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hey guys.. i just got my hands on a messed out 3gs that on connecting to iTunes says STUCK IN RESTORE MODE.. the screen is black and not functioning can
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    hey guys.. i just got my hands on a messed out 3gs that on connecting to iTunes says STUCK IN RESTORE MODE.. the screen is black and not functioning

    can u help me ascertain the damage .. and also the solution

    also mentionable is that the LCD glass is in perfect shape with no exterior damage.. but i have no clue bout the HISTORY
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    Boot it in DFU mode and try a restore.

    If that fails, check for water damage and take it in to the Apple Store

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    the screen is entirely black bro... and i aint got an apple store in ma country... any other DIY help or assistance would be appreciated
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    What happens when you hit restore when you plug it into iTunes?
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    showing error 1602

    okay... i got more info... wen i tried restoring wid a default fw from apple the screen suddenly jumped to life .. and showed the apple logo... but no such luck whn i tried using a custom fw from pwnage tool

    also the org fw gets stuck at about 60% with the message displaying as verifying iPhone restore on itunes..


    ne help or knowhow wud be solicited
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    Has it been water damaged?

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    how do i check that... since i have no idea bout its history... is there a sticker smwher to ascertain dat
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    There is an indicator in the bottom of the headphone jack, in the dock connector, and 2 more on the mainboard inside the phone. If any of these are pink or red, you have water damage.
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    Water damage water damage! When you mentioned is goes and stops at about 60% thru the rsstore process that was it. The indicators will also tell u too if u know where to look. The solution to your problem would be to install a new battery. Now the battery is low in price and if that doesn't work sell it for parts mentioning the water damage.

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    no.. its still a black circle with white inside
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    Well those are the indicators on the inside on the mainboard. There are still two others, one in the dock connector and one at the bottom of the headphone jack.
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    i dont see any red there on the earphone jack.. cant figure the sticker out on the dock area
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    If you still cannot figure it out you can mail it into my shop and I will see what is going on with it for you.
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    dude m from india.. mailing u and back would cost me 200$..
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    Well I apologize for offering to help you out. You just updated your location so there was know way of knowing where you were located before. I have employees from india and I mail them iPhones all the time. It costs me about $30 to ship, but No worries. Good luck!

    Question: Have you done any homework on error 1602 before posting or is this the only place you have attempted to look? 1602 is a common error and there are several write ups on how to fix it. The easiest of which would be to call Apple...
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    Hey am sorry.. That was the payup that a few ppl from here asked wen i was negotiating a deal with them on buying a 3gs.. Neway.. I did my homework on 1602 but the problem is that the screen is conked out.. Dunno watta do in that case.. The onli tym screen comes to life is wen u install org fw

    and my location was der since long back... no worries though.. also cud u help me get a new one though.. lemme kno ..


    @all :tx for all ur tym and support..
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    So, install original firmware and jb with Blackra1n. Sounds like the custom fw you are trying to use is corrupt
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    the installation as i mentioned earlier .. is getting stuck at 60%

    btw @Melech518: cud u help me get a 3gs.. even a 2nd hand wud do provided its cheap
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    He is from India, and if you dont have anything to contribute then stay off of the thread!

    Quote Originally Posted by astalavistadear View Post
    the installation as i mentioned earlier .. is getting stuck at 60%

    btw @Melech518: cud u help me get a 3gs.. even a 2nd hand wud do provided its cheap
    The cheapest I sell the 3GS for in my store is $549....
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