Dropped my phone. Bad signal?

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  1. TigerStephie macrumors regular

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    I dropped my phone 4 a couple days ago. It cracked the screen in the upper left hand corner but everything seemed to be working otherwise. Since I plan on getting iPhone 5 I don't really want to pay $ to fix it. That was until I realized that the drop caused some signal issues. It seems that unless there is a really strong signal it goes in and out and sometimes will show no signal or edge. I was planning to live with the crack but the signal issues are a problem. Any ideas how I maybe could fix this? Besides the obvious $199 at apple. Which is a last resort...
     
  2. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

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    Sounds like you may have damaged the Logic Board. Not quite sure though.
     
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    How could I figure out if it was the logic board? I can try and post a picture of the crack later if that would help. But it cracked on the front edge really close to where the mute switch is. And spread from there. I had a bumper on when it happened and it dropped from 2.5 ish feet onto pavement.
     
  4. oililymad macrumors 6502

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    I've got exactly the same problem, cracked glass, and signal problems, fortunately its insured. Ill be using a better case for my new phone. Apple said I had likely damage the board when i dropped it
     
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    I have had all 4 iPhones and never onced cracked a screen. In four years I have probably dropped my phone 3 times. And this is the first time one got damaged. I am do mad at myself too because I baby these things. I usually can sell my old phone in perfect condition after a year of a case and screen protector.
     
  6. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    you could try taking it to apple because of the antenna issue...
     
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    Maybe I will try and go by there on my way home. I went by there Saturday. I knew the answer was going to be $199 but I was kinda hoping they might have another option. They of course did not.
     
  8. 2ndchancephones macrumors regular

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    how old is the phone? I know I have referred people back to Apple if the phone is under a year old and they will do a one-time replacement. The antenna could have come loose during the drop and that is what is causing the issues?
     
  9. wavey.dave macrumors newbie

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    I dropped my iPhone 3gs last year. No noticeable damage to it, but from that moment on my reception was pathetic. Luckily it was still in warranty so I sent it off and Apple replaced it.
     
  10. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    This happens on my 3GS too. Oh well.
    Take it to Apple, sometimes they give a 1 time courtesy replacement for free.
     

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