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kgarchar
Sep 26, 2007, 11:54 PM
So I dropped my iPhone awhile back, and it's just annoying to me now. It works fine for the most part, but the volume up button was smashed or something, so it doesn't "click" when you press it, it's just like a light touch and it turns the volume up. its been getting annoying when it's bumped in my pocket and it turnes the music up all the way, and it tends to turn up randomly. I'm not sure how hard it would be to fix, but I'd like to just replace it if I could. Along with that, the silence switch is really hard to switch back and forth (you need to catch your nail on it or it won't go, but it still goes back and forth)

Aside from that, the screen is flawless (has had a powersupport film on it all of it's life (literally took it right out of the box and put the film on). the only damage is on the left side, and is pictured below

http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/4018/img1927qz8.jpg

To Mods: Please allow a discussion on how hard it would be to fix or how much I could get for it, I know you guys have been trying to cut back on the BS that has been posted lately

I'd like to get an idea on what I could get for this, I'd be willing to let it go for like $300 maybe? I'd also like some input on how hard you guys think it'd be to fix it.

If Apple decides not to fix it tomorrow, I'll more than likely be putting it up FS.

Thanks!

tsvb
Sep 27, 2007, 07:20 AM
Honestly I would think $300 might be asking a little much. You can purchase a fully functional refurb from Apple for $349.

Have you brought this into Apple to see what they could do for you?

xfiftyfour
Sep 27, 2007, 07:29 AM
I think you might be better off on eBay with something like this. It always amazes me how much "broken" or "as is" products go for.

Unfortunately, here, people will see the refurb prices (which WE know come like new - fortunately many eBayers will only compare the price of yours to the price of a new one) and probably won't go much above 200-250. $300 on here is asking way too much, IMO.

Squonk
Sep 27, 2007, 07:48 AM
$300 is too much. I agree, take it for a spin on eBay and see what you can get for it. I doubt that Apple will do anything for you, but you never know. Start with :apple: and let us know what happens....

phungy
Sep 27, 2007, 07:50 AM
Maybe even try unlocking it? then sell it on eBay. I'm sure you'll get ~$400.

jonnylink
Sep 27, 2007, 08:27 AM
I have to agree, if it is damaged in a way that affects its use it is worth $250 at best. But I can see you *maybe* finding someone willing to pay more elsewhere.

As for repairs, it looks like those parts are all connected to the front display assembly (http://www.ifixit.com/iPhone-Parts/iPhone-Display-Assembly/IF105-012), so unless you can find a super cheap parts iPhone it'll cost about $150 to repair. It might be worth it for you since it is cheaper than buying a new iPhone, but clearly at your price and the cost of replacement parts it would be more expensive than a new iPhone for anyone else.

Good luck with whatever route you take.




Something to consider: when you are selling something used and damaged for only $100 less than a new one and only $50 less than a perfect refurbed one you might want to avoid phrases like "let it go" because that implies a bargain which this clearly isn't (sorry:o). In fact it should almost always be avoided because it makes it sound like you are doing the buyer the favor by selling it to her, when it is almost always the other way around.

tsvb
Sep 27, 2007, 08:49 AM
Another option:

Go here and purchase a replacement backing

http://cnn.cn/shop/apple-iphone-c-256_374.html?osCsid=5a79d61a95a320ef2a31165bca6f383b

Then read this thread

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=334748

:)

tribeka75020
Sep 27, 2007, 09:35 AM
Hi i can give you 250$ +shipping to france
let me know about it
Sébastien

Cybergypsy
Sep 27, 2007, 01:36 PM
Good offer above^^^^^

jonnylink
Sep 27, 2007, 01:51 PM
Another option:

Go here and purchase a replacement backing

http://cnn.cn/shop/apple-iphone-c-256_374.html?osCsid=5a79d61a95a320ef2a31165bca6f383b

Then read this thread

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=334748

:)
Except that, judging from the description, the phone has damage to its components. The housing is just a cosmetic fix, the core issues will remain.

kgarchar
Sep 27, 2007, 06:52 PM
well, ended up getting a replacement from apple, so you can lock/delete this thread. Thanks for the input though!


PS. If you're getting something replaced that you broke, ask an attractive young girl to go in.