My iPhone died and I need to get the pictures!
Alright, seeing as how I am always answering questions here, I thought I'd reverse the roles here for a bit of fun.
I have an iPhone 5S that has been working great for years. I changed the battery a year or so ago but otherwise the phone is pretty much original.
I swear to (insert your deity here), the phone was just on my desk, doing nothing other than being on the table (kinda like the nightstand thing :>) and it suddenly shut off and started boot looping. It's been dropped here or there over time but nothing major recently and there has been no contact with water. Connecting it to iTunes gives me an Error 50 and it is very warm.
I haven't opened it yet but I thought I would solicit some ideas and we'll see who comes closest to the solution (@mayer, @oldturkey03, @rany, @benjamen50, @arbaman, @teetopp @thinksmartpc, @juax, @joesipaq, @tech_ni and anyone else...)
P.S. Yes, I have a backup :>)!
This is weird...I thought I would give it one last chance today before opening it up. I powered up the phone and it booted. iTunes would recognize it but it would not complete a backup, saying the iphone wasn't connected !?! I restarted iTunes and then everything worked properly. I used my phone all day without issue.
Very strange indeed. Thanks for everyone's suggestions...I was hoping we could collaboratively have fun diagnosing this phone. Hopefully it will die again soon :>).