N/APosted on - 05/24/2011
I've just bought an iPhone 2g (1st generation) from eBay for about 50 bucks. It had the screen glass, the touch panel and the LCD broken, but otherwise it was working properly.
I ordered the broken parts from Taiwan, it wasn't the cheapest but it was cheap to other 50 bucks. I waited for 3 weeks to get it to my hands and started to repair my phone.
Then I checked the video tutorials about the screen change, I changed the screen as they showed on the video.
It worked fine in the first place. Without the screws the LCD turned on for a second and I thought it will be alright.
Then I reassembled the phone, tried to charge it but nothing happened. Then I started to get worried.
Then I took it to parts again, after an hour's searching I realized I didn't plug the charger connector well enough, and the logic board of my phone it might be broken.
So I reassembled it 2nd time, plugged on my PC's USB and a black screen appeared with an Apple logo on the middle. I was happy, but I shouldn't. It didn't boot. So I opened my phone's housing for the 3rd time; then I saw, I broke the battery's black cable from the logic board.
I thought I will kill myself at this time or at least flush the phone down the toilet.
But after a couple days I was sitting down again and started to think about this battery issue. I sorted out (by measuring voltages on the electronics on the battery). I will need a new battery, so I bought a new battery (other 10 bucks) checked how to replace it and got in done in an hour.
Now my iPhone should take charge, but it is still stuck on the black screen with the logo and won't boot.
I tried to put it to DFU mode but I couldn't.
What should I do? I ran out from ideas. Someone please HELP ME.
IPhone 2g black screen with logo
First of all, I want to congratulate you for reviving your phone. You are so good to repair your phone just by following instructions via video.
iPhone comes with a CD installer when your purchase either online or directly in Apple Store. The Installation disk contains Apple ITunes and iPhone recovery tools, including firmware.
Your iPhone problem is probably the memory or the firmware or the so called IOS. Working with the storage or iPhone hardware, requires expertise on iPhone electronics to avoid complex error or problems in the console. Instead of proceeding repairing on the hardware part of your iPhone, lets jump to your iPhone Operating System or the IOS or the Firmware.
You need the USB iPhone cable and connect the USB to the USB port of your computer and the iPhone connector to your iPhone.
You need also the ITunes software. If you don’t have the software, you can download the latest version of ITunes on Apple website. If you are already there, click the iTunes on their category menu. Under the category page, you will find a blue button at the right side of the page labeled “Download iTunes”.
Click the button to proceed on downloading. On the download page, you will have the option to check if you want to subscribe information and updates from iTunes. If you want to subscribe just put a check on the checkbox else just ignore it and click the “Download Now” button.
Take a sit back and wait until the download is finished. Install it into your computer if you have already the installation file.
iTunes requires the following for Software and Hardware Requirements (this requirements is for Microsoft Windows installed OS only):
A PC with a 1 GHz Intel or AMD processor.
Intel Pentium D or faster processor is required to play Standard Definition video from the iTunes Store.
2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or faster processor is required to play HD video, an iTunes LP, or iTunes Extras from the iTunes Store.
512 MB of RAM; 1 GB is required to play HD video, an iTunes LP, or iTunes Extras.
Screen resolution of 1024×768 or greater; 1280×800 or greater is required to play an iTunes LP or iTunes Extras.
DirectX 9. 0-compatible video card with 32 MB of video RAM; 64 MB recommended.
QuickTime-compatible audio card.
Broadband Internet connection to use the iTunes Store.
iTunes-compatible CD or DVD recorder to create audio CDs, MP3 CDs, or back-up CDs or DVDs.
Windows Operating System:
Windows XP Service Pack 2 or later, 32-bit editions of Windows Vista, or 32-bit editions of Windows 7.
64-bit editions of Windows Vista or Windows 7 require the iTunes 64-bit installer.
QuickTime 7.6.6 or later is required (included).
200 MB of available disk space.
Screen reader support requires Window-Eyes 7.1.1 or later.
Now, you have the USB cable for iPhone and also the installed iTunes in your desktop. Connect your iPhone to the USB port of your computer using your USB cable. If the iTunes doesn’t run automatically, run your iTunes in your desktop manually.
Inside your iTunes, you will see your device on the device group on the left side pane of the window. By default your devices is selected and if it is not, select your device as you can see on the image below.
On the right pane, you will see below the iPhone image and details the button “Check for Update” and “Restore”. Click the restore button to restore your iPhone into its original state. WARNING: all applications and data installed to your phone will be lost. If you have the chance or way to back-up your iPhone, back it up before proceeding.
Do not turn-off your iPhone or disconnect. Just wait until Restoration is complete.