iPhone 4 died completely, how the heck do I find out the imei w/ out the box???

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ap3604, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. ap3604 macrumors 68000

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    iPhone 4 completely died last night (wont turn on at all) and I'm not sure when the warranty expires :(

    I don't have the original box so if I take it into Apple for warranty service how the heck do they find out my imei, to see if i still have warranty, if they can't turn it on whatsoever??? :confused:

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. Alag28 macrumors 6502

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    on the sim card tray the S/N is on there....lol? dont stress out man they can swap it out
     
  3. ap3604 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks Alag28 :)

    Was stressing sorry cause I think the warrant might expire any day now (or perhaps has already expired) :(
     
  4. Alag28 macrumors 6502

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    if u dont have a case history with the phone meaning if this is ur first service appoitment at the genius bar. MOST OF THE TIME they will do a courtesy swap if ur out of warranty..just be honest and emphasize how important the phone is to u (cant be without a phone, work, etc)
     
  5. rgarjr macrumors 603

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  6. ap3604 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I did...

    ... unfortunately it says it expired a couple weeks ago :(:(:(

    Anyone else ever have this situation and actually got the genius to warranty replace the phone even though it was out of warranty? :(
     
  7. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    I thought you just got your phone replaced
     
  8. ap3604 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Wrong phone. Got the 4S replaced for battery life issues but I still have the 4 that I'm letting a friend use... Don't exactly want the 4 dying out of warranty (which it did) so now I'm at the mercy of the genius it seems? :(

    Anyone have a good experience w/ Apple replacing your phone if it just expired out of warranty? Or am I stuck paying $199 for a replacement? :(
     
  9. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    My girlfriend did. Hers was 2 weeks out of warranty.
     
  10. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    Lots of people have had great luck. My friend ran over his out of warranty iPhone 4 and they handed him another at NO charge. He could not believe it!

    If you are nice they migh surprise you!:)
     
  11. vincenz macrumors 601

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    I think it's $149 now for a replacement since the 4 came out. At least that's what a genius told me a couple weeks ago.
     
  12. ap3604 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks you guys! You give me hope :)

    I am good at begging/groveling when I need to ;)

    Thanks vincenz :)

    This will make sure I don't pay extra if I end up having to pay for a replacement. Will report back on this.
     
  13. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

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    A battery replacement is cheaper... But I don't know if yours would qualify!

    Bummer it ran out a few weeks ago, hopefully you can work something out with them.
     

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