Volume rocker fallen off. Need guide.

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  1. DryEyez macrumors 6502

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    My iPhone 3gs has recently had it's volume rocker 'fall out', I don't have the actual bit of it anymore, I was just going to buy a replacement off ebay. I have been looking online, maybe my search skills suck, but I was unable to fine a definitive guide to replacing the volume rockers and if it is just that easy or whether it requires something more complex....Help appreciated :eek:
     
  2. DryEyez thread starter macrumors 6502

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  3. Intell macrumors P6

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    Apple will not do this for you. If anything, they'll give you a refurbished iPhone. Apple Stores don't repair stuff like this.
     
  4. DryEyez thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok interesting, so they won't repair the volume rocker. They'll give me a refurbished phone? for free? exchange? part ex and money?

    And does the phone need to be in warranty?

    I've not heard of that before.
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

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    If the iPhone is still under warranty or AppleCare, they'll replace it for free. If not, they'll charge you for it.
     
  6. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    When they said "give", he did not mean free. Go and see them, you might be surprised!:)
     
  7. malevolant macrumors 6502

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    "fall out" ???

    Did you drop it, was it just normal use and all of a sudden it fell out? If it was the latter you should be able to get a free replacement phone. If you dropped the phone which led to the damage, you're SOL.
     
  8. Intell macrumors P6

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    There have been reports of the volume rocker button falling out and becoming unglued in the 3G and 3Gs models.
     
  9. DryEyez thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No I didn't drop it. It literally just fell out, not sure if it is a common thing. I will ring up apple tomorrow then and have a chat see what they say over the phone first as it's a good 4 hour round trip to my nearest Apple store. Wish me luck anyway. If anyone else has had this problem then please reply to this, thanks. Any other advice also welcome....:eek:
     

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