THIS SORTED IT WAS A GREAT HELP THANKS AGAIN WILL KNOW WHAT TO DO THE NEXT TIME IT HAPPENS

  • rr_qu33n Apr 13, 2011

    Everytim i try to turn my iphone on the attery pops up and right under the battery it shows the USB port and the lightning strike. It won't turn on an it's on the charger.. i tried this but i did't help at all :( Can anyone help me?

  • nancy_bhutia Jun 09, 2011

    hw many hours to charge ? and should i press d on off button n d home button togethr or one afta d othr could u plz explain in d mst simple n helpful way?

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    mrskeeney Aug 20, 2012

    Thank you so much, this solved my issue. I have been trying to get my phone to charge for days, and this fixed my problem in seconds. I wish I had thought to check the internet sooner. Thank you again, I appreciate people who post knowledgable, helpful tips on the internet.Grateful in Arkansas

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Hi the way to restore it if when you plug it in to computer is as follows,
turn of phone fully by pressing and holding both power and select buttons until phone completely turns off , about 8 seconds, right now open itunes on your computer, now push and hold select button (round one with square symbol on it on front of phone) whilst holding this button plug in snc cable , i tunes will grab phone and make it visible ni itunes (this takes approx 6 seconds) now you can release select button and continue to restore iphone in itunes, hope this helps some of you.

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Ok people, I Had the exact same problem, read every post I could find till my eyes bled... But what I did, and by no means was it magical, I'll see if you can solve it as we go....but first people suggested.... push the right buttons, in the right sequence, try the USB and reboot computer,some with the iphone on ,off,unhooked, hooked up.. try a wall outlet, try a car charger ect... some worked some didnt, I started thinking.. then some guy even said he took the phone apart, took the battery out, charged the battery and put it back in and it worked...now that would be fun after a night out ...Right there it dawned on me..Dont get me wrong, I tried all those suggestions with the exception of the opening of the iphone, looking on the ground for that little screw that went flying..method... what dawned on me was, that...very simply, that dust/lint/dirt gathering catchall opening on the bottom of the iphone could stand a little crud removal... after all, we all blew into our sega/nintendo games to insure a good connection when it froze up...sooo, I cleaned my iphone, and heard that magical iphone chirp...I also removed a pound of dust (I need a maid)... from the ihome I use...it prob wasnt always charging cleanly and fully, and perhaps when it runs down to "dead" that the draw needed from a computer charge may be too much for a USB ? or it freezes. and needs a good jolt...so those are my 2 cents, more like 50... good luck .. remember, there is a chance of an internal issue...or dead battery, but usually you'll get a few signs days/weeks before, this iphone just stopped accepting a charge an hour ago.....till now....

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  • ehvoice Jul 15, 2010

    nice one mate!

    this has happened to me both the last two times i have let the aging device run out of batteries! As a couple of errent drops have left my device with slightly open sides i tend to get my fair share of pocket lint.

    The first time I decided to remove the sim card in frustration then suddenly noticed a fair amount of dust inside. I blew it out and popped the sim back in and voila, bingo! the apple appeared.

    The second time i had cleaned everywhere inside both cavities, sides, sim-in, sim-out, computer, everything, then I read your post and noticed a layer of crud stuck to the side walls of the charging bay. I scraped both sides of the dock bar walls and BINGO! I am back in action. (didn't even need to plug in again it just came on!?) With a high powered flashlight I noticed that there is a small hole on the backside wall of the dock bar, maybe when I reopened this it sensed the light and decided to come on again!?

    Anyways both times I have fixed this annoying drama with cleaning...

