Fix or buy a new one?

Macaroooon

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Sep 9, 2012
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My iPhone 5 is water damaged (and has cracked screen). It works, but voice control keeps coming on randomly, people keep being called randomly and camera is busted (all blurry and horrible). Not sure what other damage there is.

If I get it fixed at apple (tempting as I have 5 years warranty left on it as bought outright) then I know they'll charge something like £200 to fix it (probably more - would appreciate any idea how much) which seems a lot.

I could get it fixed somewhere cheaper like iTech but that'll void my warranty.. and will still cost about £100 - £150 I think.

OR I could buy another one (I'm looking for a new/ very good conniption one second hand, with proof of purchase.

The contract I'm on is good (sim only) and getting a new one on contract will to be too much as I need 64GB and contracts for them are like £40 - 50 a month for what I need.
 

Tyler23

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Dec 2, 2010
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My iPhone 5 is water damaged (and has cracked screen). It works, but voice control keeps coming on randomly, people keep being called randomly and camera is busted (all blurry and horrible). Not sure what other damage there is.

If I get it fixed at apple (tempting as I have 5 years warranty left on it as bought outright) then I know they'll charge something like £200 to fix it (probably more - would appreciate any idea how much) which seems a lot.

I could get it fixed somewhere cheaper like iTech but that'll void my warranty.. and will still cost about £100 - £150 I think.

OR I could buy another one (I'm looking for a new/ very good conniption one second hand, with proof of purchase.

The contract I'm on is good (sim only) and getting a new one on contract will to be too much as I need 64GB and contracts for them are like £40 - 50 a month for what I need.
I'd get it fixed/replaced by Apple. Cheapest option that will also give you the peace of mind of having the work done/replacement come from Apple.
 

T5BRICK

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Aug 3, 2006
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If I get it fixed at apple (tempting as I have 5 years warranty left on it as bought outright) then I know they'll charge something like £200 to fix it (probably more - would appreciate any idea how much) which seems a lot.
I'd take it into Apple for replacement.

How exactly does buying your phone outright give you a 5 year warranty? :eek:
 

Macaroooon

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I'd take it into Apple for replacement.

How exactly does buying your phone outright give you a 5 year warranty? :eek:
It's 6 year (but already had it a year) - not sure but that's what they told me when I went there.

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Also - how much do you reckon Apple would charge to fix a cracked screen + water damage?
 

T5BRICK

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It's 6 year (but already had it a year) - not sure but that's what they told me when I went there.
6 year warranty through Apple? Something doesn't seem right here. I'm pretty sure you have a 2 year warranty.

Also - how much do you reckon Apple would charge to fix a cracked screen + water damage?
In the US they charge $269 for a replacement. I believe that is about £160, and since Apple prices tend to be higher in Europe, I'm guessing £200 is probably right.
 

Macaroooon

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Well something was 6 years - they were like technically you can have any problems with your iPhone (other than obviously damage caused yourself) fixed by us for 6 years. I think it's maybe EU rights.
 

Macaroooon

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Just rang apple - a replacement costs 216.44 so going to do that. Pretty decent!
 

hytparts

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Sep 10, 2013
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I will take it to Apple repair

Absolutely cheaper than the new phone which you fond of
But I am not you, So you must know clearly what you want.
 

iolinux333

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I bought my 5s outright in the US. Do I have a 2 year warranty? What about my iPhone 5 I bought used?
 

hytparts

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Sep 10, 2013
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In fact, there is another way you can select

Absolutely cheaper than the new phone which you fond of
But I am not you, So you must know clearly what you want.
There are tons of relacement parts in the online shop for sale, ebay and amazon included. It is also cheaper than the Apple, you can buy and install by yourself, following the fixing guidance on iFixit. It is the cheapest way to make your iPhone 5 back, but you may lost the warranty.
I have to say the way is a kind of invest with risk.
So finally, it's up to you.
I recommend the Apple, you can have the warranties.