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How you erase an iphone dead 3G

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2009-07-06 23:19:03Reply this question Reply Topic
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How you erase an iphone dead 3G My iphone died, wont take a charge anymore and only displays the empty battery symbol.
I have a new phone on the way and will most likely hand the dead phone over to the tech guys (its a work phone) but I want to clear the phone first. Who knows where the phone ends up after you hand it over.
How do you clear/erase a 3G iphone that is dead?
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neuroanatomist
2009-07-06 23:19:03

How you erase an iphone dead 3G You cannot. Did you leave it on AC for a while? With a drained battery, it can take 15-20 minutes to revive.
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nick101
2009-07-06 23:19:03

How you erase an iphone dead 3G It cant be erased while dead. Somehow, someone has to get enough charge into it to wake it up long enough to erase the settings.
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thismacseemspre...
2009-07-06 23:19:03

How you erase an iphone dead 3G I left it on the charger for hours but to no effect. As it was on its way out it would not even plug into my car radio to play itunes.
How about running a very strong magnet over it?
I dont like the idea of handing it over to the tech guys at my company and who knows where it ends up after that.
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neuroanatomist
2009-07-06 23:19:03

How you erase an iphone dead 3G Flash memory is not magnetic. A strong magnet may damage other internal components, but it wont affect the memory. Youll have to trust them, or not turn it over. If you have the 3.0 OS installed and a password set for encryption, your data are secure.
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thismacseemspre...
2009-07-06 23:19:03

How you erase an iphone dead 3G I have the four digit password set when you first turn the phone on or after an hour in inactivity. Is that the encryption of which you speak?
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