STRANGE WIFI Behavior

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by product26, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. product26 macrumors 6502a

    product26

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    The wifi on my original iphone has began flaking out... oddly enough while warming up in front of a space heater I found that the wifi works perfectly when the phone is warm... but not at all when cold, and flaky when slightly warm (like fresh out of my pocket).

    what in the world is going on??!! luckily this thing is still under applecare. What are the chances that I will get a 3g replacement? I have restored the phone (without restoring a backup) with no luck... still functions in every way other than flaky wifi.
     
  2. Benjic macrumors regular

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    I'd say leave it somewhere very hot overnight, like in a ziplock bag on your heater, the wifi chip needs to be hot to work, or it wont work, last resort, nuke it for like 4 or 5 seconds.
     
  3. product26 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    product26

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    Applecare FTW! Called in on monday, got a shipping box & shipped the phone out tuesday morning, wednesday i get an email saying that my phone is being shipped back, I look at the repair status and see "product replaced". Thursday I get a brand new iphone. they must have a surplus of the old phones or something.
     
  4. Geniusdog254 macrumors regular

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    They still manufacture the iPhone 2G. They just dont sell it and it is in small quantities. Do you really think they will hand you a 3G after you bought the 2G?
     
  5. product26 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    product26

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    been reported to have happened at apple stores.
     

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