cracked my screen a bit, help?

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  1. wwjbd24 macrumors member

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    hey guys, i just got an iphone 4 not a week ago, and today i accidentally dropped another phone on top of it, causing what i thought was a cracked screen! So i took off the screen protector and there was a hairline, but deep, scratch just above the earpiece and front camera. does anyone know what i can do to fix it or if I can return it on my warranty? thanks! here's a drawing for reference:
     

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  2. Hydrocity macrumors 6502a

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    Warranty won't cover it. I also heard that if u have other problems down the road, apple may blame the crack for the problem. Therefore your warranty is gone
     
  3. MCRunning macrumors 6502

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    You can try taking it back. The worse they can say is no, then there are plenty of options out there of fixing it yourself
     
  4. wwjbd24 thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks for the responses! could you elaborate please?
     
  5. Irish Rose macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8A306 Safari/6531.22.7)

    I don't have a link for you, as I am posting from my iP4, however, if you Google "fix an iPhone 4 cracked screen", you will get a few links to sites that are selling the iP4 screen, as well as instructions on how to replace it yourself.
     
  6. wwjbd24 thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks once more, i probably should have googled it! duhh!

    it looks pretty complicated and I think i'd rather just leave it, as i'm not technical at all, thanks alot though
     
  7. wwjbd24 thread starter macrumors member

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    went to apple, they said they couldnt do anything except replace it for 199, complete ripoff. i guess i'll have to live with it

    does anyone know of any cases that cover the top earpiece area?
     
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  9. Savage macrumors 6502

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    Why did you create a drawing for reference rather than a picture of the phone? All you need is a mirror and you can even take the picture with the phone itself.
     
  10. wwjbd24 thread starter macrumors member

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    in theory, yes, in practice, not so much...
     
  11. duction macrumors 6502a

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    Why do u ****rs need evidence of someones misfutune? Trolls. Hate u
     
  12. Megalobyte macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure apple giving you a $600-$700 phone for $199 qualifies as a rip off.

    Was the phone in a case by the way, just curious.
     
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  14. wwjbd24 thread starter macrumors member

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    yea i guess you're right, buying one outright would suck

    I had a screen protector (sgp ultra oleo) on, which i think saved it a bit, and i had the carbon fiber back sticker, so no case, per se
     
  15. wwjbd24 thread starter macrumors member

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    sick, thanks alot
     
  16. duction macrumors 6502a

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    That site looks so weird and anti trust worthy ! Badly done
     
  17. Savage macrumors 6502

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    I wasn't asking for evidence at all, lolz. TROLL! hate u
     
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  19. Pez555 macrumors 68000

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    OP, why didnt you just lie and say the crack occured naturally? they would have replaced it.
     
  20. RafaelT macrumors 65816

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    Because it's wrong to lie and taking responsibility for your actions is good?

    I just don't get the mentality of some of the people on here.
     
  21. wwjbd24 thread starter macrumors member

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    Just an update, I took it in, told the truth about me dropping it and the genius bar person was very understanding and gave me a one time replacement for free! I better be more careful haha
     
  22. nidserz macrumors 6502a

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    Nice!
    Being honest pays off. Just be more careful and all will be ok.
    Strange though that it even happened with a screen protector.
     

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