A story of a new, smashed 3GS.

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  1. Gershon macrumors member

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    So my uncle just went to the Apple Store to get a brand new 32GB iPhone 3GS. We went home happily, got to the garden to unbox the iPhone. Just as my uncle opened the box and held the iPhone in his hand, my little cousin ran into his leg, making him drop the 3GS onto the cold hard concrete. This is what is has become.


    How should he go about repairing it?
     

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  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    If it is just the glass then I believe Apple will replace it for $199. You can check into that or go online for 3GS replacements and DIY.
     
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    Put a dent in the box and say it must have happened in transit from the factory...
     
  8. patrickdunn macrumors 6502a

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    This story is tough to believe... If it was a new phone, why is the bezel scratched up everywhere, not just in one spot?
     
  9. ThrillHouseMD macrumors member

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    I assume your cousin's face looks similar to the phone after that incident. :eek:
     
  10. Gershon thread starter macrumors member

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    Around 1.8 meters. landed on the earphone jack area. he was so pissed he kicked 3 flowerpots
     
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  12. Gershon thread starter macrumors member

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    he said he wanted to sand the sides since he had already dropped it and scratched the bezel and that he would send it to applecare and let them change the glass. The screen is till functionable surprisingly..
     
  13. Gershon thread starter macrumors member

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    I lol ed . :D well, i left soon after , there sure is gonna be some wah wah wah! :D
     
  14. Gershon thread starter macrumors member

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    well , 4 months ago, i dropped my black 16GB 3G 2 storey down and it hit a drain. Smashed real bad but screen was still usable. Repaired in 4 days by Applecare. :) Here's the pic. Compare the damage to my uncle's 3GS.
     

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  15. samcraig macrumors P6

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    Is your family's last name "Butterfingers" or "Murphy" ??
     
  16. Gershon thread starter macrumors member

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    lol. :D easy to say. then who's gonna take the rap huh?
     
  17. Gershon thread starter macrumors member

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    None of the above.
     
  18. spooky2k macrumors 6502a

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    But wait, you just said he only just took it out of the box when the kid ran into him?

    He dropped it twice?

    Glad he's ponying up to pay for his clumsiness instead of expecting Apple to foot the bill - lots of people around here would try and blame it on Apple. Nice to see someone with a sense of responsibility.

    Dan x
     
  19. alFR macrumors 68020

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    Sorry, don't believe you. The base of the phone in that pic is clearly crushed in - looks more like it was run over by a car. Also, "screen was still usable"? Yeah, right. Finally, the image is ripped from here:

    http://www.everyjoe.com/thegadgetblog/tag/iphone-3g/

    Here's the direct-linked image:

    [​IMG]

    Taking others' work for yet another of your attention-seeking posts. Nice. I think we can pretty much ignore all of your posts from now on, can't we? :rolleyes:

    [Edit] looks like your first post picture is taken from the hackintosh forums, posted in January. I think that makes your thread completely fabricated, doesn't it?
     
  20. labman macrumors 604

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    sounds to me

    like you both need otterboxes I mean seriously. I think your cousin needs to go back to the apple store hope for the best but expect a $199 charge, I don't think anybody is selling the replacement screens yet. Also I don't think I would open a breakable item on a hard surface! if I can avoid it! ;)
     
  21. za9ra22 macrumors 6502

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    If it was paid for by credit card, it may be that the card issuer provides coverage for the damage. It's worth checking.
     
  22. Consultant macrumors G5

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    The iPhone are actually really tough, as seen here in stress tests from a reputable source.

    The Original iPhone Stress Tests - PC World
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/157529/the_original_iphone_stress_tests.html

    It's Tough to Kill an Apple iPhone 3G - PC World
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/148310/its_tough_to_kill_an_apple_iphone_3g.html



    Actually it's imaginary.

    First picture: "brand new", but the bezel is scratched up, as noticed by patrickdunn.
    The photo from stolen from another forum.

    Second picture: "happened 4 months ago", but the photo is stolen from another site from summer 2008
    http://www.everyjoe.com/thegadgetblog/apple-iphone-3g-badness/

    Move along. Nothing to see here.

    Original posts for reference:

     
  23. Consultant macrumors G5

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  24. patrickdunn macrumors 6502a

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    Busted! Awesome, we are a bunch of CSI type people here at MR.

    Someone should lock this thread and send it to the Wasteland.
     
  25. colmaclean macrumors 68000

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    While we're in Walter Mitty mode, here's a picture of a Learjet I crashed earlier...

    [​IMG]
     
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