Drunken adventure

Geoff.

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Jun 1, 2009
261
0
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.
 

spblat

macrumors 6502a
Jun 18, 2010
968
0
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?
 

sheppy1

macrumors 6502a
Sep 8, 2008
739
1
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
 

Geoff.

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Jun 1, 2009
261
0
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 ?:(:(
 

cdinca

macrumors 6502
Jun 13, 2007
365
0
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?
 

Geoff.

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Jun 1, 2009
261
0
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:
 

Geoff.

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Jun 1, 2009
261
0
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?
 

Built

macrumors 68020
Oct 3, 2007
2,107
20
Los Angeles
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.
You drove home DRUNK..."blacked out"...could have killed some innocent person...and you thnk your biggest "issue" is the iPhone?
 

pound4pound30

macrumors 6502
Nov 22, 2009
431
0
You drove home DRUNK..."blacked out"...could have killed some innocent person...and you thnk your biggest "issue" is the iPhone?
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
 

Geoff.

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Jun 1, 2009
261
0
I never said i drove home. I don't even drive. how much is a repair ?:(
 

rotobadger

macrumors 65816
Sep 18, 2007
1,272
158
I never said i drove home. I don't even drive. how much is a repair ?:(
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.
 

Philalbe

macrumors 6502
Jun 11, 2010
255
0
Greater Boston Area
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?
 

rotobadger

macrumors 65816
Sep 18, 2007
1,272
158
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?
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.
 

Blueline29

macrumors 68020
Jun 16, 2009
2,291
515
Saint Augustine, FL
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
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.
 

Built

macrumors 68020
Oct 3, 2007
2,107
20
Los Angeles
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
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.
 

OlgaJ

macrumors 6502
Mar 27, 2009
267
1
Florida
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?
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.