iPhone 3G wifi problem...please help

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ark11, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. ark11 macrumors newbie

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    I recently upgraded from iPhone 3G to iPhone 4. As soon as ATT deactivated my SIM in the old 3G, the wifi stopped working and it would show no networks at all. Now I am not sure if deactivation caused this or something else. I tried reseting network settings but still nothing showed. I have jailbroken and unlocked the 3G phone since then (at least thats what it shows in f0recast). So this Sunday, I restored it from a backup so I can put all my games on it for kids to play. And after I rebooted it voila! the wifi was showing networks again. I was happy that it started working. Well Monday morning, I pick it up to check emails, and damn no wifi network again.

    I am confused why it worked after restore and then again just stopped. Any ideas as to what is going on and what I should try? :confused:

    Thanks
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Sounds like the wifi chip was ready to die and on its last leg.
    Deactivating the sim had nothing to do with it, just happened around the same time.
     
  3. Ulkair macrumors newbie

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    That does sound like you've recieved something already on its death bed.
    Try getting hold of your supplier and see if you can get a replacement?
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Its actually his old iphone 3G that has the issue not the new iphone 4 he received.
     
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  6. ark11 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so when it worked was just a fluke? :(

    Is there any way to get it fixed for cheap? I wanted to give this phone to my sis overseas.
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You can try finding an iPhone repair shop and have them take a look at it. There's plenty places online you can send it to or maybe some local.
     

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