"Silent Slide" broke off

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by madtodaimax, May 23, 2009.

  1. madtodaimax macrumors member

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    I guess I ended up sleeping on my phone and noticed in the morning that the slide that turns the phone to silent broke off. Is there any way of replacing it?
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    you can try taking it back

    however, you imply you did it correct? maybe superglue?
     
  3. jmann macrumors 604

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    Sometimes apple replaces iPhones for that problem. Make a genius bar appoinment here and have them look at it.
     
  4. tayshon macrumors 6502a

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    It happened to my phone I took it to the Apple store they replaced it.
     
  5. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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  6. madtodaimax thread starter macrumors member

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    made an appointment. got it replaced easily. weird that they checked for water damage even though the problem had nothing to do with it falling in water.
     
  7. kas23 macrumors 603

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    They do this because people who have pre-existing water damage have attempted to break these switches off and then go to Apple and try to get it replaced due to the broken switch.
     
  8. synagence macrumors 6502a

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    Common fault, i've had it happen one 2 iphones ... both were 99% time living in cases
     
  9. techguy1 macrumors regular

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    Happened to mine quite a few months ago .. haven't really missed it. Simply turn volume up/down.
     
  10. goodcow macrumors 6502a

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    You realize how half assed your solution is? If it's under warranty, get it replaced. It'll also increase their warranty costs for the iPhone in turn letting them address quality control better in the future.
     
  11. 46 Bear macrumors newbie

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    Wow... its good to know that I wasn't the only person that had the silent switch broken...:D
     
  12. bmcgrath macrumors 65816

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    Why would you do that? If it's under warranty just get it fixed. And turning the volume down low is not silent.....
     

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