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I've tried everything.

  • reinstalling iTunes
  • restarting Apple Mobile Device
  • bought a different cable
  • restarting my laptop
  • restarting the iphone
  • checked for iTunes Helper Services
  • uninstalled and reinstalled Apple Mobile Device USBdriver

and still, my iPhone wont come up in iTunes but it does come up as my iPhone in My Computer as a portable device.

All I get in iTunes is iTunes could not connect to this iPhone. An unknown error occured (0xE8000084)

I've tried Googling for this error and no one else seems to have it.

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Have you reset the iPhone to a factory-fresh state? –  IconDaemon Oct 12 '12 at 14:33

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