My iPhone 3G won’t turn on?

I have had my iPhone 3G since the day i came out and i have never attempted to jailbreak it or do anything like that to it. A few days ago the screen froze and it turned itself off and back on but it got stuck on startup screen (the black one with the silver apple logo on) and stayed like that for ages but eventually the battery ran flat so i recharged it and it worked again.
However yesterday afternoon it froze again and turned itself off but now it has a blank screen and won’t turn back on. I have left it on charge and it is till unresponsive. What should i do?

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  1. Rich:

    Press and hold both the top power button, and the centre home button for 10 seconds.

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  2. Pauline:

    Rich: Thank you. I panicked that I could not turn the phone on with and without a charge. I have only had it 2 months. I did what you suggested to hold the top power button and the centre button for 10 seconds and it came back on. Whew!

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  3. DIDICOOL:

    RICH = LEGEND thanks mate!

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  4. marika:

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! IT WORKED!!!! X

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  5. Geoff:

    Thanks Rich

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  6. Jay:

    I have an unlocked iPhone, I have tried to import my contacts from the sim but no joy? Please help

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  7. nathan:

    my phones dne the same but i hold them in for 10 seconds and still no joy plz help

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  9. Fancy Face:

    Everyone keeps talking about a home button at the top of the phone and guess what? I don’t have one. My phone turned off too and does not want to turn back on! Help, my phone is only like 2 mths old!!!!

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  11. Cheryl:
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    I was taking a video, I went to send it my phone shut off and now even when I tried the power button and home button for 10 sec nothing happens. Any other ideas? Wow I knew it was time to replace my phone but this stinks!!!!

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  12. ebonny mcdonald:
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    my battery had gone low and eventually my phone went dead…after a while the phone completely shut off and still wont come on after staying on the charger all night and holding the top and home button together, nothing seems to work…please help me!!!!

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  13. Joelyn:

    I just jailbreak my iPhone today using Cydia,and after downloading a iphone theme, i was asked to reboot my phone. But, until now, the phone is stuck at the startup page with the silver apple logo. What can i do to make it turn on? Please help!!!

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  15. suzy:

    THANK YOU SO MUCH it did work….

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  16. Amy Johnson:

    My Iphone ran out of battary last night so plugged it into my wall charger and it didnt do anything, i left it over night and still nothing. so i tryed to syn it to my computer still dosent work and i rebooted my computer and still didnt detect the iphone :/ ive also plugged it in to speakers annd that didnt work! Someone please help me!!!!

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  18. viv:

    frozen on load up
    tried restore and keeps giving 3194 error unknown :s
    what to do anyone?

    can do by self just include video or steps

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  19. iGuru:

    If it ever gets stuck, hold down the power button and the home button, until it goes black. Then restart it. It should work, and it might stay at the apple logo. If it doesn’t, just go to an apple genius.

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  20. Emma:

    Hi Pauline i had the same problem was at work and listening to a audio book and then just turned off!! Aahh i yelled…. tried the power button and home button but obviously didn’t hold it long enough!! just tried it for longer after reading this and worked straight off – yay i cried!! good tip Rich
    Thanks

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