Strangest way to fix an iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ert3, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. ert3 macrumors 6502a

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    I was working last night when i switched to my iPhones camera and all i got was a pink screen where i would normally see what i was going to take a picture of.

    I got angry and thought this is the result of those idiots i call friends dropping my phone.

    I smash it against the counter and then i get a pink and white view of the world through my phone.

    I got even more angry and then began to twist my phone (don't even ask why).

    the screen began to show color.

    I squeezed it then with force but not to much.

    Bam camera fixed.

    Some how i doubt thats how they teach their apple techs how to fix em.;)
     
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  4. marykay9507 macrumors 6502a

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    that's bizarre-- i heard a similar way to fix a previous gen iPod was to smack it on the side of a table-- got it working again for a little while at least!
     
  5. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    It's actually pretty shocking how a little blunt force can fix so many wrongs in the electronic world.
     
  6. domness macrumors 6502a

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    Haha, classic :p

    It's times like this when you think.. "right if I don't fix it, I'm going to have to get a replacement.." - although I don't think smashing against stuff and trying to twist the iPhone (LOL!) comes into the warrenty Haha.

    But anyway, well done! :D If it ever happens to me, I'll be sure to find this post once again and follow your instructions :p :apple:
     
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  8. Sean7512 macrumors 6502a

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    hahaha....Imagine walking into an Apple store and seeing a Genius just slamming some poor guy's iPhone on the counter and twisting it. Then when it works, he gives it back to the owner with some new dents in the aluminum casing. That would be funny to see :p
     
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  10. iTeen macrumors 65816

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    I tried slamming my old iPod nano into a sidewalk to get it to work.



    it broke:mad:.
     
  11. nhshah macrumors newbie

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    thats what i was thinking...
    but im pretty sure that there are few to none cables in there...

    short (unrelated)story:
    i was working in a computer repair store...
    had a lady come in with a dell laptop that was out of warranty for about 2 months....(of course it dies JUST outside of warranty)
    we called dell tech support jst for sh*ts and g*ggles to see if they would do
    anything or if she could purchase an extended warranty before we opened it
    and voided all of that chance...
    the problem was that it would start to start up...then around the Windows XP
    loading screen, it would rebooot, then it would be in an infinite reboot cycle...
    after 2 hours on hold with dell tech support (i think in 3 different countries), we finally got back to a warranty department....
    the guy used to be in a high tier tech support....
    he told us there is nothign he can do....
    he then lowered his voice and told me to place form my hands together
    as if i were about to give CPR and put the palm of my hand above the
    I,O,P,9,0.- area of the keyboard...and give it a good press...
    then i heard a pop...apparently that laptop is known for having the cpu pop
    out of the socket (apparently related to an overheating issue)


    i thought some1 might find that interesting...
     
  12. chr1s60 macrumors 68000

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    From time to time throwing my old Razr against the wall would make it work better. Electronics are weird like that.
     

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