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Topic # 57818 25-Feb-2010 15:56
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Hi all,

My iPhone 3GS seems to have developed a hardware problem, possibly from being left in a very hot car. It wont boot, and cannot be restored.

Looking online, overseas people an take the phone into an Apple Store and if Apple cannot fix it they will replace it. Will Vodafone offer the same hassle free service even if I do not have a reciept?

Or would I be better off calling Apple and having the phone sent away?


Thanks for any help.

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  Reply # 302155 25-Feb-2010 16:00
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You need the receipt

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  Reply # 302161 25-Feb-2010 16:15
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I had a 3G iPhone purchased from the Vodafone online store replaced but as with almost anything like that you definitely need the receipt

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 302185 25-Feb-2010 16:47

If you've damaged the phone yourself then it's not a warranty issue I'm afraid... you can take it in store and ask them to have it assessed but yes, that requires sending it off to Apple. Vodafone doesn't do technical assessments of devices in store beyond basic trouble-shooting.

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  Reply # 302195 25-Feb-2010 17:10
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Umm.. Working Temperature of 3GS is 0 to 35C. It has NEVER in recorded history via the met service got this hot in New Zealand unless the Back of a car can get hotter than the ambiant temperature of air.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10556442

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  Reply # 302196 25-Feb-2010 17:12

I'm simply responding to the grandparent post which says it could be due to that.

I make no attempt to be a meteorologist (sp) but I have to say it does indeed get a lot hotter than 35C in a car.

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  Reply # 302201 25-Feb-2010 17:18
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LennonNZ: Umm.. Working Temperature of 3GS is 0 to 35C. It has NEVER in recorded history via the met service got this hot in New Zealand unless the Back of a car can get hotter than the ambiant temperature of air.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10556442


35 degree air temperature would probably equare to a good 60 degrees inside the car on a hot day if the car is left in the sun.



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  Reply # 302203 25-Feb-2010 17:22
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I just read up about it and yes (well the internet says it does) (I dunno how) it gets hotter inside a Car than outside the car...

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LennonNZ: Umm.. Working Temperature of 3GS is 0 to 35C. It has NEVER in recorded history via the met service got this hot in New Zealand unless the Back of a car can get hotter than the ambiant temperature of air.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10556442


What was the temp in the car it was left in?

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  Reply # 302211 25-Feb-2010 17:35
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  Reply # 302217 25-Feb-2010 17:48
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Did you buy it from VF? They should be able to print off a copy of your receipt from their database??

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  Reply # 302218 25-Feb-2010 17:49
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LennonNZ: I just read up about it and yes (well the internet says it does) (I dunno how) it gets hotter inside a Car than outside the car...


Simply physics really, the heat is unable to escape. It's the same principle as a glasshouse.

 

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  Reply # 302220 25-Feb-2010 17:57
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Thinking about it.. very true .. same as a glasshouse :-)



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  Reply # 302292 25-Feb-2010 20:09
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Thanks all.

Cars will most certainly get hotter than the outside air temperature! I though that was common sense! :p

I will try and contact Apple.

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