iPhone 3G

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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Im stuck in dfu mode after back panel change, there a solution?

I just changed a back panel on a 8gb 3G iphone, when i put it all back together and tried to turn it on, i had nothing. I noticed the power button was stuck in, so took the screen off again, pulled the power button out, and used a metal spudger to clean up the hole so the button didnt stick. Put it all back together, and had nothing. I plugged it in to see if itunes would recognize, and it was recognized in recovery mode. I tried almost every firmware from 2.0 to 4.2, jailbroken and not. Screen will come on, go through the entire restore process, then fail on error 6. Some firmwares wouldnt get that far, i would get error 1600 before it even began the restore process. I tried a couple recovery boot tools too, iRecovery and RecBoot. Using iRecovery in terminal, usb is loaded but phone/ipod not found. Using RecBoot i get the "awake my precious" but phone doesnt wake. Did i fry the logic board? What else can i try? Why did this happen in the first place? I took apart a waterdamaged 3G before, cleaned up, added new battery and dock connector with no issues!

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UPDATE:

Changed the logic board, works fine. I must've damaged something with either:

1) Metal spudger (my dog found the plastic one worked great as a toothpick)

2) The power button was lodged down while reassembling, possibly shorting something?

Im going to go through the board with a magnifying glass, and see if i can see anything. If not, i am just going to use it as a practice board for my new iFixit soldering iron!

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from apple trouble shooting pghttp://support.apple.com/kb/TS1275

Error 6: All of the steps in this article apply to resolve this issue. Following iTunes for Windows: Troubleshooting security software frequently resolves this error. There may be third-party software installed that modifies your default packet size in Windows by inserting a TcpWindowSize entry into your Registry. If your default packet size is set incorrectly it can cause this error. Contact the manufacturer of the software that installed the packet size modification for assistance.

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Connect iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Apple TV (2nd generation) to a different USB port on your Mac or Windows PC. USB 2.0 ports that are built in to the computer are preferred over a hub. If you tried connecting your device to USB ports on the front of the computer, try connecting them to rear USB ports. After doing this, try to restore the device in iTunes.

If the issue continues:

Remove all USB devices except the keyboard, mouse, and your iPhone, iPad, iPod or Apple TV (2nd generation).

Remove all USB hubs and connect your iOS device directly to the computer. If your display has a USB connection, disconnect all USB devices from it.

Connect your device directly to the included USB cable, bypassing the dock.

Restart the computer.

Try to restore the device again in iTunes.

If available, test with alternative, known-good USB cables.

See iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV (2nd generation): Troubleshooting USB connection, and this article about a device not being recognized properly by computer when USB drivers are not installed properly or are out of date for additional tips related to USB connections and try to restore again after following those steps.

If the issue persists and you are using a Mac, try resetting the USB connection by following the steps in What to do if your computer won't recognize a FireWire or USB device, and then try restoring the device again. If you are using a Toshiba portable computer, following the steps in this article may resolve the update/restore error.

If the issue persists and you are using virtualization software to run another operating system alongside Mac OS X, quit that software; it may create virtual USB ports that may be causing the issue. Or you can try to control or restrict access to USB ports while running the virtualization software.

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i have a mac

by crevz

Sorry i see that wasnt very descriptive, i have a macbook, tried different cables and usb ports, even though i was syncing my ipad no problem with these

by crevz

have a look at this link, also try iReb http://www.iphonealley.com/forums/t8308/

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dang that sucks man...ive done that before what youve said and ive never had that problem....i would say plug it into a power source and do a hard reboot

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Ive tried this, to no avail. Now im stuck in restore, about 2/3rds through the restore. I think I can boot it out of this, but im going to try a few things while i have it this far. Pic below

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