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Old Oct 22, 2007, 11:02 AM   #1
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how much to replace glass screen?

Does anyone know how much it would cost to get my screen replaced on my iphone?

i fell on it this weekend and it shattered... im having horrible luck with my iphone first i lost it last weekend and got a new one on monday and now i get the screen shattered...

if i get it fixed do they just exchange it for a new one or do i have to wait til its fixed to have a phone?

hopefully it isnt too expensive... anyone with any experience in this?

thank you.

p.s. the phone still works... even with a shattered screen everything works... but it looks and feels horrible...
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Old Oct 22, 2007, 11:06 AM   #2
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sorry to hear that.
any pictures by chance to see how bad it is ?
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Old Oct 22, 2007, 11:09 AM   #3
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sorry to hear that.
any pictures by chance to see how bad it is ?
ill try to get a picture of it when i get home... its pretty bad... but seems to just be cosmetic...
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Old Oct 22, 2007, 11:43 AM   #4
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"Does anyone know how much it would cost to get my screen replaced on my iphone?"

I think its $249 to get the screen replaced.

"i fell on it this weekend and it shattered... im having horrible luck with my iphone first i lost it last weekend "

Been drinking a little on the weekends?
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Old Oct 22, 2007, 11:47 AM   #5
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wow, im so rough on my phones... but man, that takes the cake... did you fall on concrete? I cant really image a scenario outside of that which would cause these effects

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Old Oct 22, 2007, 12:07 PM   #6
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wow, im so rough on my phones... but man, that takes the cake... did you fall on concrete? I cant really image a scenario outside of that which would cause these effects

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yeah i was at a halloween party and had on a duff man costume and was wearing Big Boots



something like those (very not cool to be walking on) and i hit a pot hole (uneven concrete) and took a fall on my right side where my phone was at... this concrete was very rocky and broken apart...
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Old Oct 22, 2007, 12:13 PM   #7
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$399, the cost of a new iPhone.
(might as well replace it and frame the old one)
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As someone else said, it's $250 (for the 8GB, less for 4GB) and they send it off (probably to be scavenged for circuit boards), and then send back most likely a refurb phone.

The $250 applies to anything from "fixing" a broken button, to a burned up unit.

Basically, Apple is charging you the cost of the phone plus a little more. You're simply buying a replacement at below wholesale.

If you're really handy, places on the web sell the LCD/touch/glass combo for a little less.

If you're really cheap, places on the web explain replacing the glass with some plexiglass for about $5, assuming you're handy with a Dremel.
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Old Oct 22, 2007, 04:17 PM   #9
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If you are handy, you can get a screen here for $119.99 There is also a video on how to open it on the bottom of that link.

Sorry to hear about the broken screen, good luck with the replacement.

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Old Oct 22, 2007, 05:11 PM   #10
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Does anyone know how much it would cost to get my screen replaced on my iphone?

i fell on it this weekend and it shattered... im having horrible luck with my iphone first i lost it last weekend and got a new one on monday and now i get the screen shattered...

if i get it fixed do they just exchange it for a new one or do i have to wait til its fixed to have a phone?
Dont you have insurance?
It should come under accidental damage.
Did you purchase with a credit card, then you might be able to claim on the CC insurance?
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Old Oct 22, 2007, 05:42 PM   #11
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Dont you have insurance?
It should come under accidental damage.
Did you purchase with a credit card, then you might be able to claim on the CC insurance?
Good luck
purchased with a Debit/Mastercard from my credit union... no insurance... hopefully the apple genius has sympathy for me and my one week old phone
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