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Happened with my 30GB iPod 5G, too. Will AT&T or Apple clear this out for free? I don't mind restoring my phone, but I don't want to do it if
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    Happened with my 30GB iPod 5G, too. Will AT&T or Apple clear this out for free? I don't mind restoring my phone, but I don't want to do it if neither will help (for free of course).
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    Apple will replace it AT&T wont

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    ^Or if you REALLY dont wanna go that route....its pretty easy to remove the screen and LCD and "clean" it

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    Broomhead, I got it from Best Buy (it was late, AT&T was closed, and I couldn't wait another day ). But just take it to an Apple Store and they'll replace it? Wait...you mean the whole phone? I don't want a new phone. I don't want to pay for my jailbreak apps again, and then a 3rd time when I get the new iPhone.

    cpjr, I don't want to go THAT route. lol Me and my dad removed the back of my sister's iPhone and that was a bad idea. Scratched and bent up the back a little, and still couldn't get the sleep/wake button fixed. I'd NEVER try that on my own 3G. I'd ball my eyes out if anything happened to it. DX
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    Apple won't mess with it, they will just give you a new one and send you on your way

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    r u sure apple will replace it? I also have dust under my screen but thought I'd just live with it!

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    Really? Well then I might just buy all my jailbreak apps again. Snapture, iRealSMS, AdBlock...wait. I think that's it. And that's less than $25 and for a new iPhone...8D
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    Quote Originally Posted by se23 View Post
    r u sure apple will replace it? I also have dust under my screen but thought I'd just live with it!
    Yes they will replace it

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    Really? Well then I might just buy all my jailbreak apps again. Snapture, iRealSMS, AdBlock...wait. I think that's it. And that's less than $25 and for a new iPhone...8D
    You could e-mail the devs of those apps and see if they will transfer your account. No promises, but worth a try
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    yes sir

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    Hey thanks Broomhead, 1 more thing. My iphone has operated like a dream since I first got it apart from winterboard issues. Im scared I might get a dud if i replace it. I know you cant make the decision but your input is helpful. I have 3 specs which u can notice and about 4 u have to look close to see. What would you do?

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    ^I'd swap it. I have swapped several iphones (for different reasons) and have never gotten a "dud". They were all great.

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    You have been thanked cpjr, I know ur the boss on these things, so I just turn up to apple store and they will look and replace? that easy?
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    ^Pretty much. Apple's about as cool as it comes with that stuff.

    Make sure you restore first....show up with a jailbroken phone and they wont be happy.

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    lol cool, its my day off 2moro so ill restore then go there. Thanks mate

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    ^Dunno how the Apple stores work over there.....but here you have to go online and make an appointment first....they dont really take "walk-ins".

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    ok i did here that, ill call them 2moro.

    Hi guys, cpjr, broomhead.

    I made the appointment online last night weds, and went into apple today thurs and they gave me a shiny new 3g, I am happy but for some reason I cant jailbreak the dam thing. i have tried latest version of quickpwn, fresh install of 2.2.1 then try qp again and nothing, I also tried custom fw in itunes and it also hangs. Ill keep searching around here im sure others had this problem. But lol which is worse dust or stock fw? looooooooooooool. Still thanks guys at least my phone is fresh as the old 1 had taken some licks lol
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    KK My 3G has SO MUCH dust under the screen. AND the silent/ring switch fell off (wtf??)

    could i get a free replacement?
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    well mine was easy, they checked for water damage and i only had a few specs of dust 3 visible and about 4 not so vis. Its worth a try, what do u have to lose!

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    Told yeah it would be easy

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    2 days after the release of the 3g i noticed 2 specs of dust under the screen, took it back and they ordered in a new one for me, said it would take up to 3 days to arrive, called next day with the replacement
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