3gs to get fixed?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Liquinn, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. Liquinn Suspended

    Apr 10, 2011
    I have a 3GS which isn't working at all.

    The battery's not charging and it's out of warranty...

    Is it worth asking to get it replaced? If so how much would it cost to get fixed?

    Or should I just buy an iPod touch instead?

  2. Nicolas4ever macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2010
    well it's not worth!!if you got the money you can wait for the iphone 5.
  3. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020


    Nov 21, 2009
    Up There
  4. shurcooL macrumors 6502a

    Jan 24, 2011
    Did you break it yourself? Or is it dead because it's defective somehow?

    Take it to an Apple Store. Make an appointment at Genius Bar, and show it to them. Even though it's out of warranty, there's a chance they'll help you out if it's dead because of a defect.

    Of course, if you damaged it yourself (i.e. drop damage, water damage), then forget it.
  5. PNutts macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
    He didn't say he needed a phone, he was inquiring about fixing a 3GS. I make this assumption because he offered up the alternative to buy an iPod.

    With all that said, as the other posted suggested go to a Genius and worst case you get a quote for repairs and can compare that to the cost of an iPod Touch. I haven't looked lately to see what they're selling for on ebay/craigslist/etc.
  6. Bloodkip macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2010
    I would replace the battery myself, just watch a couple youtube videos and you should be able to replace it.
    Battery and tools are $5
  7. Butch1960 macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2011
    NC USA
    -3GS battery problems

    My iPhone 3GS had battery problems and I took it to the Apple Store and even though it was out of warranty, for $85 they gave me a new one. It is still a great phone. Let's see you do that with an out of warranty android phone.:D
  8. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

    Apr 10, 2011
    Yeah true, the screen is cracked but the phone isn't charging I think.
  9. Bloodkip macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2010
  10. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

    Apr 10, 2011
    Gonna buy an iPod... but do I get the 4g or wait until the 5g is out? Hmmmm
  11. Abs_p macrumors 6502a

    Jul 15, 2011

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