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IPhone 3gs 16 gig. Black screen. Makes sounds, shows up in iTunes. Tried hard reset, soft reset, restore (both factory and in recovery mode) to no avail. The apple logo does NOT show when I reset. I just hear the alert when it powers up.

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Just take it back to the Apple store and they will replace the screen for you.

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Plug the phone to the computer with itunes open.

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IPhone factory (hard) reset. (Final)


If you are facing application and startup errors with your iPhone, and you may have tried to perform a 'soft' reset which failed to work, the only solution would be to perform a hard reset.

Some of these system errors may include, application launch failure, failure to be detected by iTunes, startup failure (iPhone may freeze on startup), the solution may perform a full factory reset.

The only bad side is that, you will lose all your data, but, you will have a functioning iPhone. If you had earlier backed up some data, you can perform a system restore after performing the factory reset.

To perform a full factory reset, follow the procedures below:

1.Press the home button (the big circle below the screen) and the sleep wake button (the button on top of the iPhone) simultaneously. Ignore the “Slide to power off” message.
2.Hold both buttons for about 10 to 15 seconds.
3.The iPhone will shut down.
4.Wait for about 10 to 15 seconds then turn the iPhone back on by pressing the sleep/wake button.
5.You should now see the Apple logo, your iPhone is restarting and thus booting up.
6.The hard reset will have completed successfully.

System Recovery:
After the hard reset has been successfully complete, it will not be functioning so you will have to perform a System Recovery.
Please note that System Recovery is different from data restore.

Follow these steps to perform system recovery:
1. Plug in the iPhone into your computer.
2. Run and open iTunes.
3. iTunes will prompt a message that says “iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode.” Click OK.
4. You will be taken to the iPhone pane. Then, click on “Restore”.
5. Wait for the full restoration process to complete, and the iPhone will have been restored back to the state in which you had just bought it.

After the process is complete, you can restore your data from the backup you made, if you made any back ups before the problem occurred.

Thank you for using Fixya,
Kenneth.

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IPhone factory (hard) reset


If you are facing application and startup errors with your iPhone, and you may have tried to perform a 'soft' reset which failed to work, the only solution would be to perform a hard reset.

Some of these system errors may include, application launch failure, failure to be detected by iTunes, startup failure (iPhone may freeze on startup), the solution may perform a full factory reset.

The only bad side is that, you will lose all your data, but, you will have a functioning iPhone. If you had earlier backed up some data, you can perform a system restore after performing the factory reset.

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1.Press the home button (the big circle below the screen) and the sleep wake button (the button on top of the iPhone) simultaneously. Ignore the “Slide to power off” message.
2.Hold both buttons for about 10 to 15 seconds.
3.The iPhone will shut down.
4.Wait for about 10 to 15 seconds then turn the iPhone back on by pressing the sleep/wake button.
5.You should now see the Apple logo, your iPhone is restarting and thus booting up.
6.The hard reset will have completed successfully.
System Recovery:
After the hard reset has been successfully complete, it will not be functioning so you will have to perform a System Recovery.
Follow these steps to perform system recovery:
1. Plug in the iPhone into your computer.
2. Run and open iTunes.
3. iTunes will prompt a message that says “iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode.” Click OK.
4. You will be taken to the iPhone pane. Then, click on “Restore”.
5. Wait for the full restoration process to complete, and the iPhone will have been restored back to the state in which you had just bought it.
After the process is complete, you can restore your data from the backup you made, if you made any back ups before the problem occurred.
Thank you for using Fixya,
Kenneth.

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Connect your iphone to the laptop and select Restore Back up from the itunes . You should be able to get all the apps back if you had restored them in the past on your icloud.

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You will probably need to reboot into recovery mode and restore your phone. To get into recovery mode, make sure your phone is connected to you computer with a usb cable, then you need to hold down the sleep button and the home button down at the same time for 10 seconds then release the sleep button. Continue holding the home button down until iTunes detects a phone in recovery mode, once it's in recovery mode you can press the restore from within iTunes.

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Hi
What happens when you try to charge the device?Won't charge?Switch chargers.
Try hard resetting it and see what happens.Here's a video tutorial on how to go about it.



Hope it helps.Thanks

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Ipone 3gs restore factory setting code?


How to Restore iPhone 3G to Factory Settings



Make sure you are on the screen that holds your Settings icon. That is the icon with gears pictured in it. Touch the Settings icon.

In the Settings menu, touch the line that says General. It also has a picture of gears.


Scroll down the General page and you will see a line that says Reset. Select Reset.


This screen will show you several options you can reset including setting, home screen, keyboard dictionary, network settings and location warning. However, to erase all data, you will select the line that says Erase All Content and Settings. When you select it, a box will pop up with a red button saying Erase iPhone. There is also a warning saying it will delete all media and data and will take up to an hour. Touch the red button and your iPhone will format itself back to factory settings.


Tips & Warnings


Back up all data you want to save on your computer.

YOU WILL LOSE ALL DATA!!!!!


Also,
To restore iPhone and reset the phone to default factory settings, follow these steps:

1. Turn off iPhone - Hold down the Sleep/Wake button for a few seconds until the red slider appears, then slide the red slider. Ignore this step if your iPhone is already off.
2. Press and hold down the Home button for about 10 seconds until a yellow triangle with a text which says Please Connect to iTunes appears.

iPhone Recovery Mode

3. Plug the iPhone into Mac or Windows PC. Release the button if you haven't.
4. Run and open iTunes if it's not already opened yet.
5. iTunes will prompt a message that says iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode. Click OK.
6. You will be taken to the iPhone pane. Then, click on Restore.
7. Wait for the full restoration process to complete, and the iPhone will be back to the original settings state as when it left the manufacturing factory, typically a working phone again if you face any problem, unless it's hardware related.

There is another mode called DFU mode which does not load the iBoot, and commonly used to downgrade the firmware and restore custom IPSW.

Use the link to below for DFU


mydigitallife.info/2010/10/25/how-to-enter-dfu-mode-in-iphone-ipad-and-ipod-touch-recovery/

Hope it helped.

Thanks for using fixya,..

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