iPhone Damage

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by BugBytes, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. BugBytes, Nov 24, 2011
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  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Try a restore tell him.
    If it needs to be replaced they will charge him either $149 or $199 at Apple.
     
  3. BugBytes, Nov 24, 2011
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    Ok, so a repair would not be worth it, so that is out of the question. I'll tell [] to try a reset. He can just sync all his data back once he has reset it.

    Thanks for the reply!
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Its not that bad. If he's up for an upgrade he can get a new iphone 4S for $199 but if he's not they are $650 for full price. So a repair is still worth it or he can sell it as is on CL or Ebay.
    Yes, once he does a restore he can restore all his stuff back from backup. Itunes will prompt him.
     
  5. M Quick macrumors 6502

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    Why doesn't he put the charger in the phone before he goes to sleep like the rest of the folks? :) And tell him, that when it's in sleep mode it shouldn't draw more than 1% over night of the battery and put it on mute.. :p Don't know why he even shuts if off, but i guess he has a good reason to do so..

    Might be a water damaged battery btw, a battery replacement is pretty easy to do yourself imho..
     
  6. chargit, Nov 24, 2011
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    $149? what does this get you? I have not heard of that option. :confused:

    never mind I found it. I had no clue they lowered the out of warranty repair!
     
  7. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    Battery dies when it's completely shut off, or when "sleeping"?

    If he powers it off completely, and the battery dies before the next day - either there is electrolysis at play - chewing up the innards of the phone. Thing is, this process does not last very long, and the phone will be completely dead after a couple days. (as in, it won't turn on)

    Or (more likely) - the battery could be defective - and those can be replaced.

    If he's sleeping the phone, and it's dying before the next day - poor cell service, having BT and Wifi turned on can run down a battery.

    Is he using icloud? Another well known battery vampire.
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, that's what I heard latelly too.
    $199 for the 4S and any previous models are only $149. Not bad.
     

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