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Old Jan 8, 2010, 06:55 PM   #1
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Iphone screen not rotating?

Ok guys, so for some reason, my iphone has been acting up strangely. Whenever i turn the screen sideways, like on the internet or texting, the screen doesnt turn with it! Also, when i play that game where you bounce the character up the screen, and control it by turning the screen left or right, it doesnt seem to respond either. Please help! My Iphone is 2g, and its out of warranty, and i really dont want to spend 200$ on a new one D:

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Old Jan 8, 2010, 07:55 PM   #2
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your ipod? this is the iphone section, no one will help you here.
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Old Jan 8, 2010, 08:01 PM   #3
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lol woops, probably shouldve spell checked my message. I meant iphone, sorry for that D:

Btw, im thinking about getting an appointment at the genius bar, although my iphone is unlocked/jailbroken. How do i virginize my iphone so they ttake it in
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Old Jan 8, 2010, 08:51 PM   #4
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your ipod? this is the iphone section, no one will help you here.
Wrong. You act like he's trying to do something illegal.

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lol woops, probably shouldve spell checked my message. I meant iphone, sorry for that D:

Btw, im thinking about getting an appointment at the genius bar, although my iphone is unlocked/jailbroken. How do i virginize my iphone so they ttake it in
Your accelerometer is probably broke. You could try restoring. I doubt you'll fix it though. Also, there's an app called Checkup which will show you somewhat if the accelerometer is working.

You just restore it to virginize it.
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so what should i do btw? Im not willing to pay the 200$ out of warranty for the accelerometer D:
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so what should i do btw? Im not willing to pay the 200$ out of warranty for the accelerometer D:
Well first do the things I said. Also, have you had any water damage?
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Old Jan 8, 2010, 09:11 PM   #7
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nope, no water damage

Edit: Just downloaded and tried using the checkup. Oddly, when i went into accelerator, all the specs diddnt show up o_O

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You didn't accidentally install and then leave Rotation Inhibitor on, did you? (Assuming you're jailbroken, of course.)

It does sound like the accelerometer is toast, but I would still do a full restore of the latest software and set it up as a new phone (no backup restore), just to be sure.

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Old Jan 9, 2010, 11:26 AM   #9
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nah, i turned off rotation inhibitor a while back, but still nothing. HEEELPPPP i dont think i can get a replacement unless i pay around 200$ which i cant do D:
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Did you do a restore like aggie said? That's the best thing to do, especially if you're going to go in to Apple.
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Old Jan 9, 2010, 03:22 PM   #11
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Ive restored a couple times, but it never fixes the accelerometer
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Old Jan 10, 2010, 04:43 PM   #12
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If it's out of warranty, you might be able to get an out-of-warranty battery replacement.

They generally don't check everything.

Just tell them your battery is under 50%, pay $79, and they'll hit you up with a refurbished one.
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battery? We're talking about accelerometer here xD
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I think he means a whole phone man, good deal.
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They're not going to fix your accelerometer unless you pay them $200.

Or, you can disguise it as a Battery Replacement and get it for $79. Your battery is probably under half anywho.
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damn,, either way im gonna be practicaly buying this phone for 200$
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damn,, either way im gonna be practicaly buying this phone for 200$
You can get it for 79. I'm not repeating myself.

Good luck, have fun.
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Old Jan 14, 2010, 10:31 PM   #18
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So what do I say to the guys at the genius bar, " hey man, my iPhones battery is uner 50%, replace it forme, here's 80$" ?
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After you have tried the aforementioned complete restore and using the Checkup utility, then you can attempt the battery replacement theory but I do not support it as it is a way of scamming Apple. We shouldn't help you do this but sadly some people have already done so.

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