iPhone accelerometer... LEFT?!

0928386

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Jul 14, 2008
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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.
 

trainguy77

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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.
 
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DazBrowne

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Dec 6, 2009
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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?
 
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0928386

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Jul 14, 2008
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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?
 
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DazBrowne

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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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