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    Default Vibrate switch broke off...
    So my 3G no longer is covered under warranty, Apple probably wont replace the phone or replace the switch for free, right?

    How much do you think it will cost for a repair? Its annoying to have to use my nail all the time.

    Also, you think they will replace your back housing and bezel for a price or will they just not do it period? Wonder how much that would cost for an OEM replacement housing...

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    IDK by heart but you can call 1-800-APPLE and ask them there...

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    :/ i know how to call Apple I was just hoping to get some answers from people with experience so I wouldnt have to call and ask cuz usually you get mixed answers from different reps. I just wanted to know experiences by people who have some knowledge of this topic.

    I was gonna call and ask after getting some feedback from others so I had some knowledge of what I should be expecting.
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    Doubtful it will get replaced. Its something you broke and you are out of warranty. Might be worth a shot though you never know.
    Have they released the jailbreak in the app store yet?

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    Yeah I know, i was just wondering how much it would cost and if it is worth it to spend the money or just deal with it.

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    Hi, I tried to avoid even touching that switch on the 3G but they have to take the entire phone apart to repair/replace the switch and remove the ribbon to access that area. I would try to ask at the genuis bar.

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    Costs $199 for out of warranty repairs, regardless of what the repair is. Sucks...

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    Sell it and buy an iPhone 4.

    For $199.00
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    Umm no I'd rather not pay $175 extra for terminating with T-Mobile right now. Oh well, screw the switch.

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    I can replace the vibrate switch and also replace the housing and bezel...PM me.

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    i replaced mine, pretty simple to do. parts cost like $2 on ebay
    Last edited by fventura03; 07-17-2010 at 06:19 AM.

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    I know. I just am not ready to open up my phone and replace it mysekf cuz I know to get to the switch I essentially have to disassemble most of the phone first. Maybe one day Ill buy a broken iPhone and open it up to experiment with and try to fix. But until then Im sure someone will still buy an iPhone 3G even with a broken off switch :P

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    Like I said, i dont dare to open the phone myself. Im upgrading to the 4 in a couple months and just wanted to sell this phone in a better condition. I dont mind lowering my sale price cuz of the broken off switch, but im not gonna go spend $45 on it. Thanks for the info though.

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    Oh, we're talking about the phone's vibrator Totally on the wrong page when I read the title.

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    It is fairly easy to do yourself but I caused a camera problem putting it back together. I'm not sure if the camera became detached from the motherboard or what.

    If it is stuck on ring you could use a silent ringtone and silence the other options to achieve a "silent" mode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ih8 View Post
    It is fairly easy to do yourself but I caused a camera problem putting it back together. I'm not sure if the camera became detached from the motherboard or what.

    If it is stuck on ring you could use a silent ringtone and silence the other options to achieve a "silent" mode.
    Thanks but my switch isn't stuck or broken, the outer piece just came off. I wanted to replace it so it cosmetically looked better so I could sell my phone without that flaw. I'm not too upset by it, the switch works fine just missing the outer piece.

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