Mothball a 2G

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Ezra, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. Ezra macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2002
    I've got a 2g, it was replaced under warranty in February so its essentially new. The replacement is really nice, with good battery life. I'm probably going to upgrade to the iPhone 4 and will keep the 2g as a back up. Any advice on how to store the 2G to keep it in good condition over time?
  2. ZZ Bottom macrumors 6502a

    Apr 14, 2010
    Leave it at about 40% charge prior to packing it up for long term storage. Find a good air-tight time capsule and a nice clearing in the woods. Just don't forget to leave a trail of bread crumbs to find later.
  3. LetMeBlastU macrumors regular


    Jun 17, 2009
    Bay Area, CA
    Thats was good. Real good
  4. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    Yeah make sure it's air tight really well. LMAOL
  5. yezza macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2008
    LOL. But in an attempt to actually be helpful - the most important factor is probably storing it in an environment where you have a dry humidity. This would also be helpful if the temperature was also stable, probably sitting around 18-22 degrees C.
  6. Ezra thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2002
    Couldn't I just take a picture of the hole with the new iPhone and use the geotag to find it later? :D
  7. Mugambo macrumors 6502


    Jul 4, 2009
    Anti Static Acrylic Nitrogen Desiccators is the time capsule you're looking for. If you're serious, you could do this at home for under $250. :D
  8. elephunkman macrumors 65816

    Mar 27, 2010
    Leave it in the box it came in and just put it somewhere safe, like a drawer or closet.
  9. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020


    Jun 20, 2007
    You should go around and charge money to anyone who wants to grandfather themselves into an unlimited data plan by activating their number on your iPhone 2G. ;)

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