Sorry for posting this in Hardware, as I am not sure if it is a software or hardware problem.
My sisters iPhone 3G recently quit working. I can't seem to figure it out. She says she did not drop it, pour water on it, etc etc. This iPhone was not jailbroken or anything. It was running the retail firmware from apple.
The initial symptoms:
-The iPhone would not charge with the USB or wall charger, so she decided to allow it to die then try charging it.
-The iPhone will now (obviously) not power up unless plugged in
-Initially, when trying to detect the iPhone with my PC (windows7 x64, all up to date), it did not. I read some forum posts and users said that if you restart with the iPhone plugged it, the PC will detect it. This worked, which resulted in the following...
The initial attempt: iOS 4.2.1
-When using iTunes to restore this OS, using the restore button, the process will begin (extract software, etc).
-The iPhone will turn on, the apple logo will come up, then a loading symbol at the bottom of the screen will come up briefly, then the phone will turn off and I receive the message "The iPhone "iPhone" could not be restored. An unknown error occurred (36)."
So then I tried holding the home button while iTunes prepared the iPhone for restore, which resulted in the iPhone beginning to restore. However, it failed around 60% progress bar completion (on the iPhone screen).
Below, I have pasted the iPhone update logs as suggested by the sticky thread.
Any help would be very appreciated.