WAAAA!!! Got given an iphone and screwed it within 24 hours

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  1. gakman

    gakman New Member

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    Dammmmmmm, Im sooo annoyed right now.

    My mate just got a new 3g so gave me his iphone 2g as a handmedown.

    The dock connector is completely shot and wont connect to a pc at all, it just barely charges off the wall socket.

    Therefore I am stuck on 2.2.1!

    I was managing to live with all of this untill I decided to try and install the 2g mms hack from cydia, and I'm now in an apple logo loop.

    Obviously if the dock connector worked i could just restore, but as far as I can see I've completely f***ed it and I'm gonna have to go back to my clumsy N95+ipod touch combo.

    Pleeeease help!!!

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    iZOMBii New Member

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    How can we help you if you cant even connect it to your computer?
    get the connector fixed and back.
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    Was hoping there may be some kind of SSH solution.

    P.s it's the connector on the actual phone thats broken.
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    Anyone??
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    replace the connector in the phone.
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    Yeah, just been looking that up, it's gonna be £60 which isn't too bad seeing as I got the phone for free i guess.
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    Probably wont work, but I would try vigorously swabbing the dock connector with 10-15 damp cotton swabs.

    Its worked in the past...
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    Cheers for the suggestion, I did give the dock a good 'toothbrushing' but to no avail.
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    Oh, well I wonder how much Apple will charge you to get it fixed...
    Are you planning on repairing it?
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    Hmmm, well its unlocked, jailbroken and stuck in a boot loop at the mo, so taking it to Apple wouldnt be the best of ideas, a third party company has quoted me £60 for the refit, I probably will go with it.
    Biggest joke is that I've found the part I need online for £10 but wouldn't have a hope in hell of switching it myself.
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    Usually the people who know how to fix it do it for cheap.

    Whenever I break my stuff, I look on CraigsList for repairs.
    Although, I would check it out, dont wanna get roped in to a scam.

    Extremely off-topic, but is CraigsList for the UK?

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