iPhone 4 back from the dead error 2001

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  1. chris

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    Last year, my wife's iPhone had an issue with the microphone. Apple replaced it under warranty, but only a few months later the refurbished model failed and started kicking back a 2001 error. I made a genius bar appointment and it's safe to say that my experience was less than great. I've tried a number of times to bring it back to life, but no go. It would always fail to restore.

    Flash forward. Today I plug it into my Mac (same Mac used in the past) figuring maybe iOS 6.1.3 might have some magic in it. Once it got a charge, I got a message about a passcode. My ears perked up, since my personal iPhone doesn't have that. Sure enough, the iPhone 4 had come back to life. All the data still in tact and working without an issue. Never updated and it's completely functional.

    How's that for odd.
     
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  2. Hawk

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    That's very odd. I can say that those 30 pin connectors get fudgy if there is hair, dust, or lint in them- especially if a static charge is present


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  3. chris

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    Not sure if that explains the Apple Store having the same issue or does it? Maybe it does.

    I should also factor in that Apple found non-Apple sanctioned parts in the refurb they gave me.
     
  4. Hawk

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    Well if the connector in the phone has crap in it, yes.

    Weird that the refurb had non-Apple compliant parts... I mean, "they" do the repairs, don't they?


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