Cosmetic iPhone damage

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ynnoj, Nov 17, 2007.

  1. ynnoj macrumors member


    Sep 18, 2007
    I've been an iPhone owner since launch last week, and I'm absolutely delighted with my new purchase.

    Unfortunately, whilst showing off my new toy to a friend last night, it ended up hitting a tiled floor. It's fair to say I was not best pleased :mad:

    The result is a small area of chipped paint near the silent switch, on what is a very minor dent. Although it's hardly noticeable, I'm a perfectionist and I want my iPhone spotless :cool:

    I contacted O2 about a repair, and they said it'd be best for me to go to my local store and make my enquires there. There are no Apple stores nearby, so that isn't an option.

    I was just wondering whether anybody has been in a similar situation. Is it possible for cosmetic damage to be repaired by Apple or O2? I'm presuming this isn't covered by warranty and I'd have to pay for such a service?

    If this can be repaired or replaced, who'd you recommend I go through?

    My iPhone is insured through O2.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. unity macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2005
    Green Bay, WI
    Get a case and fix it yourself. There are a few dealers of iPhone parts out there.
  3. sparkyms macrumors 65816

    Feb 22, 2007
    Southampton UK
    I found that I somehow slightly chipped the aluminium on the back. I was pissed with myself for a few days for letting it happen, but I've let it slide.

    If I were you live with it for a few more days and see if it still does your head in, if so then look at avenues to get a new case. I certainly dont think warranty would cover it tho.

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