  • christy1088 Aug 30, 2010

    omg hahaha my iphone has been down for 2 weeks because it wouldn't charge im so loling now because i blew into it as i was reading and now its totally fine thank you so much for your post

  • thomas722488 Oct 12, 2010

    Thank you captain, I had to use powerfull light and magnifying glass and borrow sewing needle from my wife and "scrape" dirt off.
    I am a carpenter, lots of dirt. It works!!! wow thanks

  • stephenhanco Oct 12, 2010

    This guy is a legend, I almost spent £190 on a new iPhone battery till I read this (electronics are expensive in TZ). I had a slightly different problem by the sounds of things. My iPhone would connect and charge and even say it was fully charged with a full green battery, but as soon as I unplugged it, it died on me every time. I tired all sorts of blogs, forums etc... nothing worked! Low and behold with a little bit of that old cartridge game blowing technique that used to work so affectively my iPhone was back up and running, if your ever in London or Tanzania I owe you a drink.

  • stephenhanco Oct 12, 2010

    This guy is a legend, I almost spent £195 on a new iPhone battery till I read this (electronics are expensive in Tanzania as there is an import tax of 50% of retail value on everything!), I had a slightly different problem by the sounds of things. My iPhone would connect and charge and even say it was fully charged with a full green battery, but as soon as I unplugged it, it died on me every time. I tired all sorts of suggestions from blogs, forums etc... nothing worked! Low and behold with a little bit of that old cartridge game blowing technique that used to work so affectively my iPhone was back up and running, if your ever in London or Tanzania I owe you a drink.

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    boxdopessoa Aug 23, 2012

    OMG u saved my phone !!!!

  • ANNIE MAY Sep 14, 2012

    omg after four weeks of no sleep stress and frustration u have brought my iphone back to life!!! i only had my iphone 2 days it was secound hand lol, then it died !!! now four weeks later i come across ur idea! ive tried turning on turning off plugging this plugging that pushing that pushing this !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! u have made me so frigging happy right now!!!!!!!!! YIPEE

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I was having this problem too for many days. But finally solved it now! :) check this page for details:

http://nabtron.com/iphone-not-charging-finally-solved/1820/

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Turn on iTunes, plug in usb cable, now hold in top and home buttons till screen goes blank. Plug in cable to phone and pc, leave top button go, but keep finger on home button, iTunes will open phonem now follow prompts for recovery, mine said it wouldnt recover, but it works fine! Please note, I have already contacted my wireless network and have a replacement 3gs on its way, I suggest you do the same!

Posted on Jul 23, 2009

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    Angela Zhu Oct 25, 2015

    It didn't work :( I tried it and something started loading and the the apple logo showed up on my phone but then turned black again and showed the no battery sign

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None of these things have worked me.

Posted on Feb 20, 2010

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    Angela Zhu Oct 25, 2015

    Yea me too what is wrong with the iPhone?

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Hey everyone. I also have had the same problem and i have tried lots of things to try and combat these situations... but the one that has worked for only by trial and error was to make sure i plug the charger into my phone before i plug it into the wall. I have never had a problem until my phone ran out of juice..... The manual says to use your phone until the battery runs right down and shuts off.. I did that and when I went to charge it I couldn't get it to charge... So my last resort was to charge my phone with my laptop with the same method as I typed above no hard reset or special sequence of buttons to push. Just plug it into the phone first and then the wall or computer. all that that does is tells the phone to either prepare to sync or not...

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  • feliza carreon Jun 02, 2011

    thanks tanked!! my iphone wont charge either! i thought my iphone was totally done for! i tried the push and hold the on/off button and sect button, the blowing of the bottom end of the iphone. heck i even tried charging it on my laptop andchanged my usb! still, it wont charge! i was down to my last 23%! its like waiting for the inevitable! my iphone was doomed to be a paperweight!

    ur solution is #11! i tried it expecting that it too wont work! i removed the usb fom the lap top and iphone! then connected the usb again to the iphone after a few seconds and then connected the other end of the usb to the lap top! then ....BBEEEPP... OMG!!! imagine my surprise!!!! super thanks again!!!

    haaaay!!! my nokia and blackberry never gave me this much headache and worries!!! super thanks again! you saved me and y iphone!!!

