My iPhone is at a weird state of non-functionality. My iPhone suddenly froze, I googled the problem and I did a soft reset, though my finger slipped after the screen had gone black and before the Apple logo had appeared, which I fear may be the problem. The screen is completely black, and does not show anything. Switching the phone on and off of vibrate doesn't do anything, so I assume that the display is not at fault here otherwise the phone would vibrate when the switch was toggled. I just have no damn idea, every result of "black screen" or "won't turn on" involves something appearing on the screen after the directions are followed, and the screen never gives me that.
Solutions and measures conducted:
Soft reset, via holding the power and home button. Attempt at software recovery via iTunes, which resulted in an error 1601 saying that iTunes could not restore the iPhone. Failed hard and soft resets, result in absolutely nothing, initiating recovery in iTunes is the only way the phone is recognized by iTunes, and it just leads to a restoration failure.
Recent changes to hardware/software
Replaced flex cable under the home button to restore functionality. Successfully replaced. iPhone worked well afterwards, 100% functional. Display replaced, also went well, iPhone was completely restored from what I could tell to complete working order, until the freeze into complete black-screen-ness.
Factory-unlocked iPhone 3G 8GB
Thanks in advance. <3
EDIT: Heres a step-by-step of what happened for additional clarity and to help suppress my anxiety about the possible death of yet another phone.
Step One: Turned phone on.
Step Two: Swiped to get to main menu screen.
Step Three: Menu screen frozen.
Step Four: Attempt to power off. Still frozen.
Step Five: Attempt soft reset.
- Screen goes black
- finger slips off of home button
- Apple logo never shows up, signaling the reboot
- Screen still black
And thats how I got to where I am now! I'm sad.