|Nov 4, 2012, 05:07 PM||#1|
Damaged iPhone - should I sell?
I have a damaged (cracked screen) iPhone 4 that I bought the replacement screen for, but broke a cable during the attempted replacement process. It still holds some value in parts (or completely working with a new cable) and as I am set to sell off some Apple equipment I would like to see what I can get for it.
Here is my dilemma. With the damaged cable, the phone will no longer turn on. This means I cannot wipe the phone clean. I went into iCloud and it is set to wipe clean upon Internet connect, but is that too risky if someone does decide to get it working again?
I confess to not having spent adequate time researching this issue more throughly due to time constraints, that is why I have turned to the numerous experts here. What should I do with this phone? I have the new screen, but should I just chuck the phone out?
I apologize if this question exists elsewhere, but again time constraints. Thank you all in advance.
|Nov 4, 2012, 05:16 PM||#3|
Only thing they will do is offer an out of warranty replacement for $150.
|Nov 4, 2012, 05:20 PM||#5|
|Nov 4, 2012, 08:21 PM||#6|
Thank you all so far for the advice. It was out of warranty when it was damaged and my wife was eligible for upgrade so we just did that. I have had many an Apple product apart from iMacs to Time Capsules, so I read up and gave it a try.
I couldn't help tinkering with it, as I was surprised it still functioned as normal aside from the screen (it was run over by her car - don't ask) being broke (glass only). I found a new screen dirt cheap and figured at the very least I could sell it for a few bucks at the time.
Well in the disassembly process I broke a cable that apparently gets a few (wish I had read that prior to attempting it ). Anyway, I am off topic.
I have no desire to have Apple do anything to it, I would just like to know if maybe there is some way to wipe it clean without power, but that doesn't seem likely. I may have to put some effort into it.
I should have stated that I have no interest in recovering the date, merely wiping it out.
|Nov 4, 2012, 08:24 PM||#7|
Various Apple Products
|Nov 4, 2012, 09:31 PM||#8|
I'll buy it depending on asking price anyway
But seriously yeah you could totally sell it, especially if it was unlocked.
Out Of Warranty Replacements: (North America)
iPads: Mini; $219. 4th gen; $299. 3rd gen; $299, 2nd gen; $249. 1st gen; $229
iPhones: 5S; $269. 5C; $269 5; $229. 4S; $199. 4, 3GS, 3G, 1st gen; $169.
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