1. bballgd111's Avatar
    Having numerous failed attempts to get a replacement iPhone from Apple for my touch screen problem, i need to do things the hard way. 1/2 inch from the bottom, my touch screen does not work anymore. I restored and brought it to Apple, who could not see anything wrong with it because as an unactivated phone. As an unactivated phone, the affected 1/2 inch strip at the bottom is not used at all by any buttons. I even tried activating it (DVD John's method) and bringing it to the Apple store, who in return told me that they cannot help me because in order to help me, they must do a restore, which will leave my phone again at the activation screen. They will not be able to tell if the problem exists at this screen, so they advised me to activate it with ATT. I will not do this.

    How can i make my iPhone permanently inoperable so i can get it repaired? Can this be done by means of unplugging the iPhone during a restore? I even heard microwaving it will do the trick. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    2007-10-05 09:18 PM
  2. Donald.Brown01's Avatar
    10 story building should do the trick!
    2007-10-05 09:23 PM
  3. aziatiklover's Avatar
    water might help
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    2007-10-05 09:28 PM
  4. ThinkandDrive's Avatar
    Without your IMEI or iPhone serial number (not sure which) being associated with an active AT&T account, you're pretty much out of luck as far as any help from Apple or AT&T are concerned.

    They don't want to help anyone who hasn't activated correctly.
    2007-10-05 09:30 PM
  5. bballgd111's Avatar
    Really? Has anyone here gotten support for an iPhone not activated by AT&T? This sucks!
    2007-10-05 09:34 PM
  6. jedinight's Avatar
    microwave ..it works ..
    2007-10-05 09:36 PM
  7. aziatiklover's Avatar
    Really? Has anyone here gotten support for an iPhone not activated by AT&T? This sucks!
    my friend did but he is an att costumer and told them he didn't know how to activate it
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    2007-10-05 09:37 PM
  8. Jimbo's Avatar
    Sledgehammer?
    2007-10-05 10:05 PM
  9. Donald.Brown01's Avatar
    Will it blend? That is the question!
    2007-10-05 11:49 PM
  10. vdz415's Avatar
    microwave it for 2 seconds
    tell them you was at the beach while on vacation and the phone heated up in smoke..

    i had a girl go in the store and do it. and they replaced it for her for free.
    but for me the offered a 275 replacement ..
    i wonder why/////
    2007-10-06 12:13 AM
  11. Mookie469's Avatar
    microwave it for 2 seconds
    tell them you was at the beach while on vacation and the phone heated up in smoke..

    i had a girl go in the store and do it. and they replaced it for her for free.
    but for me the offered a 275 replacement ..
    i wonder why/////
    Probably is because you dont have boobs!!!
    2007-10-06 12:55 AM
  12. Cyrusx7's Avatar
    microwave it for 2 seconds
    tell them you was at the beach while on vacation and the phone heated up in smoke..

    i had a girl go in the store and do it. and they replaced it for her for free.
    but for me the offered a 275 replacement ..
    i wonder why/////
    Probably is because you dont have boobs!!!
    LOL!!

    We demand pics of the said girl
    2007-10-06 02:20 AM
  13. troopera52's Avatar
    if its under warranty want they just give you a new one, i mean once you nuked it they cant turn it on and look at anything on it cause you killed it. just tell em you dont know what happened to. vola new iphone
    2007-10-06 04:49 AM
  14. aziatiklover's Avatar
    I heard boobsssssssssssssssss where where? lol
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    2007-10-06 04:54 AM
  15. barger67's Avatar
    a Big Set Of Boobies
    2007-10-06 03:31 PM
  16. one1's Avatar
    I would do it in a way that offers more ability to revert if you get the cold shoulder from apple.
    2007-10-06 07:08 PM
  17. s2k's Avatar
    boobs?
    2007-10-07 04:56 AM
  18. Digital Oxygen's Avatar
    Send it my way, I'll kill it for you... and then some.

    Now, granted, Apple might not exchange it for you, but what the hell. It's worth a try.
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    2007-10-07 05:02 AM
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