In an Angry fit I chucked my phone into a tree

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by SanteriaScott, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. SanteriaScott macrumors newbie

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    Ok so I still have anger management issues. After chucking my iphone 3g into a tree and badly damaging it , I tried turning the thing on and the screen only showed grey and white stripes , lines, whatever you wanna call them. I read some articles and spoke to tech support at an iphone repair website, leading me to believe that I needed to replace the lcd unit. I then got on ebay and ordered one. I somewhat successfully replaced it. The only problem is that when I tried disconnecting wire ribbon 3 ( the light sensor I believe ) connector latch broke along with a couple of the gold colored pins. I also rebooted the device, mind you. After the lcd was replaced, guess what! The screen is still displaying the white gray bars . URRRGGGHHH!!!! Someone please tell me what to do before I go through the trouble of ordering the wire 3 connector and soldering it onto the board. Please help an ill-tempered fool.... Thanks
     
  2. mattdo93 macrumors 6502

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  3. eloro macrumors newbie

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    I could not get that connector back in either when I had to replace the plastic back on my old phone. I ended up trying to push it in with a tiny flat head screw driver and punched a hole in in. I connected the rest of the connectors though and everything worked except the vibrate/sound switch and the lock button. Anyway... I got a new phone after that incident. I guess the only thing I can suggest is to take it to a third party (non Apple) repair shop or buy a new phone. The 3GS 8 GB is only $99 with a contract.
     
  4. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    Why would you advise him to get angry again :confused:
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  6. barkingDog macrumors regular

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    This suggestions deserves a token "lol". Good one ;). Reminds me of the recent thread whereby someone inadvertently shot their iPhone w/a BB gun.

    OP: Sorry 'bout your 'accident' -- maybe there's an iPhone 12-step program in your area? Just a thought before you fork out any more money.
     
  7. Infraggable Kru macrumors regular

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    get your life together and get off the Internet

    the fact that you are seeking acknowledgement from anonymous strangers online for your actions is a bit concerning
     
  8. Leet Apple macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

    What could possibly get you that mad??? :confused:
     
  9. Apple... macrumors 68020

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    I must say - throwing your iPhone into a tree wasn't the smartest idea. ;)
     
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    +1
     
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  13. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    SanteriaScott, I recommend this case the next time you practice "Santeria" w/ your iPhone: :p
    [​IMG]
     
  14. asleep macrumors 68040

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    Next time hold your breath until you turn blue.
     
  15. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    That's a good idea. What's the next color after blue? Try for that..... :mad:
     
  16. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    First off, I would strongly consider seeing someone about your anger mangement issues.

    Secondly, you would probably be better off at this point at picking up a used iPhone on eBay (or maybe a dumb phone would be a better idea).

    Lastly, I would strongly recommend you don't throw your phone again to avoid this exact situation.
     
  17. iceterminal macrumors 68000

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    #1. Get an Otterbox case.

    #2. Stay away from trees.

    #3. If still angry, find someone else's phone to throw.

    #4. Profit???

    :cool:
     
  18. Gen macrumors 6502a

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    Buy a new phone, if you're thinking of soldering things back on to your old one ... just sayin.
     
  19. JASApplications macrumors 65816

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    If you have anger management problems don't buy such an expensive phone in the first place. Simple.
     
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    Don't throw expensive things rather bang your head to the wall.

    As far ar your iphone repais is concerned a tihrd party iphone repair center may help you.
     
  22. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    For anger issues use a Palm Pre. They're cheap in bulk and fly really well.
     
  23. testcard macrumors 68030

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    Apple tree? Was it an alarm issue that caused your momentary lapse of reason?
     
  24. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    If you're having tree problems I feel bad for you son, I've got 99 problems but anger ain't one.
     
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