First time... damit, how I hate this type of first time.

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  1. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    What the title says. Here the proof why:
     

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  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    OK and? Within warranty $199 to have Apple replace it. Outside of warranty look into repairing it yourself or paying full price for another. GL.
     
  3. jav6454 thread starter macrumors P6

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    Those $199 is the reason why I hate the above... I thought that was easy to tell:p
     
  4. apple3g040193 macrumors 6502

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    is that another iphone i see in the reflection of the broken iphone
     
  5. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Those 199 reasons suck, but it could be a WHOLE lot more than that to pay full retail price. I'd think twice about letting your next phone go naked.
     
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  7. jav6454 thread starter macrumors P6

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    Yes, my brother's 3G.

    Fell from my pocket when I was getting out of my car.

    -.-.-

    Mind you all, this is my 3GS phone. What surprises me the most is that my 1st Gen fell so many times and yet never cracked the screen. My 1st Gen fell from heights higher than the one this one fell. Mind you that 1st Gen even fell flat on screen size 3 times and only a minute scratch. This one, fell side ways and there ya go.
     
  8. Mystikal macrumors 68020

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    I hope you know you better use a case with your replacement!
     
  9. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    I think it's a general consensus that a side fall is the worst.
     
  10. jav6454 thread starter macrumors P6

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    Worst thing is, I will get a refurb or new one (I don't care about this) with 3.1.2 or 3.1.0, but my current 3GS is unlocked.

    I will loose the unlock because of the new baseband. :mad:
     
  11. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    Where are you at jav? I can't speak for all Apple stores, but I know the one I frequent in Brea, CA offers screen replacement. Might be cheaper and you'll get to keep your unlock.
     
  12. jav6454 thread starter macrumors P6

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    Currently in New Orleans, far away from Brea.
     
  13. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Ouch, sorry that it happened. Given your description of how many times your 1st gen iPhone fell, you definitely need to be more careful with your iPhone.
     
  14. Mystikal macrumors 68020

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    You could walk and probably be back by Halloween.
     
  15. jav6454 thread starter macrumors P6

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    Yeah I know. My 1st gen fell so much because I had for 2 years, so it has quite a history, but this one is the 2nd time its ever fallen.

    That makes me more uneasy/madder.

    That's if a coyote doesn't eat me on the way there.
     
  16. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    Check an Apple Store out there then, I'm sure it's not just the Brea store.
     
  17. jav6454 thread starter macrumors P6

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    I will, made an appointment already for the 29th
     
  18. megapopular macrumors 6502a

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    I just got a replacement 32 gb 3GS on Saturday and it had 3.0 on it. Hopefully you'll luck out.
     
  19. jav6454 thread starter macrumors P6

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    *crosses fingers*
     
  20. CADer macrumors 6502

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    Hey man not to give false hope cause I think this is a long shot.

    My best friend went into the apple store after I assured him they would charge $199 for the screen fix on his 3G still under warranty. The Genius said they do not cover that kind of damage (his screen damage was worse than yours) but after she looked into tall the ports and checked it all out she said 'I have found another issue with your phone and we are going to cover it under the warranty' she gave him a new(refurbished of course) iphone!

    When he told me this (3 weeks ago now) I didn't believe a word he was saying. Then I saw the scratch free iphone, he doesn't use a case either and make fun of me for keeping mine in the otterbox (he calls it a tank), and was so mad that he got a new one! Mad cause now he still makes fun of my cases, even though it is now the commuter case not the defender.

    Anyway I would say cross your fingers and ask them about the battery and other things to see if it could be covered under another fault that it has, but that would mean you will have to jail your phone back up.

    Either way good luck
     
  21. jav6454 thread starter macrumors P6

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    I was planning on going full honest. Tell them it fell and would like a repair. I tend not deceive Geniuses because I respect Apple as a company and the warranty they give.
     
  22. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    I hear you on that. I dropped my 2G from about 5 feet onto a concrete walkway, while running, and it barely had a ding in the corner. That thing was a tank!

    I dropped my 3G in the driveway several months back from about a foot and the glass completely shattered.
     
  23. labman macrumors 604

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    put it on Ebay

    or just order new glass a DIY lots of youtubes on it. but it will still fetch a decent price on ebay. then buy a new pretty 3GS gl! bummer man
     
  24. IBradMac macrumors 68000

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    Thats because the first gen is a tank. :D

    Sorry about your luck brother. :(
     
  25. jav6454 thread starter macrumors P6

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    ebay gives me more or less $400 max. That's enough for a 16GB... :(
     

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