Reconditioned Iphone 5

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  1. gadget123 macrumors 68000

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    If I returned my Iphone 5 as it's not working at the moment will they exchange for a new one or is it reconditioned?
     
  2. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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  3. gadget123 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I just got a new Iphone 5 from ebay which has no signal so a refurb is not ideal. Old for new. :eek:
     
  4. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    I stopped reading there.
     
  5. teknikal90 macrumors 68030

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    why the cynicism? do you feel cool being an internet cynic? you're on an internet forum about computers bud, there's no cool around here.

    now, why wouldn't an item be brand new if its from ebay? shrink wrapped and unopened is brand new.
     
  6. swervinsuburban macrumors regular

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    Because eBay is not an authorized apple dealer and a used one can have shrink wrapped slapped on it over the box
     
  7. sulpfiction macrumors 68030

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    I got news for u..apple refurbs are better then new. True story. u wont be able to tell the difference. "New" just means they came off of some giant assembly line in china. Refurbed units are given some TLC and the unit is tested and rebuilt cosmetically with all new parts if anything wasn't totally perfect. Be happy. No reason not to be.

    And..u may get a new unit after all. But the beauty is that you'll never know.
     
  8. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    As already said, don't be so naive. eBay is not an authorized seller.

    Refurbs are remanufactured with new shell and battery. Reused parts include processor, ram, etc.
     
  9. andyx3x macrumors 65816

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    People sell refurbs as new all the time on eBay.
     
  10. gadget123 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It was a private seller on ebay seemed to be a unwanted upgrade so I'm tempted not to ask for a refund but just go to the store at Apple and fix it as maybe it was just a faulty batch?
     
  11. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    What's wrong with it?
     
  12. gadget123 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    No signal from the moment it was out the box.

    Tried restores and resets no joy.

    Nobody has been able to help so i put it
    Down to either a faulty nano sim or faulty antenna. Going to try and replace the sim first before going to Apple.
     
  13. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Yep, nano sims don't fail too often though. Is it wifi and radio or just radio?
     
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You will be fine with an apple replacement.
    Even if its a refurb no one can even tell. It looks, feels and works like brand new.
     
  15. swervinsuburban macrumors regular

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    Mine came with a faulty nano sim I've read there have been quite a few that have, but you will get a "no SIM card installed" error message and no sim in the upper left hand corner of the screen
     

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