|Jun 15, 2011, 12:42 AM||#1|
iPhone 3GS not getting signal
My sister was using my old 3GS. It was working great. Then a while ago I found out she was using a 4 and she told me the 3GS stopped "getting signal" or would just get 1 bar but never work. So she had to get a new phone.
I think she took it to an AT&T store as well... so I'm thinking it's a hardware issue?
I was hoping maybe she was just technologically inept, so I asked for the phone and am trying to figure out if it's anything I can fix. I just reset everything on the phone and tried putting in a few old sim cards that we don't use anymore.
They were showing up as having 1 bar but no carrier or anything was listed when the "connect to iTunes" screen was up, but after I synced it once it just says no service. I have yet to try an active SIM card because I don't have one (just my micro sim). I might try to borrow someone's at work tomorrow just to give it a shot.
Anyway, is there any known issue like this out there? If it is a hardware issue, how much would it cost to fix? The phone is perfectly fine otherwise and is basically a 16GB iPod touch right now.
Thanks for any info
|Jun 15, 2011, 01:42 AM||#2|
Settings>>General>>Network - turn Cellular Data and 3G off.
Is the iPhone 3Gs updated to the latest software? (latest - 4.3.3)
Sounds like a hardware-related problem.
13" MacBook Pro (2011); iPad 2 32GB White (WiFi); iPhone 4 16GB Black; iPod Touch 2G (16GB)
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|Jun 15, 2011, 11:15 AM||#3|
I also think it's a hardware issue.. I was just not sure if anyone had a similar issue and had it fixed/replaced and if so how much $$$ it usually runs.
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