Have you ever done anything REALLY stupid with your iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by fairoasis, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. fairoasis macrumors member

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    My new iPhone 4 quit ringing and sending out text alerts today and would vibrate only. I went in and checked the sound settings, made sure the speakers were working, and tried changing ringers and I could hear them. I ended up doing a restore and re-sync, fussing the entire time thinking that there was a major problem. With all the reported problems, I knew for sure I had another issue to add to everyone's list. Two hours later a bulb went off in my head....the switch on the side was flipped. DUH!
     
  2. draz macrumors 6502a

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    Upgraded my 3G to iOS 4.0.... very stupid of me to do that
     
  3. Big Dave macrumors 6502

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    I cleaned my 3G with Windex every day. I began to wonder whynthe screen was no longer smooth. I'll never do that with my IP4 or iPad.
     
  4. Fernandez21 macrumors 601

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  5. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Wonder if Gray Powell or Jason Chen will post? :D
     
  6. Nykwil macrumors 65816

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    oooh. ouch. Aside from water and a micro fiber cloth, you shouldn't use any kind of chemicals on a coated screen
     
  7. maddux2005 macrumors 6502

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    Lol now that was the dumbest thing ever lol wow

    To the OP. I did that before with my old iPhone, though I didn't goto that extreme because luckily my light bulb came on before hand ha
     
  8. Big Dave macrumors 6502

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    Lesson learned.
     
  9. F123D macrumors 68040

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    We've got a real stupid one here! :D
     
  10. StephenAndrew macrumors member

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    I did pretty much the same thing, but differently. On my old laptop, I couldn't connect to the internet one day, so I rebooted, checked all the settings, reset the modem and wireless router, etc. Then it dawned on me - the wifi switch on the side of the computer!! Ahh!
     
  11. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    Boy that is odd. I thought everyone actually used the switch to turn the ringer on and off on a regular basis. I guess I'm wrong.

    I can't imagine not checking the switch if it's not ringing.....
     
  12. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    It's okay, OP, user error/duh moments account for many an angry rant here on MacRumors. Glad you realized your mistake before staring one of those threads.

    Again, per Steve, user error. :p
     
  13. Jare macrumors 65816

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    Was texting while making a pizzapop and accidentally put my 3g into the microwave beside the plate with the pizzapop. Almost caused a fire and cost me a new phone + microwave.

    Yes, I turned the microwave on and didn't notice till the phone vibrated about 10 seconds later. By then it was too late as I was far from the kitchen.

    I learned from my mistakes and never take any of my phones into the kitchen.
     
  14. Two Pistols macrumors member

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    had my phone on my lap in the car, got out to ghost ride (get out of the car while its still moving to dance ((stupid i know))) and phone fell but only got a little scratched:)
     
  15. marksman macrumors 603

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    Stupid thing I have done with my iPhone:

    Browsed a MacRumors thread about iPhone4 Reception issues.
     
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  17. Jare macrumors 65816

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    You should know that the iPhone isn't a phone! ;)
     
  18. b166er macrumors 68020

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    I used iChatr thinking I wouldn't see a bunch of dudes pounding it. Woops.
     
  19. F123D macrumors 68040

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  20. Vegastouch macrumors 603

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    Thats a toughy but a screen protector would fix it. I never used liquid on my phones or iPod.
     

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