  • Dereje214 Jul 23, 2011

    Hi my men ur really wonderful I wish I where I phon manufacturer I was gone give u some share man u deserve it thanx again u the man of the year 2011 u save my time and money David

  • perfection11 Nov 25, 2012

    this was amazing! my phone just wont start, but this made it work :) thank you soooo much! you saved me a trip to the apple store!

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EVERYONE - I AM ROAMING AND TRAVELLING, SO THIS HAPPENED FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER WITH A 3G - TOTAL NIGHTMARE.
I DID THE HOLDING MENU BUTTON PLUS HOLDING POWER BUTTON TOGETHER THREE TIMES AND EVENTUALLY THE APPLE SIGN CAME BACK, THE PHONE RECOGNIZED THE CHARGE AND STARTED WORKING AGAIN AFTER HOURS OF NOTHING.
THIS WAS A SIMPLE FIX AND THANK GOODNESS FOR THIS FORUM! ALL MY INFO WAS RETAINED.
SO HOLD POWER BUTON AND MENU BUTTON AT SAME TIME, HOLD DOWN FOR A LONG TIME ( COUNT TO 10 OR MORE) UNTIL THE APPLE LOGO COMES BACK AND THE PHONE STARTS TO CHIRP AGAIN.
I DID NOT TRY THE OTHER SUGGESTIONS, AND THIS WORKS WITH BOTH WALL SOCKET CHARGING AND COMPUTER CHARGING.
so annoying that the phone even did that--- my blackberry never used to act up like this!

Posted on Jul 30, 2010

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  • Karri Mckamey Jul 26, 2012

    OMG! Thank you so much!!!! I take good care of my phone I was tripping out!! After reading every post, I tried yours and it WORKS! I help mine down until 11 counting very slow

  • Karri Mckamey Jul 26, 2012

    OMG! Thank you! I seen your post and thought well I've been travelling so I'll try this, SHEW it worked! You most count slow while holding the buttons like you said! Thank you again! I was tripping out I've not had my phone long.

  • Karri Mckamey Jul 26, 2012

    Opps, you must count very slow.

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    Angela Zhu Oct 25, 2015

    I've tried everything it doesn't work NONE OF IT DOES It happened last time and i used this strategy it worked but now none of these suggestions work?!!!!!!!!!!!!! IM REALLY SAD RIGHT NOW AND I DONT WANT TO THROW AWAY THIS PHONE IT IS MY FIRST AND I ONLY HAD IT FOR A YEAR

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All I can say is Captain Ron should be getting a monthly check from iPhone. You solved my problem by telling me to blow into the end of my phone. That is nothing short of brilliant, magical, unbelievable. The AT&T store couldn't even offer one solution except call the warranty office. Geezzzz. Thanks Ron.

Posted on Dec 09, 2009

  • lv2swm Jan 13, 2011

    Hysterical. I just blew into my phone and nothing happened. Sat down and about 5 seconds later, heard that familiar 'beep' when the phone starts charging. It is now charging. I am also lolling!

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Dude my phone wont even recongnized that theres a usb plugged into it...i tried getting a new usb chord and its still not working SOMEONE HEEEEELP!!!!

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My phone will almost reset to factory settings then it says it was restored but just goes back to the red battery and lightning bolt. what do i do???

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This seems to be a common problem, but thanks to a post on another forum it's solved. Phew.
Plug your iPhone into your computer with a USB cable. Reboot the computer. Give it a mo'. Voila. It's a nasty scary flaky bug but happily easily fixed.
Leo.

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Thank goodness I found this page. Basically, the night before my phone was at 61% battery level when it suddenly died. The next day, the red lightning bolt appeared (which actually meant the battery was empty-drained out....). I plugged my iphone into my laptop and connected to itunes. About 20-30min later the white Apple logo just suddenly appeared (I had been pressing both the on/off and select button a couple of times earlier). Then the iphone menu screen appeared. =D The battery level was at 5% then and now it is still connected on the laptop to fully charge it.

