Iphone 3GS GPS Broken

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ivan300, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. ivan300 macrumors member

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    Hey guys,

    I have a 3GS that I got on launch day.
    Currently on 4.0 Jailbroken with jailbreakme

    A few weeks ago I dropped it the first time and cracked the digitizer.I ordered a new one and replaced it with no issues. After the replacement I noticed that GPS does not work. I have tried everything. I was running 4.0.1, I restored to 4.0.1 and it still didn't work. So i restored to 4.0 and it still didn't work.

    Im confident that this is a hardware issue. I am not sure if it was caused by the drop or me replacing the digitizer. As far as I know the gps and antenna are on the back of the iphone so replacing the digitizer wouldn't have caused it.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Sucks.
    You might have to pay the $200 to have it replaced by Apple or bring it in and maybe you get a nice Rep that will swap it for free. Doubt it but worth a try.
     
  3. ivan300 thread starter macrumors member

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    I fixed it here's how.

    I opened up the iphone again and checked every single connector even the ones I didn't touch.

    This didn't solve the problem.

    I did some reading and I read the hitting the phone fairly hard can solve the issue. It makes sense since the gps stopped working when the phone hit the ground.

    I hit the back part right behind the sim card against my palm 10x fairly hard. The phone lost signal and regained it. After that GPS worked :D

    This is not a joke btw
     

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