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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
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    Default CAUTION: 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.

    This sucks!!!!

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    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!

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    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 already
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    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.

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    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..

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosseyes View Post
    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!
    You think there would be a failsafe in the phone, or a check or something, because there are a lot of firewire ipod cables out there. Maybe there is one, and my phone was defective? All I know is that I am not going to try it again

    Quote Originally Posted by wannabprogramma View Post
    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 already
    Plugged in all night lastnight... Still nothing. Still can't reset it either. Now I just need to "Baby Step" til 10 O'clock. Then Best Buy will be open.
    Last edited by jaminmc; 07-13-2010 at 06:31 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    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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    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!

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    Is a FireWire a brand or a generic name for a 3rd party USB cable?

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    Firewire is a port.

    [ame]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_1394_interface[/ame]

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    a faster than usb port
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    Never looked into USB 3.0 yet but what are the speeds on that?

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    I have USB 3.0 but nothing to plug in to it. Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7 V1.0

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaminmc View Post

    I do have the $15 per month plan that best buy has, so I can just go in and get it replaced..
    You pay best buy $15 a month to warranty something that Apple covers for free for a year?

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