iPhone 3G crashes when trying to play any media.
The iphone was dropped and the digitizer cracked. I replaced the digitizer, but then the phone would only start if it was plugged into my macbook, eventually it stopped doing this too.
I then replaced the headphone jack ribbon and replaced the battery. The iphone will start now and I have restored software.
Now the problem is that it will not play back any media... ipod app works but when I press play it doesn't start playback it just does nothing.
Youtube will start to load but then goes black when video starts to play, then it goes back to the video information screen.
I also tried streaming a pod cast through the itunes app directly and the same result.
No sounds work, non of the ringtones make a noise when they are selected, iphone crashed restarted itself, when in settings > sounds > ringtone.
I followed instructions about resyncing with itunes.... didn't work.
I have now downgraded the software to 3.1.3...... didn't work.
Now iphone won't start and shuts down when I force it to start.
Does this mean the logic board is damaged? Or is there a genius fix out there that can fix the software?
Would replacing the dock connector section fix this?
Any answers will be greatly appreciated!
to get to audio ic you'll need to remove the metal shield over the motherboard. (ic is labelled wolfson) check it's intact/attached
Sorry it's taken a while to get to this... I don't think this is a software problem, if the prob was in the dock then you'd still have headphone and earpiece working. As it's crashing everything I think this ic is more likely to be the culprit! Good luck
I'm unsure about the current status of your phone. You say it won't start and shuts down when you force the start. But you also say now the problem is that it will not play back any media.
Can you get it into recovery or DFU mode and get it connected/visib
It's possible that replacing the dock connector may help, but more info is needed before I'd be comfortable telling you to buy one as a sure solution.