My Iphone screen went black. Now it won’t turn back on. HELP!!?

I’ve had this iphone for about a month now. I did not encounter any thing like this before. I set it on vibrate, and then put it on my table. So, it simply won’t turn back on? Any suggestions? P.S.: It vibrates whenever somebody calls. It just does not show the screen or anything.

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  1. Becky:

    Hold down the power and sleep button at the same time for 10 seconds, the apple sign will show up and your phone will reset bringing up the screen :) all fixed!

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  3. Andrea:
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    This just helped! Thank you so much!

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  4. Dale:

    Thank you Becky, great fix, I was losing my mind.
    I looked in the 298 page IPhone users guide for a fix, not one word about this, thanks again!!

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  5. Jerica:
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    Thank you becky ! it worked right away, your a lifesaver!!

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  6. Chaning:
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    I was freaking out cause i locked mine and it wouldnt do anything, including a hard reboot. I youtubed this video and thought the kid was dumb as all hell…this couldnt possibly work…and of course it did. lol.

    plug your phone in while holding the home button. keep in in the charger for two seconds. remove the charger, cont to hold the home button. put it back on for 5 seconds. and then try a hard reboot.

    for whatever reason… it did the trick.

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  7. iGuru:

    HOLD THE HOME BUTTON AND THE SLEEP BUTTON AT THE SAME TIME FOR 10 SECONDS THE APPLE LOGO WILL APPEAR IN THE BLACK BACKGROUND.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5D7dfcpQJcc

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  8. elle:

    make a note of this…. it works and i would never have known to do this. my iphone just shut off and was black and dead. i thought it was dead forever. holding these two buttons for 10 secs did it. who would know this????

    thank you, thank you, thank you.

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  9. Kate:

    Worked like magic! Oh how addicted I am to my iKate. Thank you for this very helpful hint!

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  10. zachary:
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    one problem here, what if your lock button is broken?

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  11. kibash:

    hey my iphone screen started turning white the went black after about 30 mins.. i tried holding the sleep and home buttton for ten secs but nothing happened it still makes noise and stuff but my screen is black… help me please!!

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  12. douglas:
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    wow!! Thank you so much becky,I need my phone for work and to keep in contact with my boss,not to mention fam and friends,I was freaking out
    as well,but I tried holding the two buttons down for 10 seconds and YESS!!It worked!!Thanks alot..

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  13. Jennifer:

    OMG! I was sitting at a friends and all the sudden the screen went black and NOTHING would make it turn on. I was so freaked out! I tried this and it worked like a freaking charm. THANK YOU SO MUCH!! :)

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    My phone still won’t turn on, I’ve done the ten second thing, and the reboot thing but nothing seems to work. It vibrates when people call/text me but it won’t completely turn on.

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  15. tequillachanel:
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    GEESH! THANKS. THIS WORKED!

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  16. Jess:
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    Thank you! This totally fixed it! I freaking out that i had to buy a new one!

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  17. Raylene:

    Becky You are AWESOME!!

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  18. tony:

    mine did the same thing! and right now it did it again. the last time it unfroze withing a couple minutes, but right now it isnt doing anything! if u found a solution plz post.

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  19. Kimberly:
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    Wow…you ROCK!! It didn’t wipe out my apps or phone list, which is what I was most worried about. THANK YOU A TON, Becky!!

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  20. mandy:

    exactly the same thng has happened to me and i am really freakingout!!! does anyone know?

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  21. aidan gish:
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    wow thanks a lot Becky it worked,

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  22. Godliving:
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    Thans man it worked for me too.

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  23. Randall Leonard:
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    I tried it for over 20 seconds and nothing at all??!! I tried again and again> Nothing still??
    Anyone out there! Need help please..
    Randall

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  24. Elle:

    OH MY GOSH!I was freaking out and i have only had this phone for 2 weeks. Thank you Becky! You are amazing haha!

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  25. gizzy:
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    BECKY ROCKSSS!!!! I almost died when my phone went black! Phew! Thanks Becky!

