Apple Store Repair/Replacement?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sonicrobby, May 19, 2014.

  1. sonicrobby macrumors 68020

    sonicrobby

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    I bought a used iPhone 5S.
    It looks like it has been bent in the past, and the screen replaced.
    Bottom left of the screen (123 button) is sometimes unresponsive (most likely because of the bend)

    The nearest Apple store is an hour away, and before I take it there, I want to know what option will they provide me, and how much would they cost? (approx.)

    Thanks in advance for your responses.
     
  2. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Out of warranty replacement - $279 I believe.
     
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    sonicrobby thread starter macrumors 68020

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    But it is still within the one year warranty, how much is that one? And Im not sure who/where the previous owners replaced the screen. Would this have voided that warranty?
     
  4. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Cosmetic damage is not covered by the one year warranty. So therefore it automatically falls out of warranty and the replacement fee is $279.
     
  5. sonicrobby thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Well technically its functional damage as a result of cosmetic damage. The bottom left button to switch between numbers and letters doesnt work about 40% of the time. Its pretty aggravating because there is no fix, I have to change to landscape to use it. But to make sure that would still fall out of warranty?
     
  6. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Correct. Pretty much anytime there is physical damage to the device warranty becomes void. If you drop your phone and a month later the home button stops working, Apple will say that the button stopped working because of damage the dropped caused even if that wasn't true. But there is no way to prove differently.
     
  7. sonicrobby thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Well thank you, saved me an hours drive back and forth for no reason! I guess I will deal with it as it is.
     
  8. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Not only is physical damage not covered, but any work done on the device by anyone other than an Apple store or authorized shop also voids the warranty. If someone replaced the screen, that alone would do it.
     

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