I sent my Phone in to PDAsmart short a speaker, and got it back short a GIG :(

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  1. Orecets macrumors newbie

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    **I meant "short a speaker" (EDIT: fixed. --mkrishnan)

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    I got it back in this condition while it was running 2.01, I installed 2.1 and nothing changed. I fear a ram chip got shorted out maybe?

    Any information would help me in discussing this with PDASMART so they make good on any damage they may have done.

    I dont see how it could be anything else though.

    Thank you sirs.
     
  2. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    Are you suggesting that you are 100% empty (blank bar in iTunes)? The RAM is one-piece so your first conclusion isn't correct.
     
  3. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    What are you talking about? Nothing looks wrong with the screenshot you posted...
     
  4. kkat69 macrumors 68020

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    Capacity is same as mine... 7.1g

    And fortunately both my speakers work :D
     

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  5. rotobadger macrumors 65816

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    Your post doesn't make complete sense but I think I see what you're suggesting. The capacity as you show it is perfectly normal. The drive contains other data necessary to the operation of your iPhone.
     
  6. kkat69 macrumors 68020

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    Not to mention drive capacities are never 100% dead on when advertised. 8g actually translates to less.

    It's how it works. 30g HD might actually translate to 26g or 28g. It's never spot on.
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Maybe you used to have an extra gig that was stored where the speaker was supposed to go? :D

    But yes, 7.1GB is the correct formatted capacity.
     
  8. reliantj macrumors 6502

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    i effin hate how everyone advertises '8GB, 16GB, 500GB, 1TB' on system hardware. especially on iPhones.

    they should call them the 'black 7.1GB iPhone or white 14.6GB iPhone.'
    when they advertise 8gb or 16gb, regular people expect to be able to
    put on 8-16gb worth of their ****. then they have to find out oh, yeah
    we had to take up a gig of your hd to put on our OS.

    don't call them 8-16gb iPhones... 7.1 and 14.6 is what they are usably.

    they should add a gig or two to compensate for the space taken up.
     
  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Because 1% of consumers care enough about this issue to complain but don't care enough to understand computer industry conventions that have been in place for decades? :confused:
     
  10. reliantj macrumors 6502

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    eh i guess.

    but i still could've used those 2 gigs...
    =/

    i know we can redistribute hd space between the partitions, but
    i don't wanna cause blah blah blah.

    i'm just grateful nothing's wrong with my phone, besides the
    $700 phone bill i received this month =/. they fixed it though,
    effin att people.
     
  11. bradenwh macrumors 6502

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    Wow...

    Or, how about you get over it, and simply accept it. Would you rather have a totally empty 8GB iPhone with no OS on it? Kind of defeats the purpose of having the phone, doesn't it? Right.
    You're probably part of the very few percent who cares enough to post some cheap complaint on a forum about it. Obviously, you're getting nowhere with what you're doing, so I would advise just accepting it.
     
  12. Orecets thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My bad guys :( Thanks though, and thanks to those of you who showed restraint and didnt call me a dumbass.

    I knew that you dont get the space advertised when it comes to hard drives, I didnt think the same held true for ram on a phone.

    A missing gig out of 8 is pretty significant too :(
     
  13. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    This part is slightly confusing. It's true for pretty much any device that's considered storage as opposed to... erm... well, whatever RAM is that storage isn't. :eek:

    So magnetic hard drives, all optical discs (I believe), solid state drives, and all forms of Flash memory (CF, SD, SDHC, Micro-SD, etc, etc) are all different from RAM (that is, RAM uses 1024 bytes / kb, and all those storage entities use 1000 bytes / kb).
     
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