My iPhone 3G touchscreen is not great, very difficult to use. What do I do? Sad phone

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Legolover64, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. Legolover64 macrumors regular

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    Hi there,

    I bought an iPhone 3G the first day, July 11th 2008. On July 9th 2009, my camera was going bad, so I brought the phone in for a replacement (free) under the 1 year AppleCare. Boom, I had a new (identical) phone, it worked fine.

    Starting today, seemingly randomly, the touchscreen has become borderline nonresponsive. It takes me several tries (probably about 10) to unlock the phone, and I have to hit letters 2, 3 even 4 times in the Messages or Safari app to have the device register the touches. I use no screen protector or anything fancypants like that, and I've tried restoring the phone.

    It's definitely out of warranty (I called Apple) so I'd have to pay $299 for a replacement phone, although I don't even know if they carry a 16GB 3G. What can I do? Is there any technique someone knows for making this work? Should I go in and cry?

    Thanks for any and all help!
     
  2. atticus27 macrumors regular

    atticus27

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    Pittsburgh, PA
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    if its out of warranty then your screwed. Don't pay that much for another 3g when the new ones gonna be out within the next few weeks in the same $200-300 price range.
    also did you try restoring it in itunes to see if it fixes then screen problem?
     
  3. Legolover64 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I tried restoring. This is rough, I think I'm just going to wait, even though I intended to use this as a development phone after I got the iPhone HD (or whatever it's called).

    I wonder if they even carry 16GB 3G phones anymore.
     
  4. WeegieMac Guest

    WeegieMac

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    They'll have a backstock of refurbished iPhone 3G's in both 8GB and 16GB for warranty purposes, you should be ok mate.
     

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