returning iP4 or ask for a full box exchange?

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  1. ohla313 macrumors 6502a

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    So I had a rattling issue with my iPhone 4 and went to exchange it. They had no full boxes and the rattling was driving me crazy so I took a new replacement phone, this phone now has really wobbly switches and drops calls repeatedly. Would I be able to go and return the phone for a refund or be able to do a full box swap?
     
  2. Irish Rose macrumors 65816

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    You can either return it for a full refund, if you are within the 30 day return period. Or exchange it, the choice is yours.
     
  3. ohla313 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I am within the 30 days, I got it on Friday, so even though I exchanged it once I can possibly get a full box exchange??
     
  4. iAttain macrumors member

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    could you describe the rattle and when it occurred? My iphone 4 rattles whenever I tap it on the back lightly or set it down on a table. I think this is due to the volume buttons being loose. It is really annoying to hear because it just reminds me of a kids toy.
     
  5. ohla313 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well the rattle occurred when I dropped my iPhone 4 which was in a case. It only had the rattle when I shook it side to side and not front to back. The "genius" said it was a natural sound but it only made the sound after the drop. Cosmetically, no issues what so ever. The rattling wasn't from the switches as I could hear it coming from inside.
     
  6. callmemike20 macrumors 6502a

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    So you dropped your phone, possibly broke something on the inside, and you are claiming it's a defect? You don't have the rattle problem; you simply broke your phone.
     
  7. ohla313 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks White Knight. That ordeal is over because it got swapped, so don't let the door hit you in the ass on your way out.
     
  8. b-rad g macrumors 6502a

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    Agree you made your phone rattle by dropping it and loosening something inside, Apple didn't make it loose.
     
  9. ohla313 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ok but the problem is that the switches are loose and I didn't do that.
     
  10. b-rad g macrumors 6502a

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    Really?
     
  11. samcraig macrumors P6

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    ORDEAL?

    You dropped your phone. And no doubt you didn't mention that to Apple when you swapped out the phone.

    Guess what. Karma's a fickle B@#$%ch. You exchanged your working phone which you broke and got one that was actually defective. If Apple doesn't give you a full box exchange or your money back, I wouldn't feel sorry for you.
     
  12. DroidRules macrumors 65816

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    LoL, you whine because you broke your phone and the replacement they gave you is defective! Classic.
     
  13. bunnicula macrumors 68040

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    I'd think the best you could hope for would be another replacement handset.

    Why do you need a full box return? You dropped the original one, loosened up something inside it. iPhones don't rattle.

    So, they replaced it. Which, really, was decent of them, as again, you did drop it and all (and I have been on the receiving end of their generosity... so I know it is good when they help you out even though you did something to harm the phone, whether intentional or not).

    If the replacement unit isn't meeting your standards, go get it replaced again.

    I'm wondering... why so hung up on full box? Wanting to sell?
     
  14. billycuth macrumors 6502a

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    FTW!

    samcraig... kickin ace and taking names!!!
     
  15. bunnicula macrumors 68040

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    He does that quite often.

    I rather heart ol' samcraig.

    :apple:
     
  16. ste1164 macrumors 6502a

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    The rattle could also be from the auto focus mechanism in the phone. My iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 do it when tapped.
     
  17. samcraig macrumors P6

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    You missed the part where he said it rattled AFTER he dropped his phone.
     
  18. ohla313 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    LOL typical douche-ness from MR. btw I got my full box exchanged! in yo face ya'll
    :p

    hope you guys drop your phones from laughing so hard.
     
  19. billycuth macrumors 6502a

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    actually, the only doucheness going on is eminating from your keyboard, but thanks for contributing to this fine forum!
     
  20. bunnicula macrumors 68040

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    Ugh. I'll be glad when middle school is back in session.
     
  21. samcraig macrumors P6

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    Thanks. At least we know if we wanted to be a tool and exchange our phones like you AFTER we've dropped them we can. Here's hoping your new phone has a lot more issues. See how that works?
     

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