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The hard boot worked for me! This was driving me crazy. But now I have a full charge. Thank you!! You saved me a two hour trip to the Apple Store!

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    Ochiburi you must be an Apple God. I have been stressing over this for a week now. I followed your instructions and ta da!! Full charge. Thank you so much you just saved me a two hour drive the to the Apple Store. And probably would have been embarrassed by the fit I was prepared to throw!! Great fix

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Just let it charge for while i wont show it charging but just leave it connected and the take the sim card out for a few second it should show a full battery charge now""""""""""""""

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I had numerous battery problems, and after trying everything I came up with the simple solution.

Apparantly a faulty SIM card can do almost anything. I replaced my SIM and suddenly get great battery life each charge, faster internet, no dropped calls and no locking up screens.

Awesome...

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To do A hard Reset you have to hold the power and home button for about 10 minutes straight.

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Honestly this solved my iphone no-charging problem and it is straightforward. 1. make sure no timers/alarms are set on the phone 2. plug charge cable into the wall plug 3. now plug that into the wall 4. connect iphone (phone should be on, but in sleep mode). I swear to you it works even though it sounds funny.

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If itunes won't recognize the phone, try what I did when I had that problem: Go to apple's website, download itunes (even if you already have it AND it's up to date), and install itunes....don't know why it worked for me...but it did. It has worked for many others too from what I've seen on the interweb.

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    If itunes won't recognize the phone, try what I did when I had that problem: Go to apple's website download itunes (even if you already have it AND it's up to date), and install itunes....don't know why it worked for me...but it did. It has worked for many others to from what I've seen on the interweb.

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Hi all,

Last night i plugged my iPhone 3GS into the wall to charge it and the battery level was around 50% ish, i unplugged this morning and realised it was only 94% and thought that was unusual, so i unplugged and plugged in again and i get the message "charging is not support with this accessory" i think, surley not, this is the standard apple charger that came with the cable and it has been charging my iPhone for nearly i year now........ i have tried all of the above solutions, turn it off and on again, clean it etc etc etc, nothing seems to work and i am still getting the error message, this is really doing my head in now, can anybody PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Solution #2 worked like a charm. Nice work!

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How can i used my stored songs as ringtones

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If you live in Canada , U.S or some country where is Post office offer CASH ON DELIVERY service , i'll take it off your hand and pay for your phone .
I need it for part... Impossible to fix it ,main board burnt . Apple can't fix it if you still have warranty and they will send you a brand new one....

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There was nothing wrong with my iphone until it suddenly turned off with 53% remaining battery. I tried a number of things but eventually solution #4 worked.

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Please help because my iphone doesnt have a software problem its jailbroken and its a 2g. its acually not charging cause its at 3 % charge and it wont turn on. i got the battery percentage for 2g cause i jailbroke it. ive tried all of the mothods above and they havnt worked. PLEASE HELP

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Thanks. the reset kept taking me to the white apple logo... then it would go back to the thin red line battery logo... downloaded latest i tunes while my phone was connected by usb... and on it came like nothing every happened.... worst 1 hours of the week just ended!!!!!

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Refer this website http://www.parupedia.com/

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My iphone wont charge from lap top or wall charger

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I have had this same problem several times. After rebooting, unplugging & plugging etc., in the past I have been lucky. This time however nothing worked. I logged on here and tried every solution over and over. Finally, I plugged the phone to the MacBook Pro, pulled up iTunes and hit restart. I then held the menu and start on the phone for at least 1 minute, maybe more. I'm back! My suggestion to those who solve their problem is NEVER let the battery go dead. Thanks to all who posted, as I'm not sure which but one of them worked.

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If you get a charging symbol it's probably just a defective battery. Bring it to the apple store to see if you get a replacement through them. If you can't, there are third party iPhone repair services, that will fixed it for cheap. Also, I found an DYI iphone repair guide, so you can do it yourself too, not that difficult. Part is available on ebay.

