Odd Wi-Fi Problem
I recently purchased a second hand iPhone 3G. The wifi of the device is having this problem:
After turning on the wifi, the searching circle appears for a full turn and then dissappears for 10 seconds. This continues forever and finds no networks while there ARE wireless networks in the coverage.
I uploaded a video on YouTube.
Any ideas would be greatly appriciated.
- 12-07-2010, 02:59 PM #2
- 12-11-2010, 05:04 PM #4
tried everything and eventually had to go to Apple. They ran a behaviour scan tests and told me there was a hardware fault. Had it swapped out as was still in warranty.
I recommend you do that as it is very likely to be hardware related
- 12-11-2010, 08:36 PM #5
- 12-12-2010, 08:09 AM #7
so it isn't worth getting it officially fixed.
I've been looking around and found this:
iPhone 3G Network Connector Wifi antenna flex cable - eBay (item 140395757221 end time Dec-25-10 19:33:01 PST)
do you think this can fix my problem?
- 12-12-2010, 09:35 PM #9
- 12-13-2010, 08:47 AM #10
it may do, problem is it that its not easy to tell what exact part needs replacing. I would go to Apple if possible but as pizzafootball said, there are a few sites that will fix it for you... my guess is they will cost just as much and the work would be guarenteed.
iFixit has a good break down of how to get inside the phone though if you wanna take a crack at it yourself iPhone 3G Repair Manual - iFixit