help dropped 3gs...upgrade to 4?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by greenbreadmmm, May 8, 2011.

  1. greenbreadmmm macrumors regular

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    i have taken such good care of my 3gs. I have had it for almost 2 years and last night i dropped it off a balcony and the screen went white and then black lines went through it. I did a hard restart now it wont turn on nor is recognized by itunes.

    Is there any chance the screen just got unplugged? (the screen was raised about 2 cm on the top part off the case) or is it just completely bricked? Do i get a 4 (not happy about this as iv been waiting for the 5) or do i have another option.?

    thanks
     
  2. reclusive46 macrumors 65816

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    Hmm...Maybe buy a cheap phone and use it for a couple of months until iPhone 5 or just get the current one.
     
  3. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    By a used 3G or original iPhone off ebay and use it tell the next iPhone comes out. That or just get the 4...
     
  4. Eduardo1971 macrumors 65816

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    I was in a similar situation where my 3G S screen died last month.
    I really wanted to wait to the for the iPhone 5 to possibly upgrade.
    To make a long story short I went ahead and just upgraded to the iPhone 4.
    I do not regret my decision-the iPhone 4 is leaps and bounds over my old 3G S. The retina display is worth the upgrade alone!
     
  5. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    You should pop open the cover to take a look inside. Could be just the front display which u can buy from places like ifixit for 100 bucks.
     
  6. ann713 macrumors 6502a

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    If you're contemplating on getting the 4 or 5 eventually, it isn't worth fixing your 3GS at this point. You might as wait until the iPhone 5, (Which should be right on the horizon) and then decide whether to upgrade, to the 4/5. A dumb phone would be good choice right now.
     
  7. andrewfrank macrumors newbie

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    max!!!!
     
  8. greenbreadmmm thread starter macrumors regular

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    well i already bought an iphone 4, I wanted to just get a "dumb phone" but i am grandfathered in for unlimited data. I am going to see if someone can fix my 3gs for cheap and maybe return my 4 within 30 days.

    OR

    if the 5 is announced at wwdc i will return it then too (as that is 29 days from my point of purchase)

    oh and hi andy! haha
     
  9. AWallen90 macrumors 6502

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    You could probably sell it for enough on eBay that combined with the sale price of your iPhone 4 you could buy the 5 retail and not be out that much.
     
  10. greenbreadmmm thread starter macrumors regular

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    only thing is it has personal data on the 3gs that i wont be able to clean off.
     

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