Mothball a 2G

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

  1. Ezra macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    Thats was good. Real good
     
  4. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Yeah make sure it's air tight really well. LMAOL
     
  5. yezza macrumors regular

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    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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