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Old Jan 15, 2013, 08:24 PM   #1
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Is this iPhone salvageable?

Hi I have an iPhone that I dropped and completely shattered so much that the LCD internals are showing, it still works perfect though, in just curious as to whether these types of damages are usually repairable, also can you tell me how to go about fixing it? Is there anyway apple would replace it out of warranty? Thanks
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 09:12 PM   #2
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Every part is replaceable on iPhones. Depending on which model you have, the parts cost & difficulty will vary. Apple will replace out of warranty devices for a fee. It also varies depending on which model you have.

I repair iPhones for a local shop. If you need some advice or a hand, feel free to PM.
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 09:14 PM   #3
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Hi I have an iPhone that I dropped and completely shattered so much that the LCD internals are showing, it still works perfect though, in just curious as to whether these types of damages are usually repairable, also can you tell me how to go about fixing it? Is there anyway apple would replace it out of warranty? Thanks
Yes apple will replace it OOW. The phone determines the price. IMHO this is the best way to go because with that impact it may have affected other things that may fail sooner now. You get a "new" phone with OOW replacement so I'd go that route.
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 03:53 PM   #4
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Yes apple will replace it OOW. The phone determines the price. IMHO this is the best way to go because with that impact it may have affected other things that may fail sooner now. You get a "new" phone with OOW replacement so I'd go that route.
do you know what the price would be for a iPhone 3GS
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 06:54 AM   #5
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not worth going to apple for a 3gs, just buy a good 2nd hand one off ebay and then sell your broke one for parts

or do a screen replacement on yours if you can and thats all thats broke
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 07:48 AM   #6
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do you know what the price would be for a iPhone 3GS
Take it in and they will replace it with a 4 if they don't have any 3gs's. $99 for 3gs, $149 for i4.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 07:51 AM   #7
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Unrelated but do you know if they'll sell me a $189 replacement 4S that had been water damaged?

Anyways, I'd reccomend getting a new glass for the 3G. They're only ~$40 and are easy as all get out to replace.
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Unrelated but do you know if they'll sell me a $189 replacement 4S that had been water damaged?

Anyways, I'd reccomend getting a new glass for the 3G. They're only ~$40 and are easy as all get out to replace.
They can replace a water damaged 4S, yes.
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They can replace a water damaged 4S, yes.
Awesome, thank you.
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