Faulty iPhone 4

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by nellisere, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. nellisere macrumors member

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    Hello, I recently got my hands on a faulty iPhone 4, the problem is, it doesn't turn on, when you plug it into the wall charger, the apple logo comes up for about 10-15 seconds, and turns off, then does that again, and does continuosly does that. When I plug it into a computer, it shows no sign of life, if I follow the instructions to put it into DFU mode, I see no apple logo, but it does succesfully get into DFU mode, and is recognized by iTunes, but when I try to restore, I always get error 1601, in pwned dfu mode or not. I think it is the battery because when it is on the apple logo on the wall charger, as soon as I take it out, it turns off. I have tried the power button + home button etc, so I rang apple and they are arranging to allow me to send it to them, but I realised that the moisture sensor in the headphone jack is half red, even though it has never come into contact with water at all, so what can I do?
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    How do you know it never got in contact with water before when you bought it like that not even turning on.
    You took a gamble and most likelly will have to pay the $199 replacement fee to have it exchanged.
     
  3. nellisere thread starter macrumors member

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    I asked them, and they assured me that it hadn't, although they could be lying, and I am from the UK, if I take it to a genius bar, and they say that it is a hardware fault, would they replace it there and then? (ignoring the moisture sensor)
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Lol :D
    And you believed it:D
    If you bring it to Apple first thing they will do is check the moist sensors and if they're red they will not replace it for free but for a fee.
     
  5. nellisere thread starter macrumors member

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    Okay, but if they were white, what would they do? would I get a replacement there and then?
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, if they were white and there was no physical damage on the phone they would have replaced it.
     
  7. nellisere thread starter macrumors member

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    Okay, thanks for your help :)
     
  8. labman macrumors 604

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    and of course if it's still under warrenty. Luckily apple is pretty genius about that too. If you search moisture sensor iphone 4 you can see where that are and check it before you take it in.
     
  9. nellisere thread starter macrumors member

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    Forgot to say, but I sent it to Apple and they sent me a replacement in 4 days :)
     

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