Does it void your warranty if.......

JediMeister

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Technically anything involving disassembling the device voids the warranty, but only if Apple sees signs that anything was damaged. If you leave scuffs/scratches on the seams of the device or there are wires crimped/severed inside there's no way it left the factory like that. Same goes for swapping the back with a white one if you have a black iPhone...
 

maxamo

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Technically anything involving disassembling the device voids the warranty, but only if Apple sees signs that anything was damaged. If you leave scuffs/scratches on the seams of the device or there are wires crimped/severed inside there's no way it left the factory like that. Same goes for swapping the back with a white one if you have a black iPhone...
Do they have security seals that break if you take off the back?
 

jfyrfytr25

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Dec 6, 2008
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They do not. I opened mine last night and there are absoltlely no seals to break on the back cover. The local Apple store told me that it is the same as with the macbook Pros. you can take the cover off, but if you screw something up while you are in there, too bad so sad. If you slide the back off and replace it with a white one, and then if it ever needs service put the black back on. They will never know the difference.
 

benflick

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I don't know about the iP4, but I replaced a screen on my 3G and 3GS and have gotten both of them replaced from Apple.
The iPhone 4's back comes off much easier, so I would assume Apple has no idea. When they take off the back to check, whatever sticker or sensor would then be tripped.
If there are visible gouges or pry marks, then a genius might say something.
 

maturola

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They do not. I opened mine last night and there are absoltlely no seals to break on the back cover. The local Apple store told me that it is the same as with the macbook Pros. you can take the cover off, but if you screw something up while you are in there, too bad so sad. If you slide the back off and replace it with a white one, and then if it ever needs service put the black back on. They will never know the difference.
This is what the warranty reads:

This warranty does not apply: (a) to damage caused by use with non-Apple products; (b) to damage caused by accident, abuse, misuse, flood, fire, earthquake or other external causes; (c) to damage caused by operating the product outside the permitted or intended uses described by Apple; (d) to damage caused by service (including upgrades and expansions) performed by anyone who is not a representative of Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider (“AASP”); (e) to a product or part that has been modified to alter functionality or capability without the written permission of Apple; (f) to consumable parts, such as batteries, unless damage has occurred due to a defect in materials or workmanship; (g) to cosmetic damage, including but not limited to scratches, dents and broken plastic on ports; or (h) if any Apple serial number has been removed or defaced.
That DOES vod your warranty, however like anything in life, only if they can prove it. based on reports, there is not internal seal to be break.
 

jfyrfytr25

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This is what the warranty reads:



That DOES vod your warranty, however like anything in life, only if they can prove it. based on reports, there is not internal seal to be break.
I think we are saying the same thing. You can open it up and put it back together all day long. You can even disassemble it. But, the moment you cause damage due to the opening or messing around inside, you are voided.

I dont read that phrase as the act of removing the cover voids the warranty. I read it as if you cause damage while "servicing it" Tuff...
 

Mrcontradiction

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I took of my iPhone 4s back cover the other day and I went to Put it back on and realized that what was most likely some double sided tape holding a wire in place had broken, no wires or anything is busted, just possibly some glue.. Is my warranty voided?
 

Arnezie

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I took of my iPhone 4s back cover the other day and I went to Put it back on and realized that what was most likely some double sided tape holding a wire in place had broken, no wires or anything is busted, just possibly some glue.. Is my warranty voided?
YES as already stated many many many times any disassembly by anyone other than apple voids your warranty , clear enough for ya now?
 

sulpfiction

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I took of my iPhone 4s back cover the other day and I went to Put it back on and realized that what was most likely some double sided tape holding a wire in place had broken, no wires or anything is busted, just possibly some glue.. Is my warranty voided?
Actually NO, your warrant is NOT voided. The only way your warranty would be void is if you caused damage to the device while screwing around with it. As long as it's functioning properly, you didn't cause any damage by opening it. So you are still under warranty. Now, if said wire happens to break off at some point because the glue is no longer holding it in place, you are probably S%$T out of luck.
 

Interstella5555

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Yeah, but technically so does jailbreaking. Psh.
So what? If you choose to use your device outside the warranty limits, that's totally up to you and they're not stopping you. To expect full service after knowingly voiding the warranty is just....sad.
 

Arnezie

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Actually NO, your warrant is NOT voided. The only way your warranty would be void is if you caused damage to the device while screwing around with it. As long as it's functioning properly, you didn't cause any damage by opening it. So you are still under warranty. Now, if said wire happens to break off at some point because the glue is no longer holding it in place, you are probably S%$T out of luck.
DIRECT FROM APPLE
Important: Do not open the Apple Product. Opening the Apple Product may cause damage that is not covered by this warranty. Only Apple or an AASP should perform service on this Apple Product.


And as he stated something came loose therefore as I stated above warranty is void. :apple:
 

Mrcontradiction

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Jan 28, 2012
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DIRECT FROM APPLE
Important: Do not open the Apple Product. Opening the Apple Product may cause damage that is not covered by this warranty. Only Apple or an AASP should perform service on this Apple Product.


And as he stated something came loose therefore as I stated above warranty is void. :apple:

It MAY cause damage, but I didn't, glue came loose, so technically it's not voided.. Pheww
 

sulpfiction

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DIRECT FROM APPLE
Important: Do not open the Apple Product. Opening the Apple Product may cause damage that is not covered by this warranty. Only Apple or an AASP should perform service on this Apple Product.


And as he stated something came loose therefore as I stated above warranty is void. :apple:
Yes, my point exactly. Apple is warning you that if you open the phone and break something, you are SOL. But if you don't damage anything, you're good. He opened it and then closed it back and the phone still functions perfectly fine. Warranty still applies.
 
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