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    Default Fitting Skin Killed My iPhone - "This accessory is not made to work with iphone"

    I know what caused it, but I can't seem to find any info on how to fix it:

    I fitted a skin to my iPhone - the type that you have to wet & slide it onto the phone then wrap it round. Anyway I followed the instructions & did it with the phone powered off, but as I was squeezing the water out the phone suddenly turned itself on. I thought nothing much of it, turned it off & continued fitting the skin. anyway, now when I turn on the phone I get the message "This accessory is not made to work with iphone" - even though nothing is plugged in, so I guess that water got into the dock connector & shorted something out. I've dried the phone out, blown compressed air into the connector etc etc, but nothing makes a difference. The phone still works, but only through the headphones & these have to be unplugged & plugged in again every time the phone is switched on.

    Is there any way to make the iPhone work properly again, other than sending it in for repair/replacement (big pain in the ar*e, as I got it off ebay). I was hoping that someone may have made a hack for the firmware to prevent this error message occuring.

    Cheers,
    Chrisall.



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    Not sure if this will help at all but you might try checking the dock connector and headphone jack for debris or water damage. You never know but something could have dropped down in there or water could have messed with it..
    Hope this helps even a little.. If not Apple Customer Care is EXTREMELY helpful

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    Hmm, did you take the phone out of the skin? Probably the skin is covering the IR proximity sensor. This could end up in the iphone telling you that you used not approved accessory?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flintstone View Post
    Hmm, did you take the phone out of the skin? Probably the skin is covering the IR proximity sensor. This could end up in the iphone telling you that you used not approved accessory?
    I'm not too sure that's the problem, as it works fine when it's in the dock.

    Where about's on the phone is the sensor?

    Cheers,
    Chrisall.

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    A drop of water has got inside and caused this problem. It may take a month this drop gadually evaporates. I suggest don't use phone. Turn it off and leave it for a wee or so in a warm place. Water gradually will evaporate and will find it's way out but it takes time, maybe one or two weeks. After that turn it on and if still there is problem has got some hardware damage and has to go for repair. Be paitient and wait for a few weeks. If you use it it may cause more damage. You must have put more than enough water when you were installing the skin. Skin only should be wet just enough not to drip.

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    Did you ever fix this properly chrisall? I did exactly the same thing, leaving my iphone off for the next few days...

 

 

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