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    Unhappy Can't turn my phone on!!
    As some of you may have read, my power button is busted. So to turn my phone on i plug it in. Yesterday night, i turned it off while it was charging. So this morning i go to turn it on and nothing happens. I've tried plugging it into the wall charger and the computer but nothing. Ideas anyone?

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    when its connected to power and its off it should aotmaticly boot up i think your phone is busted
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    Quote Originally Posted by heath_rox View Post
    when its connected to power and its off it should aotmaticly boot up i think your phone is busted
    I know, but it was working perfectly fine until i turned it off while it was charging. That was the first time i've done that since the power button stopped working. Can you, or anyone else try turning it off while it's charging and then plug it in and see if it turns back on, or if you have to turn it on via the power button. Anyway tomorrow i'm taking it to get repaired, i'm just hoping the problem isn't with the motherboard or the battery.

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    Hold down both the POWER button and the HOME button for 20 seconds. This will force cycle the phone.

    If its working, it will come back on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjr View Post
    Hold down both the POWER button and the HOME button for 20 seconds. This will force cycle the phone.

    If its working, it will come back on.
    My power button doesn't work....

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    ^Oh, ummm.....yeah there's no way to turn it on without the power button.

    Take it to Apple, as long as its still under warranty and there is no water damage or physical damage to the phone, they should replace it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjr View Post
    ^Oh, ummm.....yeah there's no way to turn it on without the power button.

    Take it to Apple, as long as its still under warranty and there is no water damage or physical damage to the phone, they should replace it.
    Does it matter if i have a sales receipt? I bought it through eBay, but i know for a fact that it's still under warranty.

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    ^They go by the serial # on the back. To check warranty eligibility. You can also check here if you want:

    Redirect for Online Service Assistant

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjr View Post
    ^They go by the serial # on the back. To check warranty eligibility. You can also check here if you want:

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    Serial #: 87805HB----
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    Limited Warranty

    So i should be good right? Since they can't turn it on, the fact that i'm jailbroken/unlocked shouldn't be a problem.

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    Well, if you dont have an active AT&T simcard in it.....you are probably out of luck. You can try though, you may get someone really nice.

    And they "might" just be able to get it on, who knows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjr View Post
    Well, if you dont have an active AT&T simcard in it.....you are probably out of luck. You can try though, you may get someone really nice.

    And they "might" just be able to get it on, who knows.
    Well i just read the warranty and it makes no mention of at&t for it to be serviced or for the warranty to be valid, so i'll hope for the best.

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    You are correct... warranty is NOT contingent upon activation. They will try and ask you for your AT&T phone number and say they can't help you and that's when you tell then you read the warranty and ask then to show you where it says you have to be activated.

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    I usually use the mic. and give em an old go-phone number and it always works for me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrictlyBusiness View Post
    I usually use the mic. and give em an old go-phone number and it always works for me...
    What do you mean you use the mic? And i dont have a go-phone number, i'm just gonna hope i dont get an a**hole. My appointment at the store is at 1:50 EST, so hopefully you can respond by then

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lace View Post
    What do you mean you use the mic? And i dont have a go-phone number, i'm just gonna hope i dont get an a**hole. My appointment at the store is at 1:50 EST, so hopefully you can respond by then

    Dude, just use the mic! Problem solved.

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    LOL I meant the microwave I just nuke em and get a fresh one every once and a while nice to see a fresh screen and a nice steel back with no scratches

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