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# 38507 30-Jul-2009 17:11
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I've had my iPhone 3G connected to my home network for the last couple months without any issues. Yesterday I noticed the icon had changed to 3G from Wi-Fi. It could see the network but kept saying it couldn't connect to it. I hadn't changed any settings either on the phone or the network, and no other networks are visible either.


A few minutes later it couldn't see the network at all and that's how it still is.


I've seen other posts on this around the place, and so far I have:


- turned Wi-Fi on and off
- reset the network settings
- reset the phone
- restored the phone
- tried to connect to the network manually
- reset my network and the Airport Express it connects to
- made it an insecure network
- turned Airplane mode on and off


Running OS3.0, and from reading around it seems 3.0 caused some problems with Wi-Fi but I updated when it was first released and haven't had a single problem until now.


It's not the network as my iMac connects to it without a problem.


Is there anything left for me to try or is the next thing to take it back to Vodafone?


UPDATE: Bluetooth has also stopped working, can't connect to my iMac either but from what I've read it seems like it's a package deal where wi-fi and Bluetooth both crap out.


Anyone know what the turnaround time is for getting the phone repaired/replaced?

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  # 240807 31-Jul-2009 04:41
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Can't really help you with the wifi but turn around for my replacement was four days. Took in Friday and received a call Monday morning.



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  # 240809 31-Jul-2009 06:32
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Was it a brand new one or a refurb?

 
 
 
 


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  # 240851 31-Jul-2009 09:21
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Could I just ask how old the phone was and was it bought in New Zealand?

Looking on Trademe I found a large number of auctions for "brand new iPhone - this is a warranty replacement but I've since bought a 3GS", which suggested to me a pretty high failure rate at 12 months!!

Is there any data to back up this anecdotal observation?

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  # 240990 31-Jul-2009 14:27
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corksta: Was it a brand new one or a refurb?


It was a week old, brand new from VF.

Warranty is 12 months and doesnt cover impact/water damage AFAIK.



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ahmad: Could I just ask how old the phone was and was it bought in New Zealand?

Looking on Trademe I found a large number of auctions for "brand new iPhone - this is a warranty replacement but I've since bought a 3GS", which suggested to me a pretty high failure rate at 12 months!!

Is there any data to back up this anecdotal observation?



I bought it from Vodafone in October last year.

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