Iphone 5 Missing Screws!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Lee.., Sep 21, 2012.

  1. Lee.. macrumors newbie

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    Can somebody please confirm that there should be two small star headed screws in the bottom of the new iPhone. I checked Apples website and they appear in their photos.

    It also came with a small scratch on the edge which seems to be a fairly common occurrence on the black models. :(
     

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  2. Maverick1337 macrumors 65816

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    I have them. I have the white 64gig. For some reason, my AT&T store didn't get any 64 black. Weird. Just return it to the Apple store or go in and tell/show them. It should be fixed and you'll be given a new phone. Whether it's an actual new iPhone 5 or a refurbished one (would they even have those yet?) I don't know.
     
  3. Wuiffi macrumors 6502a

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    Dude you are screwed!


    Ok seriously, I think you are really missing them!
     
  4. drb1992 macrumors 6502

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  5. chad2ss macrumors newbie

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    Wow! Seems like the quality department was on vacation for the production of the 5! Horrible!
     
  6. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    They forgot to put screws on

    This is horrible
     
  7. ginwrak macrumors member

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    wow that total sucks. I need to check mines when they come in.
     
  8. Mliii macrumors 65816

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    You now know why I actually go into an Apple Store to get my new iPhone- even with the hassle of waiting in line. When you are there in person, you can unbox it and look it over before accepting. In the past, I had to reject one phone because of very obvious QC issues.
    I realize that's not a viable option for many, but it's something I try to do.
    Return it...
     
  9. iapplelove macrumors 68040

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  10. Lee.. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ha, thanks for the quick replies. Looks like it was made on a Friday afternoon.

    I will have to phone them, no Apples stores within a few hours of me unfortunately. Will have to find a sim adapter so i can use my trusty old Nokia Lumia.
     
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  12. Domino8282 macrumors 6502a

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    How is it "horrible?" Sorry, I agree it's a major issue and he's obviously going to get a replacement, but "horrible" would be a dictator killing innocent people or my dog getting hit by a car. This is one of millions of phones manufactured at a factory in China... Countless others won't have this issue. Am I the only one who thinks "This is horrible" is just a tad melodramatic?
     
  13. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I've seen a lot of crazy threads of people overreacting but this is insane! I'd get on the phone with them right away. Bad luck man.
     
  14. JRoDDz macrumors 68000

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    My 4S had 1 screw missing, and when I took it to Apple they tried to accuse me of tampering with the phone. I told them they are out of their minds and the phone came like that.
     
  15. reputationZed macrumors 65816

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    Definitely look like your missing a few screws. Is the back of the phone loose at all?
     
  16. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    and then?
     
  17. GamerChase macrumors newbie

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    NO AND THEN

    Sorry, couldn't resist. I'm sleep deprived. I'd actually like to know what happened as well.
     
  18. JRoDDz macrumors 68000

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    And then they replaced the screw. I gave them an unsatisfactory rating in their survey for alleging I may have tampered with it.
     
  19. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I was hoping someone would get that!
     
  20. ARSC macrumors 6502

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    This is stupid and insane .

    bad quality control from apple.
     
  21. phr0ze macrumors 6502a

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    Even without screws, ifixit had to use a suction cup to open it. Pop it in a case or use some tape at the bottom temporarily while they get some screws to you. No big deal. I certainly wouldn't do anything extreme like use an old phone.
     
  22. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    LOL. Is it me or is there a lot more posts on disappointments and issues with the iP5. I've read all the comments from happy campers which validates the iP5. All i"m saying is that there are more negatives with the iPhone 5, then with the 4 or 4S when those models were released.
     
  23. Adutrumque macrumors 65816

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    Haha dude wheres my car hahahahah :D

    OnT: that looks bad dude. OR u took them out ? And ure a samsung C/op worker?
     
  24. soco macrumors 68030

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    Were you even here last year? Definitely not the case.
     
  25. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    wow, ok this might be bigger than the other complaints. sucks.
     

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