Archive for September 1st, 2015

Smartphone reset, summer 2015 (part 2 of some)

September 1, 2015

By Matthew E. Milliken
Sept. 1, 2015

After abruptly canceling my mid-August road trip, I spent 90 minutes or so at the library before heading back home.

Once there, I did something that I hadn’t done either at the library or in my car: I attached my seemingly dead iPhone to a charger and plugged it in. This gave me a surprise: The device came back on, although the sleep/wake button still seemed to have absolutely no effect.

As a test, I unplugged the phone and attempted to reset it. It failed to come back on. But once again, when it was plugged in, the phone came on and seemed to function normally, with the exception of the sleep/wake button.

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