Volume control button fell off iPhone 3G. Options?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by JPIndustrie, May 31, 2009.

  1. JPIndustrie macrumors 6502a

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    Hey all,

    I have an iPhone 3G, and the volume control fell off the phone. I usually keep the phone in my pocket, or on my desk, in my bag, or in my car's cup-holder. I haven't dropped the phone recently, and I literally just looked down and noticed it was gone.

    I don't drop the phone excessively, however I don't use a case and the phone's white, plastic back obviously has wear from almost a year of use. I do have a screen protector on it at least.

    I made an appt at the Genius bar for this week, what should I expect?
     
  2. aicul macrumors 6502a

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    Hopefully he will propose a free repair or exchange.

    I do know that the new earphones with volume control also work on iPhone 3G so that may be a solution (albeit a little expensive in my eye).
     
  3. jmann macrumors 604

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  4. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    You're still under AppleCare, they should replace it no problem.
     
  5. Phil A. Moderator

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    Which ones do you mean? The in-ear ones don't (at least the volume part doesn't)
     
  6. JPIndustrie thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I am still under warranty so I hope so. I dislike confrontation. :(
     
  7. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    You won't have confrontation unless there is noticable evidence that you have dropped the phone. If they find probable user neglect, they'll kick you and your volume-less iPhone out the door (metaphorically of course).
     
  8. JPIndustrie thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Haha. That's what I'm afraid of. The phone has the infamous cracks - but I thought all white iPhone's were affected by that?

    The cracks certainly appeared without a drop or blunt force, that's for sure.
     
  9. bjquach macrumors 6502

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    Don't worry. All their display iphones have cracks. If they say the cracks are a form of neglect, show them their own display iphones. Most of them have cracks near the charging port.

    They will swap it out. Heck, I just told them my power button was recessed and they swapped one out for me.
     

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