Iphone 3gs display cracked

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DIMEZ, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. DIMEZ macrumors 6502a

    DIMEZ

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    Cracked my 3gs screen. I went to the apple store and the genius said they would give me a a brand new 3gs for $200. I was wondering should i try to replace it myself with a new glass from ebay for $30 bucks.

    if i spend $200 i get a new phone new battery

    if i spent $30 i save money, but will i get the same kinda glass with the fingerprint protection.

    advice would be appreciated. thanks
     
  2. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

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    I'm not going to decide for you, but remember that if you try and replace the screen yourself and fail, you'll be ineligible for the $200 replacement.
     
  3. Mystikal macrumors 68020

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    You can always look for screen repair services off craiglist. Last resort though.
     
  4. semlohde macrumors member

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    I broke the screen to my 3g and looked at replacing it myself. There is the glass and digitizer, pull this but watch out pulling that. NOPE - not for me. Apple told me I had water damage so my $200 was on top of their full price - I wasn't about to pay $500 for any phone. MISSIONREPAIR.COM - I paid something like $125 and they sent me a FEDEX box overnight. I took it back to FEDEX Monday afternoon and they had my new screen and digitizer back Thursday. It's worked perfectly since. If you've had it any time at all the $200 is a good deal - for a NEW one with the new battery because we all know it's going to cost again to replace the battery and hope the backup really works restoring your data.
     

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