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My 8GB Iphone randomly goes to black screen with silver Apple logo during use then takes anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes to reboot or something. This happens quite often now no matter what the phone is being used for. When the phone goes to this screen nothing can be done. It will not turn off or back on. This makes the phone pretty much useless and unreliable. This started 5 days after my warranty ran out :(

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Well, it seems to me it's more likely to be a problem with the hardware of your phone. Most likely you need to take it to apple for repair or replacement.

A couple of things you can try tho....are first, to do a restore on your iPhone...if it is not a hardware problem, it could be the iPhone software itself. Do a restore, but I would try not restoring from a back up. Get the latest version of the iPhone software and restore the phone from scratch, and then sync your library.

Another thing it might be, could be the battery. There are lots of instructions online about how to change the battery, but it all depends on how brave you are when it comes to ripping apart your iPhone.

I think you may be a bit stuck and may have to take it to Apple for repair.

Good Luck

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