How can I break my iPhone 4 without voiding the warranty?

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  1. afgmobsta23 macrumors newbie

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    So my warranty is done in 4 days. I wanna go to the Apple store and get a replacement because this one has some minor scratches. Is there anything I can do to break it somehow without voiding the warranty? Either break one of the buttons, mess with the vibrations, or the battery. Someone told me if you charge it with 30 volts, it'll eventually mess it up. Thanks! :)
     
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  3. FrancoisC macrumors 6502

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    If you can't live with some minor scratch on your phone you should care more about seeing a doc about your OCD...
     
  4. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    Watch your back dude; you know what they say about karma... and about fixing stupid. I think the iPhone is the least of your worries. :rolleyes:
     
  5. RITZFit macrumors 65816

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    Wow...Just put a case on it and call it a day. No need for a company to take a hit just because you're displeased with some scratches YOU put on there.
     
  6. lydia macrumors newbie

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    Yes, get a case to cover the scratches is a good idea. No need to go to the Apple store and get a replacement:)
     
  7. lydia macrumors newbie

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    Em, get a case from website to cover the scratches is a good idea. No need to go to the Apple store and get a replacement:)
     
  8. planetwave2000 macrumors member

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    How about buy a new housing + case?


    Apple will most likely to give you the same phone, they will just change the internals.
     
  9. Surely Guest

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    Pour some water into the earphone jack and USB connector port.
     
  10. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    Go into your notes app and type in the word "Fraud" this will disable the bottom half of the touchscreen :)
     
  11. Dave Felix macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah get a case and call it a day. You'll be pissed if Karma hit you 5 days later and it does actually break and youre out of warranty.. you never know what could happen bro.
     
  12. n8236 macrumors 65816

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    Let's see......

    1) Microwave it
    2) Put a STRONG magnet next to it
    3) Send a huge volt of electricity thru it
     
  13. John T macrumors 68020

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    Why not try being honest for once in your life?

    Just take your 'phone into your local Apple store and show them the few unimportant scratches. Then ask them if they will allow you to attempt to defraud Apple and if so, how! You may be surprised at their reply!
     
  14. Tootxbl macrumors newbie

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    I drove over my iPhone 4 in my 1.8 ton car (by accident)..... Not a mark on it :)


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
     
  15. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    Put it in a blender then bring whatever is left.
     
  16. MaxBurn macrumors 65816

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    What a jerk, anything you do to break it voids the warranty.
     
  17. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    Go to your primary care physician and get a prescription for Prozac. Its great for OCD and if I could write prescriptions I would be sending them to all the people who returned their iPhone 3GS 35 times because the "3G" icon looked to small and the bezel looked funny.
     
  18. afgmobsta23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well thanks for the help everyone -___-
    Anyways, I went to the Apple store and they gave me a new iPhone 4. I told them that my iPhone was having problems with the home button at times (it really was). But he didn't even really check and just went to the back and gave me a brand new iPhone 4. That was it! :)
     
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  21. TheCookie macrumors regular

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    This is an utterly amazing question.

    The whole point of a warranty is that you are protected UNLESS YOU BREAK IT. If you break it, you're on your own. Apple has a whole mess of lawyers who work very hard to craft these warranties precisely so that you cannot intentionally damage your phone (or even accidentally damage your phone) and get them to replace it--you can only get a replacement if the phone itself is defective.

    Your greed and ignorance are astounding.
     
  22. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Haha, i like this answer. If u can't live with having a few scratches, u need to be more worried about your OCD and get it controlled.

    Although some don't have OCD, they just want a clean phone to get their resell value high.
     
  23. RafaT97 macrumors newbie

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    Was the new iPhone factory sealed?
     
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  25. tedwu100 macrumors member

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    Here is a good way I done it 5 times and It works every time. Use a pen or something and push really hard on the home button, then you will see some white glue or something like that leap out around the area when the square of the home button is.
    Take it to Apple and just said that I have a problem with the home button and sometimes it doesn't work the way it should. I promise you they will swap it out right away for you.

    You will thank me for this
     

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