My iPhone4 and watch stopped functioning at precisely the same time (Warranty Q's)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by orvn, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. orvn macrumors 6502

    Jan 11, 2011
    Toronto, Canada
    So get this:

    My iPhone 4's alarm rings at 8.15 am.

    I pull the "UGH 5 more minutes" card. I'm up at 8.30 or so, getting ready for my day when I glance at my iphone, which appears to be off. I try the power button, but the phone does not respond.

    "That's odd" I think to myself "it was at 100% last night at 1am".
    I place on charge with the wall adaptor and wait 30 minutes.
    The iPhone does not respond.

    Here's the strange part: my watch was actually about a foot away from my iPhone when this transpired. About 30 minutes later I discovered that my watch had stopped at 8.34.

    It is 11 months or so old, but I'm also using a Gevey turbo SIM and have Jailbroken it.

    Would it still be covered under warranty?
    Should I eject the Gevey and put the regular tray back in when I bring it to the Apple Store?

    Any clues to what's going on?

    I have a background in geoscience and as far as I can tell I don't live in an area with a particularly sporadic geomagnetic field intensity.

    Also, last I talked to Magneto, we were cool. He's a temperamental bitch though, so I'm not excluding him.
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    Anything else stop working?

    Do you happen to sleep next to a klystron?
  3. orvn thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 11, 2011
    Toronto, Canada
    F---k, I wish I had a klystron. It would sure make for a swell time.
    I'll bet I could pop an entire corn field.

    But about the warranty, am I still covered despite jailbreaking and the Gevey?
  4. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    you can try:
    hard reset (hold both wake and home button until apple logo loads)
    put it in DFU mode and restore it.
  5. Tarzanman macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    Sounds like a localized EMP. Are any of your siblings or neighbors playing with microwave generators?
  6. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    JBing automatically voids the warrenty.
  7. wvphysics macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2010
    If they can't turn it on, how will they know he jailbroke it, it they can turn it on, they fixed the problem and it becomes a non-issue.
  8. jonrando macrumors 6502a

    Jun 22, 2011
    Unless you restore. Apple has no way of knowing.
  9. blevins321 macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
    Right. Sounds like it's probably fried though. Put your previous carrier's SIM back in; they'll probably forcibly remove you if you have a Gevey in ;)
  10. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    I'd try this. There have been a few instances when I thought my phone died but this brought it back up.
  11. orvn thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 11, 2011
    Toronto, Canada
    A hard reset did it! Thank you and thanks everyone for the multitude of responses :)
  12. PNutts macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
  13. mikelegacy macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    iPhones have a weird tendancy to shut off and stay frozen in that state for some reason. A hard reset is a good thing to know how to do.
  14. orvn thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 11, 2011
    Toronto, Canada
    The watch is still out of operation, but my iPhone is of much more value to me. I'm glad it works now.

    Strange phenomenon.
  15. lifeguard macrumors 6502


    Nov 25, 2010
    I walked in front of a C17 that had its radar on and fried every credit card in my wallet as well as my old blackberry... Electrowaves are fun aren't they!

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