5607 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 26, 2011 10:58 AM by paulcb
Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2011 8:22 AM (in response to KiltedTim)Hi, sorry for not clarifying. The iPhone had developed a fault whereby the home button wouldn't work and it wouldn't charge, so I replaced the faulty flex and now the home button works and the iPhone charges.
ThanksiPhone 2g, Windows 7
Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2011 8:27 AM (in response to Supersamtheman)It does sound like an iPhone hardware issue. Have you gone through this?...http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1495
That being said, IMO, I think your throwing good time/money after bad on a 2G that has these problems. If you're willing to sign a contract with your carrier, you can probably get a refurb 3GS or 4 relatively cheap.HP DV7 Laptop, Windows 7, iPhone 3G 8GB 4.2.1
Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2011 8:33 AM (in response to paulcb)Hi and thanks for replying.
Yeah I have gone through that help article and unfortunately nothings worked. It just seems odd that the computer would recognise it in some way but not properly, which made me think it might be to do with software rather than hardware, but I see your point in that it probably is a hardware issue. I would have liked to get a newer one however I am already in a contract which I don't have the money to cancel and I managed to get the 2g very cheap. It would be fantastic if I could get this one going!
Thanks a lotSony Vaio, Windows 7
Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2011 10:21 AM (in response to Supersamtheman)Update: I decided to reopen the phone to check the connections and make sure everything was as I left it. While I was removing the battery and motherboard, the battery literally fell off of it - the white and red cables had completely degraded and they just came apart, so I desoldered the black cable and ordered a replacement battery. Could it be that the phone simply wasnt getting enough (or consistent enough) power to properly communicate with the PC?
Thanks a lotiPhone 2g, Windows 7
Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2011 10:58 AM (in response to Supersamtheman)
Could it be that the phone simply wasnt getting enough (or consistent enough) power to properly communicate with the PC?
It certainly could be and sounds like that's at least part of the problem. The phone does need to be On to communicate with the PC and iTunes. You'll know when you get the new battery.HP DV7 Laptop, Windows 7, iPhone 3G 8GB 4.2.1