iPhone won't charge at all
My issues started a month and a half ago. At first iTunes just didn't recognize my phone as being plugged in. That sucked, but I could still charge it using the AC adapter. A week or two ago, I noticed that the phone didn't automatically recognize being plugged into the adapter, I would have to press the sleep/wake button then after a couple seconds it would recognize and start charging. Then, today I noticed my battery getting really low, down to 3%, so I plugged it in and nothing happened. A short while later I got the dreaded white screen error. I had experienced this before, but now my home button is broke so I can't do a hard reset or DFU mode either. I again tried plugging it into my computer and nothing really happened. After 10-15 minutes it started vibrating as though it was ringing. I couldn't answer it, so I unplugged it. The vibrating stopped and the screen went black, it turned off I assume. I plugged it back into the computer and it turned on and now the battery read 23%. The only thing I can think of is that it charged while it had the white screen for some reason. I know this is a long post, but I didn't know what info would help someone figure this out.
It's not the cable(s), I've tried two, they both work with my iPod, but not my iPhone.
The phone isn't recognized by the computer, or iTunes, but if it is off and then plugged into the computer it will turn itself on.
My home button doesn't work.
iPhone 3gs, version 3.1.3, MC model
Windows Vista, service pack 2
Lastest version of iTunes, reinstalled it today, along with Apple Application Support, Bonjour, Quicktime, and Apple Mobile Device Support
One of the suggestions I saw on other forums was to try using DFU mode, I saw that it might be possible to do that with a jailbreak, but first I need to get my phone to be recognized and to charge.