iPhone 3G, Cracking Back, Out of Warranty

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by skate71290, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. skate71290 macrumors 6502a

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    Hey everyone, my ageing iPhone 3G has got a 1 inch hairline crack coming off the headphone jack (weird since i never use the jack), should i bother taking it to an Apple Store (i plan on getting an iPhone 5 in June/July since my contract is due for renewal then) but i don't need my phone falling too bits tomorrow or within the next 3 months, does it warrant a refurb? Regards, skate71290
     
  2. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    Ya warranty should cover this..worked for me last year


    OFF Topic but why cant i view the marketplace?? I have over 250 posts and been a member over 180 days..who do i contact for help
     
  3. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    I sure wouldn't spend the money on a refurb, if I was gonna buy a new one in 3 months.
     
  4. skate71290 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    my phone is out of warranty (expired this January). I have no idea what the Marketplace is, can you post a link on the thread?
     
  5. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    A 3G in warranty?
     
  6. skate71290 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    oops put the wrong word, when i wrote refurb i meant 'free' replacement
     
  7. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    I read 3GS by mistake haha
     
  8. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    How do i check the warranty on my phone

    How much time i got left
     
  9. skate71290 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  10. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    Fixed
     
  11. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    I don't see any way your are gonna get a "free" refurb for a 3G.
     
  12. skate71290 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Aren't these cracks in the plastic a design flaw though? With my previous MBA first generation, the hinge cracked and was fixed for free out of warranty because it is a design flaw, i thought the same would apply to my iPhone?
     
  13. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    we're not Apple. go to the store and find out.
     
  14. Leet Apple macrumors 6502a

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    When you take it in be nice, honest and hopefully they will give you a new iPhone 3G free of charge...;)
     
  15. imutter macrumors 6502

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    if you have no warranty plan you can use the batterie exchange at the store
    $79.99 ........what it is they actually swap the phone out
     
  16. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    I thought cracks were wear and tear. Mine doesn't have any cracks on the back, but a few scratches from going naked.
     

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