Cracked 16gb 3gs what should i do?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by rwm514, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. rwm514 macrumors member

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    I really cant be without my phone so my options are...

    1. Send to apple, $199 plus $29 for a pre replacement.
    2. Buy an old ebay 2g or 3g phone as a backup while mine is fixed then sell it on ebay.
    3. Get an early upgrade for $399 and sell my cracked one on ebay.
    4.? any other options?

    thx :)
     
  2. frozencarbonite macrumors 6502

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    Depends. Is is still under warranty? If you have an Apple store near, I'd take it and pay the $199 fee. That would be the quickest and easiest. But that depends on if you have an Apple store near by. The closest one to me is 2 hours away.
     
  3. ngenerator macrumors 68000

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    Why would you have to pay if it's under warranty? Is the crack due to misuse?
     
  4. CupertinoiPhone macrumors member

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    or you can just go for repair for $99

    There are lot of Repair options available on internet. Just search for "iPhone Repair" on google.

    You should make sure that the repair shop is offering following:
    1. Genuine Apple iPhone Touch Screen.
    2. The iPhone gasket should not be damaged as part of the repair. It should look like New Factory Finish iPhone.

    -Ganesh
     
  5. frozencarbonite macrumors 6502

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    I would think it would be hard to convince a "Genius" that the iPhone cracked by itself.
     
  6. rwm514 thread starter macrumors member

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    Its still under the original 1 year warranty but yeah, i dropped it. I think I will get it repaired from a non-apple shop. Looks like for about $40 there are shops on ebay that do it. I just need a backup for a week or so.
     
  7. frozencarbonite macrumors 6502

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    I know it's hard not to, but don't feel bad. I've done it too. Luckily it was only about a 4 ft drop and didn't land on the screen.

    Just make sure you trust the company or person.
     
  8. ngenerator macrumors 68000

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    Ha, mine has a crack by the dock connector just because the plastic sucks big time and I constantly have it in the 3G phone dock. I'm getting it replaced in the next few weeks, and I'll go crazy if it's not replaced, or at least the back replaced. I've read the threads, I think my chances are good.

    I've read the threads, feel free to search
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=842859&highlight=3g+crack
     

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