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barfo

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Apr 15, 2013
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My iPhone 5 LED light is not working anymore when taking pictures or when using apps that use the light. There's no water damage and I use an Otterbox Defender case. I've tried restoring it, but no dice. Any thoughts/tips to get it to work? Thanks!
 

barfo

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Apr 15, 2013
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Bring it to Apple and they should replace it for you.
Its not something that can be fixed by restoring or with software.

I did, but it's out of warranty, they told me to get it repaired.
 
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Applejuiced

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Apr 16, 2008
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At the iPhone hacks section.
Oh, that sucks that it expired before that happened.
See if a local iphone repair place can repair the LED for cheap.
How much did Apple want to charge in order to fix it? Did they want to charge you $229 +tax to replace the whole phone?
 
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barfo

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Apr 15, 2013
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Oh, that sucks that it expired before that happened.
See if a local iphone repair place can repair the LED for cheap.
How much did Apple want to charge in order to fix it? Did they want to charge you $229 +tax to replace the whole phone?

I didn't bother with them cause I know they'd want to charge me a ridiculous amount to repair it. I'll be visiting some local repair shops to get quotes.
 
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barfo

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Apr 15, 2013
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I didn't bother with them cause I know they'd want to charge me a ridiculous amount to repair it. I'll be visiting some local repair shops to get quotes.

Actually, I didn't take it to Apple, just to AT&T and they were the ones who told me to get it repaired. Anyways, hopefully it'll be cheap to repair.
 
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Dave Felix

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Apr 9, 2011
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Actually, I didn't take it to Apple, just to AT&T and they were the ones who told me to get it repaired. Anyways, hopefully it'll be cheap to repair.

I would still give it a shot. Apple might even fix it for you considering you did not get the phone wet or anything. Apple is pretty good with helping out if you're honest. :)

BTW - When did your warranty end? Wasn't the iPhone 5 released on 9/21? Did you buy it right when it was new?

I hear you.
There's plenty of iphone repair places around, hope you find one that's priced good and does a good job.

Agreed, but he should find out the price from Apple before he goes anywhere. What if they fix it and the problem returns?
 
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barfo

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Apr 15, 2013
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I bought it from someone and its out of contract. I recently unlocked it via AT&T online unlocking service.
 
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