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    Angry iPhone 3g white/black screen of death
    Apologies - there have probably already been hundreds of threads about this but nothing I have tried so far has worked.

    So, I received a text on my iPhone 3g, read it, put the phone back down on the table in its protective cover. Only, when I received another text message and went to read it I noticed the screen was entirely white. The phone had not been dropped.

    Odd.

    The only function the sleep button served was to turn the screen off (as when you 'lock' the phone). A second click of it brought the white screen back.

    A soft reset with the sleep and home buttons did nothing at all.

    So, I plugged it into iTunes. It recognised it (great!) so I did a full restore. The only effect this had was to turn the screen completely black instead of white.

    Now, the sleep/home function is still doing nothing and iTunes will no longer recognise the phone.

    Anybody have any ideas?! As mentioned, the phone wasn't dropped, it just died in between text messages so I'm guessing probably not hardware?
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    Ok so it's being found in iTunes again now but I have this message.

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/153/picture46z.png

    Which, y'know, is dead helpful since I can't see the screen to do anything.

    (I tried being clever and taking the sim card out but it didn't like that, either)
    Was a vicious highwayman, my crimes had brought me fame.
    Stitched up by a postie? That's not glamorous that's lame.
    No more "Stand and Deliver!". You'll remember this, I hope?
    It's no fun hanging with highwaymen if you're hanging from a rope!

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    Seriously, nobody? Nobody has a clue what's happening here?
    Was a vicious highwayman, my crimes had brought me fame.
    Stitched up by a postie? That's not glamorous that's lame.
    No more "Stand and Deliver!". You'll remember this, I hope?
    It's no fun hanging with highwaymen if you're hanging from a rope!

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    Try taking the sim card out of the iphone and blowing air into it. try to put it in recovery mode iClarified - iPhone - How to Put an iPhone Into Recovery Mode. and then you can restore it.

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    jer16
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    I have been getting blank screen lately too, the quick solution being switch off, wait, switch on.

    Maybe some of the apps are not closing/finishing properly and are leaving debris around to fill up the memory or to trip up the other apps afterwards.

    Anyway, close-down seems to clear it ... temporarily anyway.

    (Is this helpful? Pls click on left to add to my reputation if it is)

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    If it doesn't power on, try this. Download the redsnow for your firmware, and the firmware ipsw. Then open redsnow and jailbreak. If the jailbreak doesn't work, then restore again and redo the redsnow thing. This worked for me, I don't know if it will for you.

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