It is sort of embarrassing to admit it but a lot of us have experienced the toilet bowl blues when we have inadvertently dropped our precious cell phones into the white throne. It’s not a very pretty site and fishing the thing out isn’t the most fun thing to do either. It’s estimated that about 100,000 cell phones take a dive into the H20 every year by bowl, pool, or sink.
Urban legends say that all you need to do to get your phone dried out, is to try to disassemble it as much as possible, stick the parts into a bowl of rice (uncooked, of course), wait a couple of days, and, voila, your phone should be dry and working...maybe.
This advice rarely works, as it turns out, and most people just opt to buy another phone. But wait, what if we told you that you could dry out your phone and have it running like new again for about 20 bucks? If you’re interested, read on... More...
It was way back in late 2006 (can we say that for 2006? It seems like a long time ago) when our founder Brett Mosley who was then just a 24 year-old working in finance, broke his iPod More...
Have you ever run into this problem? You go to trade in for a new cell phone and the carrier rep tells you your current cell phone is water damaged. You know you haven't dropped it in the toilet, so what gives? More...
Just when you thought that all the design flaws of the iPhone 4 were taking care of with the bumper program, which fixed the issue of dropped calls due to a questionable position of the antenna, the iPhone engineering team has uncovered what could be another major design flaw that could lead to another wave of very, very unhappy Apple customers (which we're sure Apple is just THRILLED about). The iPhone engineers have discovered that non-bumper cases that slide onto iPhone 4s can cause scratching when dust and other particles get in between the case and the body of the phone. These scratches can grow quickly over time, and eventually lead to full on cracking in the glass. There was already some grumblings about the glass back of the iPhone 4, and with this, it's certain there will be plenty more.
This isn't something that Apple is going to just let happen, however. They banned all third-party cases from all their Apple Stores up until this week, and the Apple team has created a test program just to research this problem. While Apple is taking precautions to not have non-bumper cases sold in their stores, the fact of the matter is that there are plenty of other avenues for these cases to be bought, which means that the potential for cracked glass iPhone 4's is still very high. With all of these problems, we think it's safe to say that whenever Apple releases the new iPhone (for Verizon perhaps??) there will be plenty of design changes.
If you become one of the unlucky few to have this issue happen with your iPhone 4, don't fret, BuyMyTronics is here for you. Come visit us and sell your broken iPhone 4 for top dollar!
[Image and information used from Gizmodo.]
... And now, the exciting conclusion of: Diagnosing Broken iPhones, part 2 of 2!
I last left you in suspense after covering half of the broken issues that we list on our site when you sell us your broken iPhones, and now I will explain what the other half mean. After the jump you'll find out about:
Broken Battery, Power Issues or Dead
Speaker or Earphone Broken
Multiple things wrong
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A lot of people who sell their iPhones to BuyMyTronics.com want to get the most bang for their buck! Most iPhones that we get are working, and that ensures their maximum value, but the worst thing that could happen is when we get a seemingly working iPhone that the water damage sensor has been tripped. We never like having to give out less money than we have to, and after reading this guide you’ll be a pro at making sure your iPhone is properly diagnosed before sending it to us!
Last time, we walked you through a handful of different symptoms that can affect your used Apple iPod. Let’s take a look at the rest of the symptoms that can cause your iPod to kick the bucket.
As with any electronic, a lot of things can go wrong with your iPod. We’re going to take the time to help you figure out what’s up with your Apple iPod based on its symptoms.