iPhone 4 Missing Bottom Screws?

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  1. iMasterWeb macrumors regular

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    At first, I didn't realize the the holes on the bottom of the iPhone 4 were for screws. I thought they were just for extra noise-cancellation or something. Then I saw the pictures on Apple's website and realized that they are for screws. I then discovered that without them, I could remove the back panel.

    To me, it doesn't seem like they should have fallen out, considering hey were supposed to be screwed in. I also haven't unscrewed them, and I don't ever remember them being there. So now I'm wondering if I ever had them to begin with.

    My question is would going to the Apple Store be the only way to get new ones? That's a bit of a problem seing as the nearest one is an hour away, and that's a little far to drive for two little screws. Any suggestions on other ways of obtaining these screws? :confused:
     
  2. PNutts macrumors 601

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    You could try calling and see if they would ship you the screws as a DIY repair. Personally, I would be a little nervous keeping a phone that is missing parts. On the upside, you could see how easy the back glass is to replace. :)
     
  3. xXthebadboy78 macrumors member

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    u can call or chat with a person on att.com and apple.com
     
  4. Lenxal macrumors regular

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  5. iMasterWeb thread starter macrumors regular

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    Okay...

    [​IMG]

    I think I'll call tomorrow (if they work on Sundays) and see if they can send me some replacements.
     
  6. xXthebadboy78 macrumors member

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    that is bad..... cause the whole thing may fall apart!!
     
  7. nin7474 macrumors 6502

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    Get a Bumper. It fixes everything.
    (sarcasm for the retarded):rolleyes:
     
  8. iMasterWeb thread starter macrumors regular

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    Haha..
     
  9. robotkiller macrumors 6502

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    From what I recall of the iFixit tear down, those screws essentially hold the back glass in place.
     
  10. oplix macrumors 65816

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    Every wireless device is susceptible to a loss of....screws.
     
  11. Brien macrumors 68020

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    Wow. I don't see how they could have fallen out; it's more likely your phone came without them. They sure are rushing these things through the factory to get them into our hands, what with the glue not having time to cure and such. :eek:
     
  12. romeo.xk macrumors 6502a

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    What I would do is go into radio shack or maybe even the home depot and put screws in and go to the apple store and get a replacement, I bet they will try to say that you too them off and maybe even cancel your warranty...
     
  13. Mickyfin macrumors 6502

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  14. army91c macrumors 6502a

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    yeah... sorry but I'm calling bunk.

    funny stuff
     
  15. melterx12 macrumors 6502a

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    Lol you got screwed, cause your phone sure didn't!
     
  16. iMasterWeb thread starter macrumors regular

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    I can't find any screws that are small enough. The holes are TINY!
     
  17. melterx12 macrumors 6502a

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    send an email to ifixit.com. also if you got to the apple store tell them about it but unless they tell you they will replace DO NOT LET THEM SEE YOUR SERIAL NUMBER!
     
  18. iMasterWeb thread starter macrumors regular

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    Why not?
     
  19. Julien macrumors G3

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    Don't let Apple see the serial number?:confused: The same people the iPhone's serial number is registered with in your name?:D
     
  20. Jeffrosproto macrumors 6502

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    I'm assuming so they can't try to say you took them out and void your warranty.
     
  21. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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    Don't let them see your serial number????????????? That's the first thing they will want. :confused:
     
  22. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    *preps tinfoil hat*
     
  23. Julien macrumors G3

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    They can look at the threads under a magnifying glass and see if they have been torqued with a screw. If not it is a warrantee issue.
     
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