"this accessory is not meant to work with iPhone"

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by AlmostJosh, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. AlmostJosh macrumors 6502

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    this message keeps popping up! and after it asks if i want to turn on airplane mode. infact, my phone just did it again! in the middle of no where, when my phone is just sitting on my desk it gives me the message. and, if i just wait until the message goes away, the phones sound stops so i have to restart it. has this happened to anyone else?
     
  2. sergiuria macrumors 6502a

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    It happened to me, after my just gotten out of the pool sister sat on it, and continued doing that every couple of minutes for about two months
     
  3. one1 macrumors 65816

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  4. AlmostJosh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    is that sarcasm? because nothing has ever happened to my phone. i just occasionally drop it on my bed
     
  5. one1 macrumors 65816

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    He had moisture in his flex cable, it eventually went away. Yours won't, it's actually going bad. There are several small SMD's on the flex cable that fail.
     
  6. AlmostJosh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    will apple replace it?
     
  7. sergiuria macrumors 6502a

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    No, it's not sarcasm. And listen to that guy, he is an Electric Engineer :cool:
     
  8. AlmostJosh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    really? i couldnt tell
     
  9. one1 macrumors 65816

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    Are you under wty??????

    If not..... Good Luck
     
  10. leishan macrumors 6502

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    If Apple wont help you, you can probably find companies that offer repair services.
     
  11. AlmostJosh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    well i bought it in august 08... so yes? and its not jailbroken so i think i am
     
  12. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Did you buy it from Apple and get AppleCare (3 year warranty)?
     
  13. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    I get that message every once in a while when I plug my 3G into my Universal Dock. Does it really mean there's something wrong with my phone?
     
  14. Dr. Cabrera macrumors 65816

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  15. AlmostJosh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i bought from apple, no apple care
     
  16. jgunn macrumors regular

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    I get it on my china made dock I bought in Singapore. It still charges but won't recognise through itunes. I just ignore the message.
     
  17. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    Everything works when I plug my iPhone into my new Universal Dock (charges, syncs, etc.) but I get that message about 25% of the time. I was thinking maybe it really wasn't compatible, and that I should take it back and get the 3G dock. Is it worth the hassle?
     

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