Second generation of iPhone. Model A1241 / 8 or 16 GB capacity / black or white plastic back. Repair is more straightforward than the first iPhone. requires screwdrivers, prying, and suction tools.

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iPhone won't turn on

Recognized in itune but can't restore. The screen is always blank.

Shouldn't be problem with itune since I tried in serveral computers. Shouldn't be issue with the screen either. All come back with error 1601.

Probably hardware issue. Any suggestions on how to fix it ?

Thanks in advance

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Error 1601 means the device won't come out of DFU mode into recovery mode; it's probably a bad logic board. (The screen will never light up in DFU mode.)

The logic board is the most expensive part of the phone to replace; you're probably better off selling this one for parts and buying a used (working) phone on eBay.

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+ nice to have someone around who really knows this stuff

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Apple disagrees with it not being iTunes' fault. What happened to the phone leading up to this problem? How did you rule out the screen?

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I tried with another working screen and same thing happened...thus I ruled out the screen

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Disasembly your iphone and disconect the LCD flex and plug again.

Sometimes there is a false contact.

If dont works the LCD is damaged try to replace.

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for some reason, the screen is always blank even Itune recognize the phone in DFU mode. I tried an LCD from a working phone and it still acts the same way.

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for itunes fault codes http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1275.

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Error 1603: If you receive this error and the iOS device is not automatically placed into recovery mode, it may be necessary to do so manually. Refer to iPhone and iPod touch: Unable to restore for steps on placing iPhone into forced recovery mode. Also, remove the IPSW and attempt to restore again. If you do not want to remove the IPSW in the original user, try restoring in a new administrator user.

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