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Ochiburi. u are a king! thankyou so much (solution 2) i was in despair cos i have no contract or warranty. as i have an ex-contract iphone. ur solution worked instantly! thankyou!!!

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None have worked for me, can anyone tell me if replacing the battery will solve the problem? Guarantee has expired and I am just holding on for iphone 4.0 ebay has plenty of cheep options but I was hoping to save opening the iphone myself and changing the battery for a last resort

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None of these methods have worked for me but my phone seems to have a worse issue. When I plug it into my computer I get an error screen that says "USB overcurrent notice!" Also when I plug my phone into my car charger I hear a hissing noise and the charger light dims. It sounds like my phones trying to draw more volts than standard. Has anyone else had such an issue? If so are there and solutions?

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To have a little influence on your loading of the battery is to take out the battery and clean dry the contacts and use some little silicon grease film on the contacts that fitts the battery , the same as on some contacts of clocks what can have fauleterings by moisture to know that in summer you wareing some clothesand the change on humid environment and sweat it will protect the life of battery.

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To power up, you consume Red Bull. But your phone just needs its adaptive fast charger. Try to find a good one.

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Reboot your phone

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Just clean the charger jack and you are set to go

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This happened to me before i was terrified! what you need to do is either get your usb lead and change it with the original cable and put it into the plug and try it. if this doesnt work then get a charger [eurospar 5 euro]. this worked for me hope this helps.

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Within the hardware breakdown front, it is also which there are a issue with the USB cable you're serves to connect the apple iphone for your computer or even power-adapter. The only method to check this really is to obtain entry to another apple iphone cable and use that certain rather. If you discover that it must be your own USB cable which broken, you can fix it by your Apple repairs.

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Ok so my phone died and i went to charge and it like wont charge at all i tried that whole hold down on/off and circle button thingy and junk(btw its the iphone).. and yeahh well it didnt work!! okk soo what can i do??

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Hi all i had this problem and this worked for me.

1. Plug your iphone into your PC with itunes open.
2.Give your PC a restart with your iphone still connected
3.Once your PC has restarted open itunes and your apple logo on your iphone should pop up.

Hope this helps

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If you see the charging log, but it doesn't power up, it's most likely a battery issue. Take it to the apple store if they don't give you are replacement you can replace it yourself. Here's aguide on how to disassemble an iPhone. Maybe a tech savy friend can do it for you. If you want to have somebody else do it for you there are third party iPhone Repair Services.

Posted on Jul 21, 2010

Worked for me. THanks for the posting.

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Thanks ! It worked for me...

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Works for me!

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Wonderful!!!

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    Mine also would not charge, tryed the hard reset, had to take it to the repair shop, the charger and microphone part on the iphone was stuffed. $80 later we are back in business

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I have an iPhone model MB384LL AT

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My I-phone is less than six ,months and all the sudden the middle button wont work or charge. Help anyone.

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Just today my iPhone had dropped its charged to the point where it had only 1/4 left in red with battery image on face of phone with the inability to unlock, shutdown or anything. It was frozen! I tried pressing down on power button and the home screen button w/o any results. I tried charging my phone using a cable plugged to my laptop after having it charged from the wall outlet for over an hour. This wall unit was a universal plug so I thought after hours later that I should use my Apple wall/ usb cable for better results. No results!!! But guess what worked????? Connecting it to my iHome radio .....it actually began the process for it to be unlocked and I was able to see my home screen!!! Wierd....but estactic of the results and I can see that the battery red level is increasing so that soon it will be fully charged.
Hope this helps!

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    Hi this is SuzyQ33 of Solution #30.....my battery is green now within 10 minutes of charging on my iHome radio. Perhaps once the phone dies completely it needs a stronger source to charge it. I'm not an electrician...so can I only speculate in laymen's terms????!!!

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