iPhone accelerometer... LEFT?!

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by mbolo, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. mbolo macrumors newbie

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    Hi there,
    I have some problems when gaming on the iPhone, especially games that use the accelerometer.
    For example, 'Cube Runner' (free on the App Store): I put the iPhone on a flat table, I launch the application and start the game: the ship goes left! [isn't it supposed to go straight!?]
    Another example: 'Aqua Moto Racing' (free on the App Store): I repeat as above, and the water bike goes left...

    So, what can I do?
    If I go to a genius bar, they're going to fix it even if I have these problems only with non-Apple applications?

    Thank you.
     
  2. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    try the ihandy level free and see if that app works. If not then take it in. I would assume the sensor is done.
     
  3. DazBrowne macrumors member

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    On the in-game menu there should be an option to calibrate the accelerometer that should help you with games , but when you open ipod for instance does it go straight to coverflow or just in games?
     
  4. mbolo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried with iHandy Level Free and it says 1.8° and the bubble is on the right. So I guess that my accelerometer is 1.8° skewed on the left...

    Even with games calibration I have no results.
    The problem is only with games, when I start the iPod mode I see the titles of the songs, not coverflow...

    PS: I already tried to reset & restore as a new phone in itunes.

    So what can I do? Do you think that they'll substitute it for me?
     
  5. DazBrowne macrumors member

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    Best thing to do is find an apple application that uses the accelerometer and head on down to the genius bar
     

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