1. lonbeehold's Avatar
    My kids are using an old iPhone 3G as an Ipod touch. Until recently, we were able to tap into WiFi for App Store purchases and updates. I brought it into Apple today-they did a diagnostic and said the water sensor is tripped and that could be the reason for the non-connection. They tried, unsuccessfully, to get into the Apple store WiFi. A soft reset in the store did not help, either. They suggested doing a factory restore and upgrading to 4.1. I did both-still no Wifi. Also, I couldn't get the phone out of the plug into ITunes screen of death until I installed my own SIM card. Is that normal after a restore? Any advice/thoughts would be appreciated.
    10-10-2010 08:11 PM
  2. ghostface147's Avatar
    Sounds like you have a bum phone. Sorry.
    10-10-2010 08:47 PM
  3. jerrydavid's Avatar
    the wifi/bluetooth radio chip was broken.
    10-10-2010 08:51 PM
  4. swooshme's Avatar
    Yes. The Need for a valid AT&T sim card is normal after doing a factory restore.
    10-10-2010 09:56 PM
  5. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    did your kids drop the phone or do something to it to make it malfunction?
    10-10-2010 10:52 PM
  6. Jay Prince's Avatar
    Sorry to hear that!
    10-10-2010 11:47 PM
  7. lonbeehold's Avatar
    did your kids drop the phone or do something to it to make it malfunction?
    Not that I'm aware of (or that they admit to, lol).
    10-11-2010 12:10 AM
  8. lonbeehold's Avatar
    Thanks, all. I think we're just stuck updating and app syncing via the Mac. A search led me to a few other forums where people had this problem on their iPhone 3G -WiFi connection just stopped happening for no apparent reason.
    10-11-2010 12:13 AM
  9. uslsbmx's Avatar
    Keep taking it back to apple till somebody replaces it! They replaced mine with thae same problem and i also had a tripped water sensor.
    10-11-2010 09:22 PM
  10. lonbeehold's Avatar
    Keep taking it back to apple till somebody replaces it! They replaced mine with thae same problem and i also had a tripped water sensor.
    How old was your phone? We're way out of warranty, so I don't think replacement by Apple is option. BUT, just as mysteriously as it stopped working, it starting finding and connecting to WiFi again tonight. We'll see how long that lasts-so far, it's held long enough to buy a game, download an e-reader app, sync books and do a Safari search of Christopher Columbus
    10-11-2010 11:11 PM
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