Hello friends: My buddy has a first gen iphone and it crapped out on him this weekend. The display is going bad and now it only works if it is plugged into his computer. When he bought it, he didn't get the extended applecare, and now he is out of warranty. Apparently, a new phone without a new contract is between $600-$700. What are his options? Needless to say, he needs a new phone, but in this economy a $700 replacement would be a serious kick in the shorts. Anyone have any experience with this situation?