My iPhone sat on the table, turning itself on and off!

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Ish, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. Ish macrumors 68010

    Ish

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    My iPhone was acting really weird yesterday.

    I'd just looked at some emails and tried to turn off the phone. The 'slide to power off' bar kept appearing after just a quick tap of the on/off button and when I pressed Cancel each time it would just take a screen shot. The on/off button wasn't stuck or anything. Even if I held it down it wouldn't turn off.

    After a while I managed to pick up a voicemail but the voice was really quiet. I turned up the volume and the phone then proceeded to turn it all the way down again. Several times. I just left it on the table and it sat there turning itself on and off.

    Did a full restore and the problem was just the same so eventually I made an appointment at the Apple Store for today. Needless to say, by the time I went to bed there was no sign of a problem and the phone was working perfectly! :confused:

    Took it in today anyway and it's still working fine but they've made a note of it alongside the serial number just in case it starts again. Hadn't had a single problem until then, but that was just crazy!
     
  2. iPhone 62S macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like some hardware that controls the keys went funny. Just hope it dosen't happen again, but if it does film it so you can show the Apple Store guys.
     
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  4. Ish thread starter macrumors 68010

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    Now that's a GOOD idea! Will do!
     
  5. iceterminal macrumors 68000

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    When this happens you can normally stop it from happening with a hammer. :D
     
  6. STEVESKI07 macrumors 68000

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    ...or an exorcism.




    Edit: Also, it's probably a 99% chance that it means that AT&T is starting to enable MMS. It's a difficult process and it may mess up thousands of iPhones, but it's worth the risky process of flipping that switch.
     
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  8. wilderness1957 macrumors regular

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    why... why would you do that.... why in the hell would you even mention MMS here..... Damn it... now this thread is going to spin into the depths of MMS Hell
     
  9. wilderness1957 macrumors regular

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    hey congrats on the promotion!
     
  10. IBradMac macrumors 68000

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    That very well could be. My phone was acting funny this morning as well. Its also jb so take it for what its worth.
     
  11. iceterminal macrumors 68000

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    LOL Nice one. I've also heard of other such as:
    Sudden Stoppage (the device suddenly stopped after I bashed it with a rock)
    Drop Test Failure (device broke when I dropped it off the roof)
     
  12. Ish thread starter macrumors 68010

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    Probably not, I'm in the UK and we've got MMS already. :)
     
  13. Ish thread starter macrumors 68010

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    Thanks again for that suggestion. I've been away for a few days and it was doing the same on and off. Last night I filmed it and today I took it back to the Apple Store. They've changed it for another one which I'm syncing at the moment.

    Someone on this thread wondered if it was caused by the Mobile Me app. Pity I didn't see that before I went!
     
  14. iPhone 62S macrumors 6502a

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    Glad it's been replaced, hope all will be fine with the new one :)

    Unless the app was running at the time I doubt it could have caused it IMO.
     

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