Im British and ive cracked my iPhone 3G screen

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by bigvb@hotmail.c, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. bigvb@hotmail.c macrumors member

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    I believe Apple offers screen replacements for $199 US or something.
     
  5. rcarranza macrumors member

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    Either pop into an Apple Store or wherever you bought it from! Basically, Apple will replace the screen for you. I think its about £140 but don't quote me on that! I'm assuming you didn't purchase any insurance from the retailer? If not then double check if home/bank insurance will cover any cost.

    Word of warning...if you bought it from O2 direct they may try and fob you off to Carphone Warehouse, claiming that they do iPhone repairs. This is not the case! All repairs are handled by Apple so they have to send it away for repair for you.

    Times like this I wish Apple did the mail in service for iPhones like they do for iPods! :rolleyes:
     
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    Good point!

    Did you buy it in the UK and were are you living?

    Basically if you purchased in the UK legitimately then repairs will only be done in the UK i.e. there is no international warranty.
     
  8. bigvb@hotmail.c thread starter macrumors member

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    i am a British man living in Britain
     
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    I'm American and I haven't cracked my iPhone 3G screen. What are my options?
     
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    1) Become British.
    2) Break your phone.
    3) Post thread.
     
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    If you live near one of the Apple Retail Stores, click on the link to the store you want to go to and reserve an appointment at the Genius Bar.
     
  12. bigvb@hotmail.c thread starter macrumors member

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    the thing thats so sick, is i upgraded my bank account to silver status mainly for the mobile phone insurance that it included, obv im on holiday when i drop the iphone, and when i return home 4 days later and apply i get a big fat 'NO', apparently you need to apply within 48 hours of the 'accident'

    FML


    i guess its ganna be ~£140 going to apple store
     
  13. rcarranza macrumors member

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    Gutted! A bit harsh though. Is there no room for appeal? On a silver account there must be overseas cover otherwise they're just taking the mick.

    Good luck getting it sorted!
     
  14. Colonel Badger macrumors 6502

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    Check your travel insurance!!!!
     
  15. bigvb@hotmail.c thread starter macrumors member

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    cheers, yeh i think the bank were very harsh about it. but tbh i have full coverage with accident insurance included, so i guess i can be as reckless as i want and if it somehow gets broken by me slipping by a swimming pool and falling in, then i guess they'll just have to replace it for me, lol

    but i guess for the time being ill prob wait, the functionality is fine, it just looks terrible. when i dont have insane tuition fees to arrange payment for ill look into a new screen
     
  16. bigvb@hotmail.c thread starter macrumors member

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    good idea, checking now,

    upon inspection of small print i see that i am not covered under personal liablility for accidents caused by myself due to use of 'any explosive nuclear weapon or device of the emission of fissile material emitting a level of radioactivity capable of causing incapacitating dismemberment or death'

    lol
     
  17. bigvb@hotmail.c thread starter macrumors member

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    just spoke to them, they seem to say i am covered, and they are sending me a claim form, this sounds very promising. Cheers for the advice Colonel Badger, why didnt i think of that.

    fyi i got worldwide annual TI cover from travel-insurance-web.com, they seemed very good and well priced. ill follow up this thread and let you guys know if it worked out, bump the thread if i forget
     
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    Sounds promising! Hope it works out for you mate. :D:D
     

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