No power but itunes recognized it as iPhone in recovery mode
So thishappened last year around november, i never had the time to have it fixed since i have a back up phone.
Anyway heres the problem, my iphone4 gsm has never been droped not even a scratch on it never had any water problem. Just one day after charging it overnight the next day the iphone4 gsm just wouldnt start, no power, no screen, no sound. Now if i connect the iphone4 on my pc, itunes recognizes it as a phone in recovery mode, now i tried to restore it ( during the process of restoring it and while the iphone is connected on the pc the iphone 4 still has no power, no screen or any signs of life except that the backlate heats up a little like when your charging it) and itunes says error code 1601 or some code number.
My question now is whats wrong with my iphone4? Is it the battery, the logic board or the lcd? Or my iphone4 is just plain dead? This phone is already out of warranty so its either i could still fix it or i now have a very expensive paper weight?
Federico, it does sound like battery problems. I would most certainly stat with that. If nothing else, it will give you a clean starting point for further trouble shooting. Here are the guides for your phone and the battery is available right here as well as many other places. Also make sure that you try a different cable and that you clean your dock connector of any lint and corrosion. Hope this helps, good luck.
To long for a comment :-) The Error 1600, 1601, 1602 as defined by Apple :"
Follow the steps listed above for Error 1604. This error may also be resolved by disabling, deactivating, or uninstalling third-party security, antivirus, and firewall software. See steps in this article for details on troubleshooting security software." and here is 1604 "This error is often related to USB timing. Try changing USB ports, using a different dock connector to USB cable, and other available USB troubleshooting steps (troubleshootin
If the issue is not resolved by USB isolation troubleshooting
Connect the device to iTunes, confirm that the device is in Recovery Mode. If it's not in Recovery Mode, put it into Recovery Mode.
Restore and wait for the error.
When prompted, click OK.
Close and reopen iTunes while the device remains connected.
The device should now be recognized in Recovery Mode again.
Try to restore again.
If the steps above do not resolve the issue, try restoring using a known-good USB cable, computer, and network connection." from here. Reason for the battery change is that the iDevices seem to habitually doing weird things when the battery is no longer holding a charge etc. I have got the same error on a few phones with bad batteries, that is why I replace these with some of the more dubious errors. Especially the way yours has been acting reminds me of this. Also, check on this question. Try what Majesty is suggesting. This does work for most of the iTunes errors.
Replacement 1420 mAh battery for iPhone 4. Compatible with all iPhone 4 GSM and CDMA models (Not 4S). Does not require soldering. 3.7 Votls (V) / 5.25 Watt Hours (Whr). — 17 available at 19.95 each.
I have this exact same issue, did you ever solve it? I have also tried replacing the battery. When I enter dfu iTunes will detect it but it hangs at 'waiting for iPhone' forever at the beginning of the restore. Outside of dfu mode it's totally dead, no backlight comes on on the screen, doesn't charge or get seen by the computer.