Silent switch fell off jailbroken, out of warranty 3G...

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by jake36wi41, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. jake36wi41 macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2006
    Any suggestions here? My finally had my silent switch fall off my 3G (it's actually less than a year due to a replacement) but I'm out of warranty and it's jailbroken. Do I take it in to the Genius Bar as is? De-jailbreak first? Or am I screwed even if I restore and take it in?

    Just looking for some advice from someone who's gone through a similar situation...
  2. gdeusthewhizkid macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2008
    if it's out of warranty sir u are out of luck.....
  3. jake36wi41 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2006
    Figured as much, just didn't know if anybody had had any luck with this stupid design flaw. Would they replace it for a charge? Or is it too much work and not worth the effort?
  4. Ericatomars macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2008
    Chicago IL
    even if it was still in warranty, jailbreaking it voids that warranty. Make sure whatever JB apps you used to change things go back to those apps and change it back before you delete them if not they might not change when you go to de jailbreak. If it works and they can't tell then it looks like its gonna be $199 to have replaced. Good luck
  5. bruinsrme macrumors 603


    Oct 26, 2008
    Step 1. Restore as a new phone, do not sync music or apps.
    Step 2. Go to an apple store
    Stpe 3. Fork over $199 + tax
    Step 4. go home
    Step 5. re-jailbreak
  6. jake36wi41 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2006
    Was definitely looking for repair options vs. $199 for a replacement. I've still got the switch and was able to stick it back on, but it'll definitely fall off again.

    Oh well, suffer through until it's upgrade time I guess.

  7. MEJHarrison macrumors 65816

    Feb 2, 2009
    That happened to me (mine wasn't jailbroken). Here's what I did:

    Step 1. CAREFULLY apply a drop of crazy glue and re-attach
    Step 2. Enjoy

    It's just a phone. I'll probably upgrade next year and pass it along to my son. It really wasn't worth the hassle of getting it replaced for something that a drop of glue fixed. And it still works perfectly.
  8. jake36wi41 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2006
    That's definitely option B for me. Just wanted to see if Anyone had any luck going through Apple before I made the attempt at the crazy glue solution...
  9. kAoTiX macrumors 6502


    Oct 14, 2008
    Midlands, UK
    Restore as a new iPhone and take it to a genius. Worth a try to see if they'll replace it outside of your warranty anyway. What are you gonna lose?

    Failing that, replace it yourself. Very easy process if you can carefully open it without tearing any ribbon cables. The switch itself will cost a few £/$ and will take roughly 10 mins to fit.
    Just be warned that you could damage your device further doing this if you're not careful.

    Good luck.
  10. afireintonto macrumors 6502a


    Jul 22, 2008
    dude crazy glue will work perfectly fine! my vibrate/sound switch feel off about 5 months ago, i repaired it with (drumroll please) black finger nail polish that i found around the house. i have the black 3g so i wasn't worried about colors ***** up or anything. it has worked perfectly since then. im quite surprised actually.

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