No wifi networks shown on my iphone 3G

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by mmmj-, May 25, 2009.

  1. mmmj- macrumors newbie

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    so when i first got my iphone 3G the wifi worked.
    but then i turned it off cause i thought it wasted battery.
    so i turned it on again, and nothing showed up.
    it looks like this

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    and my dad has an iphone too and his iphone shows the wireless network.
    so yeah, can anybody help me?
    i've already tried taking the sim out, restarting my iphone and resetting the network settings.
    nothing works!
    please heelpp.
     
  2. alphatectz macrumors 6502a

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    did you try restoring from a new iphone, that should fix the problem if not go make an appointment with the genius bar.
     
  3. mmmj- thread starter macrumors newbie

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    what do you mean by restoring from the new iphone?
     
  4. alphatectz macrumors 6502a

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    Connect your iPhone via USB to your desktop or laptop (which ever you use) itunes should open, at the summery part you will see "check for updates, restore". Click restore, it will ask you if you would like to restore your iPhone, click restore, then it will restore once that's done. Do not disconnect your iPhone from your desktop/laptop leave it. After the restore is complete itunes will ask you if you like to restore from a back up or set your iPhone as a new phone. (click set as a new iPhone)

    P.S make sure that your backed up your contacts and calander, after you set up your iPhone as "new" resync it an your contacts and calander will be back to normal.
     
  5. ^squirrel^ macrumors 6502a

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  6. mmmj- thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i just restored it and everything and it still didn't work.
     
  7. alphatectz macrumors 6502a

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    To the both if you:

    Make an appointment with your local apple store (genius bar) and get a replacement. That is your best option.
     
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  9. alphatectz macrumors 6502a

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    It's not going to cost you a penny, make the appointment.
    The guy or girl at the genius bar will take a look at your iPhone they will run a test or two, will see the problem if it can be fixed they will do it infront of you. If it can't be fixed they will swap it for a new/refurb iPhone. (same model & same color)
     
  10. jambobowron macrumors regular

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    Saaame

    i have the problem sometimes.... leading to the worst of all when it didn't think my iPhone 3G had Wi-Fi... probs due to me taking it camping (not a clever plan :p) anyway i just restarted and bingo back to normal iPhone wonderfull-ness :D:D may have helped...
     

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