how much to replace glass screen?

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  1. ejrizo
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    ejrizo

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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?

    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...
     
  2. ibanana
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    sorry to hear that.
    any pictures by chance to see how bad it is ?:eek:
     
  3. ejrizo
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    ejrizo

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    ill try to get a picture of it when i get home... its pretty bad... but seems to just be cosmetic...
     
  4. ~Phi
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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?
    :D
     
  5. Arisian
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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

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

    [​IMG]

    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...
     
  7. megfilmworks
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    $399, the cost of a new iPhone.
    (might as well replace it and frame the old one):)
     
  8. kdarling
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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.
     
  9. yaroldb
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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.

    Yarold
     
  10. Di9it8
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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
     
  11. ejrizo
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    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 :apple:
     

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