If I get apple to replace my damaged screen

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  1. Appl3FTW macrumors 601

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    would that break the seal? I know the new iPhones have a seal, would that literally break the tight seal and now my phone is not sealed as new? Or would they actually reveal it tight just as new? How? Should I just get a replacement refurb?
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    What seal are you talking about?
    If Apple replaces your screen everything will function normally and will be put together as stock.
    An iphone is never sealed, it can take water or liquids from many different openings.
    Again it's a cellphone, not a divers watch that needs to be "sealed" when you replace the battery.
     
  3. lagwagon Suspended

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    He's talking about the new rubber gasket that was added in the 6s and 6s+.

    https://ifixit.org/blog/7408/iphone-waterproof/
     
  4. RadioGaGa1984 Suspended

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    If they replace the screen the new screen will be sealed as well. AFAIK its all one unit.
    If the home button needs replacing the whole screen and home button get replaced.
     
  5. Skorpio macrumors 6502

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    Here's a video link to a screen replacement showing the seal-


    Here's a video showing iphone's water resistance-
     
  6. Newtons Apple, Jan 26, 2016
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    The choice of repair or replacement is not up to you.
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

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    Apple will repair the screen, not offer you a replacement. Only if you had a high number of repairs will Apple offer you a replacement and that is usually a rare occurrence, i.e., they're not in the business of giving away laptops.

    As for the screen, the entire assembly is sealed, they do not replaced the LCD or any of the components they replace the entire piece so its sealed in that sense.
     
  8. EdwardSmith36 macrumors regular

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    Of course you should go for replacement, do not waste time and just do the needful.
     
  9. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    Ok so as far as what everyone is saying, a replacement should suffice. Thanks everyone.
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    From what I've been told it's totally up to me.
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    They said I can either get a screen replaced or replacement.
     
  10. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    Got to be because you are special!
     
  11. Merkyworks macrumors 6502

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    Recently had to have 6s screen replaced and part of the process for replacing the screen is a calibration test. The calibration test makes sure the screen in within a certain physical area of space on the phone, this must be because of 3D touch I am guessing. My 6s was dropped and the edge of the aluminum that surrounds the screen was bent in a little. The Apple tech told me that if the phone fails this calibration process a certain # of times it gets bricked and the phone will be replaced. So instead of $120 it would be $300.
     
  12. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    This is a factory damage, ie should be a free repair. I'm not paying for this that's for sure.
     
  13. Charadis macrumors 6502a

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    What kind of factory defect?? :eek:

    If it were me, I'd try a screen replacement to preserve matching serial numbers between box and phone (I'm ocd like that). But I've never had a screen replacement before, so I don't know how the quality it. If I had problems with the replacement, I'd go back and point out my concerns, and hope for a device exchange. That's just me tho.
     
  14. jtwlbz macrumors 6502a

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    I would not replace the whoe phone. Had lot of trouble getting worse units
     
  15. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

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    If your screen is cracked it's probably easier to get water damaged than a half OK seal...
     
  16. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    Ok update: They replaced the phone no questions asked lol
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    The one is a returned and it's basically a newly refurbished phone. Good as new.
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    I was thinking about that, believe me I want everything to match. However, this is out of my control. I'd rather get a fresh refurbished iPhone than sacrifice a defective repair. I have all the paperwork so I can document it was replaced under warranty.
     
  17. BeeGood macrumors 65816

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    Glad it worked out.

    For what it's worth, I had my 6s+ screen replaced last month due to a bright pixel. The process was easy (took about 2 hours) and my phone is as good as new. I think you would have been good either way.
     
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  19. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    They did. Fresh from the box.
     

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