I am not an iPhone noob, and did search for this same problem prior to posting this. I bought a used iPhone for my wife (2G/8G). It looked like it has the standard 1.1.4 firmware and had not been updated to 2.0. The phone was working perfectly and so I brought it home, plugged it into the charger for about an hour, then as I was walking by, had noticed that the phone was resetting itself. I picked it up and after staying on the standard apple boot screen, the screen went blank (horizontal lines) similar to getting the phone into DFU mode. The phone now will not boot and I got it into restore mode, but as soon as I unplug the phone from the charger, the screen goes blank. I cannot get iTunes to recognize the phone to restore. Any ideas?