1. astaf's Avatar
    Hey guys,

    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 03:29 PM
  2. anon(4697585)'s Avatar
    Thank for the video... was really helpful.

    This unfortunately happened to my brother..... your Wi-Fi is fried! You need a replacement

    12-07-2010 03:59 PM
  3. astaf's Avatar
    Sorry for the delay,

    I'm sorry that this also happened to your bro. So what did you do about it?

    Thanks for the interest.
    12-11-2010 04:05 PM
  4. anon(4697585)'s Avatar
    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 06:04 PM
  5. Entrical's Avatar
    Happened to my brothers 3G. They ended up swapping his phone out! Hope you got it taken care of!
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    12-11-2010 09:36 PM
  6. astaf's Avatar
    Thanks for the replies,

    Swapping won't work for me because the phone is already out of warranty. So you think any iphone store would be able to fix it?
    12-12-2010 06:59 AM
  7. anon(4697585)'s Avatar
    Yeah it's fixable but it's gonna cost you. In the UK it's about 150 in Apple which is around $230 (i think)
    12-12-2010 09:09 AM
  8. astaf's Avatar
    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 05:28 PM
  9. pizzafootbal's Avatar
    If Apple doesn't fix, there are some other sites that fix
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    12-12-2010 10:35 PM
  10. anon(4697585)'s Avatar
    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
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    12-13-2010 09:47 AM
  11. astaf's Avatar
    :-( I guess no easy way out of this.

    thnks dpscott, pizzafootball and entrical.
    12-13-2010 05:13 PM