iPhone 3GS Won't turn on!
My iphone 3GS (32 gb) randomly turned off last night and now won't come back on. I know it was at least 70% charged the last time I used it before setting it down, and since I wasn't using it at the time it happened, I am not sure if it crashed or if the battery died.
I tried to charge it with my wall adapter, car adapter, and I tried hooking it up with USB to my laptop - nothing has worked.
Do you think this a battery issue (since it doesn't even show a "charging" symbol when I plug it in)? It is an older phone and I've never replaced any parts on it.
I want to avoid having to restore since I will lose all my data which wasn't properly backed up the last time I connected to itunes! And I especially don't want to lose all my pictures! :(
Miyabi, it will be difficult to try to not do a restore. I would suggest to try the phone in DFU and to restore, but you do want to avoid it. Try a hard reset and see if that makes a difference:
Hold the sleep/wake button at the top right and the home button at the same time.
Hold them until the screen goes black. You may even need to keep holding them after the red power off slider appears. If it does, just keep holding the buttons.
Once the Apple appears you can let go since your phone should now be rebooting.
If no change with that, then start with a new battery. It is possible that your battery is at the end of its life cycle and no longer holds a charge. Of course there are plenty of other things but any of those would lead to a restore. The guide for the repair is here. Definitely back up your phone more frequent...:)
Maybe try downloading f0recast-v1.3 it displays all the current info about your iPhone but it waits for your phone to connect. if it does not then it may be a dead phone.
Change the battery. but purchase a legit OEM battery
they are more expensive but well worth it.
Try looking at the bottom connector if any dirt is trapped then clean. or replace the dock connector , not expensive.
Try the reset 10 seconds power down with holding the home button. keep doing it till something happens might not work though.. but may be that your battery just gave out. so needs replacing