Broken iPhone 3G Screen - Options?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dmx, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. dmx macrumors 6502a

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    Phone fell out of my pocket getting out of the car today. Screen is all cracked but it still works fine. It's a 3G and I am not eligible for the full subsidy until December.

    I'm thinking about just selling it on eBay for about 200 bucks (and keeping the SIM card) and then buying a 3GS 16gb for $399.

    There won't be any problems with doing that.. right? Is there anything I need to do before I ship the phone (contact at&t, etc), or am I good as long as I keep the SIM card? Thanks
     
  2. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Isn't there a $199 fee for screen replacements?
     
  3. dmx thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    There may be, I don't know - but at this point, I'd rather just sell it for $200 and then take the other $200 out of pocket and have a brand new 3GS.
     
  4. dmx thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  5. bzollinger macrumors 6502a

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    I think your options are to fix it at a price or sell it? I don't know who'd buy it but....

    You should wipe it before selling it or taking it back to be fixed for sure!:eek:
     
  6. 1rottenapple macrumors 65816

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    Man there tutorials to fix your iPhone, he'll it's pretty easy as I use disassemble my iBook and that was complex. The iPhone 3g much simpler given the proper tools. Hell, send it my way and I'll fix it as a summer project.
     
  7. aprofetto macrumors 6502a

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  8. maflynn Moderator

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    Am I the only one who thinks 200 bucks for an iPhone with a screen that's "all cracked" seems out of touch?
     
  9. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Techrestore will do it for 100.
     
  10. pelicanflip macrumors 6502a

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    Replace the screen through Apple for $200, go to other companies, or buy the glass screen yourself and risk repairing it on your own.
     
  11. christyn macrumors 6502a

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    The chances of it selling for $200 are slim. Probably $150 at best.

    You'd be better off doing to $199 replacement, and then selling it in December and upgrade then.
     

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