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

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    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

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    Anything else stop working?

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

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    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

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

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

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    JBing automatically voids the warrenty.
     
  7. wvphysics macrumors regular

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    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

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    Unless you restore. Apple has no way of knowing.
     
  9. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    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

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    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

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    A hard reset did it! Thank you and thanks everyone for the multitude of responses :)
     
  12. PNutts macrumors 601

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  13. mikelegacy macrumors 65816

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    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

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    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

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    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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