3GS "this accessory is not meant to work with iPhone"

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  1. carrako macrumors regular

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    So after my brand new 3GS screen shattered and i went to apple to get a new screen, They ended up giving me a new phone for the $199 screen replacement price. Now after ~ 1 week with the new phone, i am getting this "this accessory is not meant to work with iPhone" pop-up continually. It will wake my phone from sleeping and also proceeds to disable my sound. I have tried resetting the phone multiple times but no luck. Anyway to fix this?
    Will apple replace it?

    So any advice? I guess i need to visit the apple store again :( :(
     
  2. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    What accessories have you hooked it up to? I get that exact message with my iHome that is made for iPods not iPhones. It says that message then says that I can use the speaker system if I turn the phone on to airplane mode. This gets rid of the interference. But it goes away when I disconnect from the iHome or press close.

    If its just popping up for no reason at all, I think there is a problem. Sorry bud. :(
     
  3. carrako thread starter macrumors regular

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    Pops up for no reason at all...without anything plugged into it. I have only hooked the iphone up to my macbook with the provided usb cable, nothing else :confused:
     
  4. Harley-Rider macrumors newbie

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  5. RKilbane20 macrumors 6502a

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    How bad was the scratch that you payed 200 dollars for a new one? How long until you get another one.
     
  6. carrako thread starter macrumors regular

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  7. carrako thread starter macrumors regular

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    i would say a pretty bad scratch lol.... more like a complete screen shatter. They immediately gave me a new one...but im guessing it was refurbished and might be the reason why the new one is acting like this.

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  8. Harley-Rider macrumors newbie

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    It should not keep popping up. It only pops up when it is plugged into the wrong device. I would do a complete restore before bringing back to apple. They will make you do that anyway. If it is still happening then bring it to Apple.
     
  9. carrako thread starter macrumors regular

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    will try that...
     

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