Just broke my silent switch on my 3g..

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Ozzhead, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. Ozzhead macrumors member

    Jul 26, 2008
    The silver slider button that makes the ringer on/off just came off. I can barely turn it off and on still. Going to take it to the apple store soon. Anyone have this problem is so how and how much did it cost to fix?
  2. jmccullough108 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 2, 2008
    St. Louis, MO
    You probably should make an appointment with a genius before barging into the apple store.

    Is it still under warranty?
  3. nikhsub1 macrumors 68000


    Jun 19, 2007
    mmmm... jessica.'s beer...
  4. big_malk macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2005
    That happened to mine, I made an appointment at the genius bar, and they gave me a replacement on the spot :)
  5. aristobrat macrumors G4

    Oct 14, 2005
    This happens. From what I've read from other threads like yours, as long as the phone doesn't look physically abused, they generally just swap you out with a replacement.

    Like jmccullough108 said, make an appointment at the Genius Bar before you go. At the store near me, the only people they will see without appointments are people with totally broken iPhones, and even then, they have to wait in standby for a long time, usually.

    find the store you're going to on there and look for the reserve > genius bar option
  6. macbookpronoob macrumors member

    Mar 12, 2008
    Same here. I was in and out in less than 5 mins with a replacement phone.
  7. broozes macrumors newbie

    Nov 26, 2008
    You won't have any trouble replacing it, as long as you still have warranty, I've been hearing that it's becoming a more and more common issue.
  8. mafiagod1967 macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2009
    I've been through two 3G's with the same problem.

    Took them to Apple store and they replaced with no questions.

    That's why I love Apple!
  9. Ozzhead thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 26, 2008
    Thanks guys, i go tomorrow after noon. Did they give a whole new phone or just the switch? Hope a new phone, that would be awesome. Also how do i know if its under warranty? Bought it around 2-3weeks after launch.
  10. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    think about it...
  11. dave006 macrumors 68020

    Jul 3, 2008
    Sorry not a brand "new" iPhone 3G but an Apple refurbished iPhone 3G.:)

  12. OrangeDog macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2008
    I try to be really really gentle with mine after reading how many failures theres been.
  13. Ozzhead thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 26, 2008
    Thanks guys I'm tryping this from my nice new iPhone I got with no questions asked
  14. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

    Mr. Giver '94

    Jun 2, 2008
    Glad you got it replaced!

    May I ask how it happened? Did it just fall off or did you notice it getting looser and looser?
  15. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000


    Jun 16, 2008
    the lovely thing about Apple.
    Broken silent switch, go there. Get a new phone.
    Done ;)
  16. Ozzhead thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 26, 2008
    It got harder and harder to turn on and off then it just fell off.
  17. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000


    Jun 16, 2008
    on my replacement the switch already felt like it has fallen off before and it got sent it to get fixed and now I'm using it. So now I have a 3G with no silent switch, can they just replace the switch instead of the whole phone by a technician in the Apple Store?
  18. dave006 macrumors 68020

    Jul 3, 2008
    They could but their service and support model is to evaluate the iPhone and if device is covered by warranty then you get a refurbished iPhone "on the spot".

    Note: Prepare for all iPhone 3G refurbs from Apple to be at 2.2.1 with a Baseband of 2.30 so no yellowsn0w for you.

  19. Ozzhead thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 26, 2008

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