Crack on the battery cover on an out-of-warranty iPhone...

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by phpeters87, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. phpeters87 macrumors member

    phpeters87

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    Is this something to be concerned about?

    I bought it from ATT as a Refurb earlier this year and it is now out of warranty.

    Small crack about 1/4" long on the rear battery cover near the "silent" switch.

    The phone hasn't been dropped or banged around and has always been kept in a protective case.

    Any chance Apple will replace the rear battery cover?
     
  2. John T macrumors 68020

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    If it's out of warranty - in one simple word - No!
     
  3. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    Last I checked, the iPhone didn't have a battery cover.
     
  4. courtney.bella macrumors member

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    I believe an out-of-warranty repair is $199. I think, so don't quote me on that. ;)
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    You should be able to get a reasonably satisfactory replacement part on eBay for, you know, $15-20, and just replace it yourself.
     
  6. phpeters87 thread starter macrumors member

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    I think "rear battery cover" is pretty self-explanatory.

    I think a 3rd party will do it for about $79.00

    The part is inexpensive, but the repair involves taking the entire phone apart and isn't for the faint of heart.

    I have a case for the phone but was wondering if the crack would be problematic.

    Otherwise I can live with it although I do plan on selling it once I'm eligible for an ATT upgrade when the next iPhone comes out.
     
  7. thelatinist macrumors 603

    thelatinist

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    It would be if it existed. Are you sure you don't have an iPhone clone? Or do you mean that your case is cracked?
     
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    No one calls it a battery cover because there isn't a removable battery, and in the 3G/3GS case it's the entire back plate of the phone anyways. But yes, people do know what you mean.

    If you can live with the crack, you can probably just put a case on it and forget it. Or perhaps put some tape or something over it to make sure it doesn't break further, then put a case over it and forget it.
     
  9. phpeters87 thread starter macrumors member

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    Now you're just being purposely obtuse.

    And yes, I don't have a clone. :rolleyes:
     

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