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3g mute button fell off

Discussion in 'Apple Hardware' started by ethan, 6 Oct 2009.

  1. ethan

    Soldato

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    Phone is over 12 months but I have only used the mute button three times! Does anybody know if I can take it in to an apple shop and they could offically glue it on or whatever they do with it?
     
  2. Spuds

    Hitman

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    Mine did that a while ago, the way its designed its quite easy for it to catch on things in your pocket. A careful application of some superglue did the trick though.
     
  3. PardonTheWait

    Capodecina

    Joined: 26 Aug 2003

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    If you're close to one, go in and have a whinge they'll probably do it.
     
  4. ca9phoenix

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    when mine fell off i took it to the o2 store and they replaced the whole phone :o

    however it wasn't yet 12 months old
     
  5. ethan

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    I tried the superglue and that, unfortunately, made it worse as the button-being tiny, is extremely fiddly to fit and the glue is messy. Can't get the button to fit properly now as a result.
     
  6. PardonTheWait

    Capodecina

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    Put it in boiling water, that'll get the glue off.
     
  7. ethan

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    Just been looking at the spare part for it and that would cost about £5.00 if it doesn't clean up. Just wondering whether it is worth my effort as I'm probably going to get rid of it as my contract ends shortly. was hoping for £200 in its present state if O2 don't give me an unlock code. Also trying to find a comparable alternative.
     
  8. RobH

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    O2 can't give you an unlock code as Apple didn't provide any way of unlocking with a code. That is why it has been so difficult to get them unlocked.
     
  9. feriso

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    Joined: 30 Dec 2004

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    Location: Stoke-on-Trent

    Unlocking is possible via iTunes but not in the UK, iirc theres a thread with a link to someone who's done just that.