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Tried to fix 4S Boot Loop, but turns off during restore.

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Suddenly my iPhone 4S turned off. Upon restarting it, the Apple logo shows for a few seconds, then disappears after a fade to decreased brightness and stripes on the screen (looks like a display failure of some sort). It then boots again, without me touching it. This continues until I shut it off by holding down the Home and Power buttons simultaneously.


If I connected it to the computer while having iTunes open, it successfully booted and worked fine. I waited until it was fully charged, then removed it. It turned off again, spiraling into the same boot loop as before.


I did some reading here: and gave it a try by putting it in recovery mode. Then I tried restoring it, but as soon as the progress bar pops up on my iPhone, it shuts off. I get iTunes error '9'. It reboots and is once again in recovery mode.


I have no idea what's going on. It appears to be unrelated to my computer. Any suggestions? I live in Denmark and Apple support here isn't exactly great.


I'm on a Mac with the latest version of iTunes. I was running iOS 6.0 when it stopped working.

iPhone 4S, iOS 6.0.2


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