Iphone screen not rotating?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by corban123, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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:
     
  2. macrumors 65816

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    your ipod? this is the iphone section, no one will help you here.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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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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    Wrong. You act like he's trying to do something illegal.

    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.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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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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    Well first do the things I said. Also, have you had any water damage?
     
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

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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
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

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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.

    -- Nathan
     
  9. thread starter macrumors newbie

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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:
     
  10. macrumors regular

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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.
     
  11. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ive restored a couple times, but it never fixes the accelerometer
     
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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.
     
  13. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    battery? We're talking about accelerometer here xD
     
  14. macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  16. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    damn,, either way im gonna be practicaly buying this phone for 200$
     
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    You can get it for 79. I'm not repeating myself.

    Good luck, have fun.
     
  18. thread starter macrumors newbie

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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$" ?
     
  19. DPA
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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.

    DPA
     

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