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    THANK YOU BECKY … I LOVE U…

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  27. Lana:
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    BECKY I LOVE YOU my phone was black screened for 3 hours…i held down the power and home button so many times but when i read this i thought idtry it again and actually count to 10…. IT WORKED IM SO THANKFUL

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  28. zarex:
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    I LOVE YOU BECKY:-) THANKS

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  29. blanca:
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    I had to try it 3 times but it work! thank you

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  30. Alvin:
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    Becky Thank you. my phone was black for 5 hrs. I did what you said and it worked. You are Great. God Bless You

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  31. Dora123400:
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    I Love You Becky , Thanks

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  32. leen:

    that happend to me twoooooo
    plz helppppppp
    it is making me go crzy

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  33. caree:
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    thank you it worked!!!!

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  34. elsa:
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    Thank you, Becky. You are the best!!!! I second all the previous comments on your greatness!

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  35. shelby:
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    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THAT COMMENT I JJST GOT MY PHONE AND I THOUGHT IT BROKE !!!

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    THANK YOU SO MUCH IT WORKED AND I STILL HAVE MY JAILBREAK :D !

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  37. Michael Adair:
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    Thank you Thank you Thank you. We have 4 itouch, 2 ipods a nano n 2 iphones and never ran into this. Thank you. You saved me most likely hours on the phone with support and possibly fighting with them!!!

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  38. Crystal:
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    Omg thank you so much

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  39. Johnny:
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    Dear Becky,
    I <3 you. I REALLY REALLY DO. I was having a rough couple of hours there, let me tell you what.

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  40. anna:

    thank you so much becky! i though i had broken it, holding down works!

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  41. allie:
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    same thing happened to my iPhone. it was working fine but then when I charged it, the screen just turned to black. I cant do a hard reboot since my power button is broken. any ideas on how to fix this?

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  42. kelly:

    hi my will not go off the apple sign??? how long does it take???

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  43. Kyky:
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    Thank you so much I thought I got a virus wow I was scared thanks Becky

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  44. Kyky:
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    Omg thank you so much I thought I had to get a new one. Thanks :$

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  45. Melinda:

    Becky, you are the best! I was totally freaking out, and decided to do a search, just to see if anything was out there. Apparently this is a common problem.

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  46. bailey:
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    what do I do if my sleep button is broken?????????

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  47. Princess:
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    BLESS YOU SOUL . I was scared.

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  48. Anna:
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    Becky you are a lifesaver!!!! KUDOS x100

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  49. kendra cummins:
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    thank you BECKY

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  50. CRYSTAL:
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    THANK YOU BECKY!!!!!

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  51. Tessa:
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    Thank you so much. I need my phone for work, so I cannot be without it for a minute.

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  52. Dawn:
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    I’ve done the above suggestions several times and nothing, notta, zilch!!

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  53. Teonna:

    thank you soooo much. it was weird cause i could hear text message beeps and when it rung…but i could see anything but black…. now that i held down the two buttons…. i just see the apple symbol… its not doing anything. :-(

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  54. michael:
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    I tried it and tried it and it will not work

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  55. Tom:
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    Works great. My iPhone4 locked up on me like this. I thought it was dead.

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  56. judith:
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    My iPhone just went black and its just vibrating so I tried to hold the power button and home buttom but nuttin because my iPhone power button got damaged I guess its stuck somehow…how can I get it to work?

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  57. Mona:

    Becky…. thank u thank u thank u… u’r an angel :)

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  58. ron:

    thank you so much i was freaking out but my phone is great now thanx again

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  59. G:
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    Becky you R DA BOMB!! GREAT FIX!

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  60. Erin:

    Thank you soooo much!! It was very helpful.

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  61. mila:
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    Becky you are a genius…. I totally love you!

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  62. Theresa:
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    BECKY IS A LIFESAVER!!!!!
    THANK YOU SO MUCH BECKY!

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  63. Maya Gonzalez:
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    OMG Thank you so much for those hints at the top! I tried it ASAP and it actually worlked. Esecially the one about holding the home button for two seconds with the charger. THANK YOU SO SO SO SO SO SO MUCH! :]

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  64. Ann:
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    Becky for President, ditto what everyone else said. I had a few horrible moments until I read about the fix!

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  65. Harrison:
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    Becky you’re the best!

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  66. Rosalie:
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    Basically i keep trying everything to get my i phone 4 back on it won’t plz help I’m freaking out

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