Will apple still repair iPhone 2G? help please!

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  1. MacOSXuser macrumors regular

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    I've got my beloved iPhone 2G for 5 years already and I still love it so much despite the lack of features. But the wifi died of me yesterday, I want know if I can bring it to apple store and get it fixed? i assume it will be a direct replacement of a fee as it is out of warranty, I dont mind paying for it.

    the problem i have is that my phone was never activated on the ATT network, I jailbroke it and used it on another carrier. Will they still fix it like this?
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You might have to restore it and bring it in so they dont see cydia or other JB hacks.
    I think its $149 for the replacement fee and if they dont have any in stock they will order one for you.
     
  3. Ricky Smith macrumors regular

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    Why not call the apple store near you and ask?
     
  4. braddick macrumors 68040

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    A fix at Apple is a refurbished replacement at $149.00.
    (A battery fix/replacement is an exchange for yours for a refurbished + $69. expense.)
     
  5. MacOSXuser thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks guys! very helpful! $149 is very good!

    apple store is closed right now thats why I asked on here lol!!

    but i'll call them to make sure they have stock first as I am coming from Canada!
     
  6. dtbratt macrumors 6502

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    Would they even stock the original iPhone anymore?

    Let us know how you make out!
     
  7. reclusive46 macrumors 65816

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    I doubt they'd have stock. Will have to get one ordered in.
     
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  9. MacOSXuser thread starter macrumors regular

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    iPhone 2G replacement

    sorry folks another thread for the old 2G. I am going to the apple store tomorrow to get my wifi fixed, it longer works. I am assuming i will be given a replacement for a fee of $149.

    Because the phone was never activated on the ATT network, if I activate now will I kick start the warranty so I will have a full year?

    also because it is jailbroken, i would obviously have to restore it first before going to the store. Do I have to get a gophone sim to activate first or can I just leave it with a factory firmware but the phone will be locked they can't access the wifi menu?

    thanks
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yeah right:D
    Negative on the warranty, and yes restore it and bring it in.
    I dont think you need to show them the wifi issue since you're already paying the out of warranty fee.
     
  11. Ricky Smith macrumors regular

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    Why not find an unlocked 3G or 3GS you can probably find it for cheaper than the 2G
     
  12. MacOSXuser thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes... I am also batting whether to stick with 2G or buy a 4S or iPhone 5.

    The problem what I have is not the budget, I want to keep it unique and the less people who are using it, the better it is for me. Many people i have came across doesn't know which iPhone I was using and they are always curious to look at it. Almost everyone at my school has a 4S, and is so boring looking at others having the same phone.

    When the iPhone 5 comes out, the situation will be the same, everyone will be dying for one and then everyone at my school will soon have a 5.

    can anyone give me suggestion to my situation please?
     
  13. MacOSXuser thread starter macrumors regular

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    Btw, is there anyway i can keep the old one while i pay for a fee for a replacement model? because i had it for 5 years and i would really miss it.
     
  14. Pez555 macrumors 68000

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    shame that people go for looks rather than functionality!
     
  15. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No, you can't keep.
    They take it in order to get it refurbished.
     
  16. MacOSXuser thread starter macrumors regular

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    then is it possible to just swap the parts for wifi fix? I can buy an used iPhone for like $40-50 nowadays

    or could I go buy an used 40 dollar cracked screen iPhone 2g and go to genius bar and ask for a replacement ?
     
  17. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Up to you.
    You can buy another cracked iPhone and bring that in.
     
  18. AlphaVictor87 macrumors 6502a

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    not trying to be ignorant here, but are you talking about just the original iPhone?

    What is this 2G you speak of? From what i remember it went iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4s
     
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