Fried My iPhone...

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by MizztaPeppa, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. MizztaPeppa macrumors newbie

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    Well I cant find too much info anywhere even here really, I plugged my phone into a Belkin piece of crap car charger and it fried my phone but what exactly did it fry?Was it the battery or the logic board and if i replace those will then fone most likely work again? Thanks!
     
  2. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

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    1) It's a phone. 'Fone' isn't a real word.

    2) What makes you think it's "fried"? What are the symptoms?
     
  3. MizztaPeppa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It does not power on at all or react to being plugged in. Its dead. After it was fried i could feel heating up pretty hott, hott enough to sting your hand for about a minute.
     
  4. jmccullough108 macrumors 6502a

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    just plug it into the computer, dfu mode, restore.


    search the forum, that would be best..
     
  5. MizztaPeppa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I can't put it into DFU mode because nothing happens when you push the buttons.
     
  6. juanster macrumors 68020

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    if it really is "fried" then the only way to see what was damaged its by opening it and testing, maybe you ll be able to see it visually but i doubt it.. by the way I don't recommend you do this yourself. Any warranty left on it? if so take it to the the Apple store and tell them what happened, except maybe you don't tell them it was an after party adapter you hooked it up to
     
  7. MizztaPeppa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nope unfortunately no warranty left on it.
     
  8. juanster macrumors 68020

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    yeah i don;t know then, it would probably be more expensive to get a diagnose and then parts and replacement for it... imo hope you figure something out
     
  9. Aries326 macrumors 6502

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    I'd call Belkin and/or write them and let them know their product fried your iPhone. Maybe they'll get you a new one.
     
  10. juanster macrumors 68020

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    yeah i would do that, but fr some reason i do believe the OP used a Belkin charger that wasn't intended for the iPhone.... am i right?
     
  11. gjw4u macrumors 6502

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    No warranty? When and where did you buy your iPhone?
     
  12. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Good advice Aries326, this is probably the best course of action. :)


    Sorry to hear about your iPhone MizztaPeppa. :eek:
     
  13. kAoTiX macrumors 6502

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    Check the chargers Warranty information. I had this happen to me with a laptop charger (3rd Party) Even though your laptop manuf says to not use 3rd party chargers (so you only buy theirs) the company I got the charger from asked me to send in my laptop and it was evident that it had fried from the power input socket.

    They responded by sending me a cheque to market value of a like for like laptop (laptop wasn't new or in any sort of warranty).

    Alot of surge protection multi-plugs come with insurance for products plugged into them and major companies (like belkin) should be able to offer you the same for an in car charger.

    As long as you can prove you used it correctly and that your car isn't at fault though.
     

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