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Old Jan 3, 2013, 04:16 PM   #1
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Dropped iPhone

I accidentally dropped my iPhone into a chest full of diamonds and now it is really scratched but not broken. How do I fix this for cheap? I can't afford a new phone and using it with all these scratches is not any good.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 04:22 PM   #2
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I have no help but that is one of the worst 1st world problems I have ever heard. Good luck
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 04:23 PM   #3
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you are very poor
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 04:24 PM   #4
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I have no help but that is one of the worst 1st world problems I have ever heard. Good luck
Not to mention, the iPhone was dropped into a "chest full of diamonds."
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 04:25 PM   #5
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Have it replaced with your chest full of gold.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 04:31 PM   #6
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I just called them and they said it costs $150 without Apple Care +
That's basically the price of a new phone. What do I do? What if I put the iPhone in this -
http://www.brookstone.com/cd-and-dvd...leaning-system

I have used that before to fix DVD scratches and it worked alright.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 04:33 PM   #7
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I just called them and they said it costs $150 without Apple Care +
That's basically the price of a new phone. What do I do?
Sounds like you need to spend $150?

And DVDs are plastic. I highly doubt this would do anything other than further scratch your screen.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 04:34 PM   #8
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I just called them and they said it costs $150 without Apple Care +
That's basically the price of a new phone. What do I do? What if I put the iPhone in this -
http://www.brookstone.com/cd-and-dvd...leaning-system

I have used that before to fix DVD scratches and it worked alright.
New iPhone is ~$700.

They are cutting you a serious deal on YOUR **** up. Be thankful.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 04:35 PM   #9
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Nice troll. Made me larf
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 04:42 PM   #10
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Sounds like you need to spend $150?

And DVDs are plastic. I highly doubt this would do anything other than further scratch your screen.
Has anyone had success with putting on after market screens from those parts websites? Like this - http://www.repairsuniverse.com/apple...placement.htmlI might do that.

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New iPhone is ~$700.

They are cutting you a serious deal on YOUR **** up. Be thankful.
They just say $700 to scare you into thinking $200+ is cheap.

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Nice troll. Made me larf
I'm serious, I work at a jewelry store
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 04:51 PM   #11
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They just say $700 to scare you into thinking $200+ is cheap.
No. If you go to an Apple Store and say, I would like to buy a 16GB iPhone 5 with no contract, they will say, "Ok, that will be $650 plus tax."

That is the price. They are not trying to scare anyone.

It only costs $199 as a new customer because the carrier paid a $450 subsidy in exchange for you signing a 2 year contract.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 04:53 PM   #12
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My sister owns a jewelry store and doesn't have "chests full of diamonds" that anything could fall into.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 04:57 PM   #13
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Lmao @ chest full of diamonds. Creative.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 05:02 PM   #14
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OP made me lol. At least he's staying true to his story.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 05:12 PM   #15
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I'm gonna go to the Apple Store tomorrow and try this excuse out.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 05:26 PM   #16
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No. If you go to an Apple Store and say, I would like to buy a 16GB iPhone 5 with no contract, they will say, "Ok, that will be $650 plus tax."

That is the price. They are not trying to scare anyone.

It only costs $199 as a new customer because the carrier paid a $450 subsidy in exchange for you signing a 2 year contract.
I can get an entire Mac Mini with 500GB storage for $600 but a 16GB iPhone costs more?
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 05:29 PM   #17
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Psssshhhh... when the boss is not looking!
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 05:31 PM   #18
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I can get an entire Mac Mini with 500GB storage for $600 but a 16GB iPhone costs more?
So just carry a mini around in your pocket Size and weight are HUGE cost factors for mobile devices.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 05:34 PM   #19
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You weren't carrying any binders full of women when you dropped it were you?
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 05:37 PM   #20
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Lame troll is lame. Don't feed it.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 06:23 PM   #21
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I can get an entire Mac Mini with 500GB storage for $600 but a 16GB iPhone costs more?
Are you forgetting about demand? iPhones are one of the most sought after products in the world.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 06:58 PM   #22
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Why do people do this? I mean is it fun to do this? Do they really have nothing better to do than do this? I guess I have nothing better to do than reply. lol.

Feeding Troll: You'd have to drop it pretty hard into your chest of diamonds I imagine for it to do a lot of damage... Having actually known a jeweler and seen his workshop, most diamonds are in small ziplock baggies secured away in locked drawers. Chest full of diamonds my ***. lol.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 07:08 PM   #23
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Pics of treasure chest or walk the plank.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 09:33 PM   #24
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Pics of treasure chest or walk the plank.
For the win. \o/

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Old Jan 3, 2013, 09:38 PM   #25
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