Sixth iteration of Apple iPhone, announced on September 12, 2012. Repair of this device is similar to the previous models, requiring screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 16, 32, or 64 GB / Black or White.

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iPhone only powers on when plugged in but wont boot.

I purchased a faulty iphone 5 from ebay that the seller said was displaying an "error 21" message when connected to itunes. The phone only powers on when connected to a power outlet or pc but only displays the apple logo for a few seconds and then "connect to itunes". When i try to restore and update in dfu mode i get "error 2009" and 1 time in got "error 21". I have connected to power outlet with no battery in the phone and i get the same "connect to itunes" I have replaced the battery and still no luck. From what i can see there are no signs of liquid damage and no damage to cables/connectors inside. Could it by any chance be the dock connector?

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Try another battery as I belive you have purchased a faulty one if that does work then you could have a battery connector problem

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your right i have fitted a new battery and i now have power but when i try to restore i now get error 3 and once error 16, have you any experience on this? it seems to restore to about 75%.

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