Drunken adventure

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Geoff., Jul 25, 2010.

  1. Geoff. macrumors 6502

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    Okay last night i got very drunk and ended up falling asleep on the side of the road. I dont know how i got home but i did. I woke up this morning and saw that my iPhone said "This accessory is not optimized for this iPhone" Yet i wasnt even charging it. Then i realised the HOME button doesnt work :( And i was still getting the error so i restored it and when it was finished restoring iTunes said it has encountered a phone in recovery mode and it will need to be restored so i did it again and it didnt work.

    So then i held the home and sleep button while connected to itunes and the phone worked. Then i used a backup and iTunes said that it had encountered a phone in recovery mode and it needs to be restored so i plugged it out of itunes and held the home and sleep button and i got it working and my phones backup was ok but the home button still doesnt work and i still get the weird accessory error. Anyone know what can i do? I cant afford to pay for a repair but the phone is in warranty and i cant go to a apple store because im from Ireland. Any help would be greatly appriciated.
     
  2. spblat macrumors 6502a

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    Cool story bro :)

    What happened to the iPhone that made the home button stop working? And I wonder how it is that you could use the home button to reset, but not while using the phone?
     
  3. pound4pound30 macrumors 6502

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    check this thread out:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=10639372&highlight=#post10639372

    Also i tried many different things cause I had the same problem. I sucked in air through my mouth while my mouth was at the dock connector and havent had any problem since.

    I tried restoring, unplugging and plugging back in, air duster and none of those worked. The sucking in air seems to work so far.
     
  4. sheppy1 macrumors 6502a

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    Well I don't know how to solve your problem I can relate to your story, I actually managed to lose my Blackberry Bold and break my iPhone 2G while trying to walk home and ending up asleep next to a main road lol
     
  5. Geoff. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't know what happened to me last night let alone the phone :p the god damn home button just wont work. There must be something else up also since restoring it was such a pain.

    Will i have to pay for a repair ?:(:(
     
  6. cdinca macrumors 6502

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    First of all, BRAVO on living life!

    Second, did you look to see if anything is wedged in the dock connector port? Something in there acting as a bridge, maybe?
     
  7. Geoff. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Theres nothing there. The phone looks perfect its only a few months old and the home button even feels the same when pushing it but it just wont work :mad:
     
  8. OlgaJ macrumors 6502

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    Perhaps you got it wet? Take a look at the indicators.
     
  9. Geoff. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have a case on it and i took it off and it was all wet but it wasnt drink. Where and what are these indicators?
     
  10. rotobadger macrumors 65816

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    Falling asleep, drunk on the side of the road? Lol!
     
  11. pound4pound30 macrumors 6502

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    Headphone jack and docking area. Look in with a light and see if there is any pinkness.
     

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  12. Geoff. thread starter macrumors 6502

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  13. cdinca macrumors 6502

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    Ouch...replacement time.
     
  14. Built macrumors 68020

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    You drove home DRUNK..."blacked out"...could have killed some innocent person...and you thnk your biggest "issue" is the iPhone?
     
  15. pound4pound30 macrumors 6502

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    where did he say he drove home? all i see is fell asleep on the side of the road and dont know how he got home
     
  16. Geoff. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I never said i drove home. I don't even drive. how much is a repair ?:(
     
  17. pound4pound30 macrumors 6502

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    $199 out of warranty replacement

    or good reason to upgrade to iPhone 4
     
  18. rotobadger macrumors 65816

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    I'm assuming, from your signature, that you have a 3GS? You could pick up a new one on Ebay maybe? Or, if you're eligible, pick up an 8GB for $99 (I think that's the deal...just check Apple website).

    It may be better to do one of those things than try a repair.
     
  19. Philalbe macrumors 6502

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    If the phone looks fine, lie and tell them it just started malfunctioning...in a way it's true. Maybe they'll replace it or repair it for free? Not sure if you'll hit any snags since it was purchased in another country?
     
  20. rotobadger macrumors 65816

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    Because that's honest.

    I got drunk, woke up on the side of the road with a wet iPhone and it "just stopped working".:rolleyes:

    Great advice.
     
  21. Blueline29 macrumors 68020

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    Something similar happened to me in college, though I ended up asleep on the median in the middle of the divided road. Blessedly, this was pre-iPhone, so the only thing damaged was a bit of dignity and one shoe, which had gone missing.
     
  22. Surely Guest

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    Was in in your pants pocket?

    [​IMG]
     
  23. Built macrumors 68020

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    Unless he fell asleep on the pavement, or in the dirt, to the side of the road, he drove home.

    If he was at all behind the wheel of a car...and doesn't know how he got home...you do the math.
     
  24. OlgaJ macrumors 6502

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    It doesn't matter if you lie or not. The first thing an Apple tech does when you bring your phone in for *any* problem is to shine the light of a flashlight in all liquid indicator places.
     

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