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07-12-2010, 08:35 PM #1CAUTION: Don't use a Firewire cable on a iPhone 4!!!!
I regretably pluged my iPhone 4 into a Firewire iPod cable to my macbook, to see if it would display the message saying that the cable is unsupported. At fist it didn't display anything different on my screen. Then it dimmed, and then shut off, just like it normally would do when it goes to sleep. Then When I pressed the power button, it didn't wake up.... So after that, it hasn't powered on at all. I have held the Power and Home buttons down together many times, and for a long period of time. Plugged it in the with the USB connector, and it does nothing. So tomorrow I will try to exchange it at best buy.
07-12-2010, 08:38 PM #2
Really? I don't see why Apple would let something like that slip...they've always been kinda big on FireWire I thought.
Oh, and trying something like this, "just to see", usually yield this result Thanks for sharing this with the community to help prevent this from happening again though!
07-12-2010, 08:53 PM #3
just a stupid suggestion: leave it plugged in all night and check tomorrow and see if it's still dead...i think firewire requires more power to work so as unlikely as it is maybe it drained the battery? especially if you battery was low alreadyThe Next Generation of Phreaks.
07-12-2010, 10:02 PM #4
Firewire pushes out more power then the USB. Correct me if I am wrong Firewire power out put is 12V and USB is 5V. More then likely your iphone is toast. Sorry about your bad luck.
Last edited by XFaega; 07-12-2010 at 10:04 PM.
07-13-2010, 06:31 AM #5
Batt was at least at 70% when I did it, and it was only plugged in for like 15 seconds at the most.
I do have the $15 per month plan that best buy has, so I can just go in and get it replaced..
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07-13-2010, 06:32 AM #6
Curiosity kicked the iPhone...I'm gonna go plug in my iPhone directly to my cars alternate to see if it works brb...
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07-13-2010, 06:38 AM #7
Lol this never fails to amaze me. I broke my phone so now I will just exchange it for a new one. Keep away from those firewires!
07-13-2010, 05:36 PM #8
Is a FireWire a brand or a generic name for a 3rd party USB cable?
07-13-2010, 05:47 PM #9
Firewire is a port.
07-13-2010, 05:53 PM #10
a faster than usb portThe Next Generation of Phreaks.
07-13-2010, 05:57 PM #11
Never looked into USB 3.0 yet but what are the speeds on that?
07-13-2010, 06:23 PM #12
I have USB 3.0 but nothing to plug in to it. Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7 V1.0
07-13-2010, 09:15 PM #13