3GS out of warranty repair

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Drich290195, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. Drich290195 macrumors 6502

    Drich290195

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    Will Apple replace my 3GS if I pay for a out of warranty repair the battery and the vibrate switch are unreliable. If I just had the battery changed would they swap anyway solving the vibrate issue. Is the battery change option cheaper than out do warranty repair many thanks
     
  2. aneftp macrumors 68040

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    $150 for out of warranty replacement vs $79 for new battery for 3GS.

    Frankly I would try to find a used 4S for $200-250 than replace 3GS which is running on 4 year old technology.
     
  3. Ann P macrumors 68020

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    Unless you can do-it-yourself, Apple will overcharge you for the battery and switch replacement. I'm pretty sure you're looking at about $100 for this repair. Like the user above mentioned, it's not worth it. You're better off buying at 4 or 4S at this point.
     
  4. Firocity macrumors member

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    Ditch the 3GS and either use an upgrade with your carrier to buy a 5C/5S or purchase a 4s used off of craigslist or ebay.
     
  5. g4manimac macrumors 6502

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    Even a 4 is a nice upgrade from a 3GS but if you are intent on keeping the phone it would be a great repair project because the are fairly straightforward to work on if you do buy another phone I would also recommend a 4s it's a huge leap forward and will withstand another update as where the 4 may not
     

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