iPhone Screen Shattered (UK)

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  1. godaz macrumors regular

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    Getting out of the car yesterday my phone fell out of my pocket and this happened...

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    What is the best way to go about this, can Apple do anything or o2 insurance, if not that household contents?

    All advice appreciated!

    thanks
     
  2. markfc macrumors 6502a

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    Get some new glass off eBay ~£12 :)
     
  3. godaz thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. MattZani macrumors 68030

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    I shattered my 3G S', could of done it on insurance, would of had to have paid £50, and my premium would of gone up more than the cost of Apple/O2 repairing it, which is £140.
     
  5. chargit macrumors 6502a

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    DO NOT BUY A NEW GLASS OFF EBAY!!! you need to real alot of the stories on here about replacement quality of the eBay parts!!

    just find a local repair shop to you. make sure they are using OEM Apple Parts. the repair should cost about $100. if its something stupid like $50 then they are using low quality copies off eBay.

    your phone is not covered by warranty when it hits the ground. if you get it done by a good repair shop you wont lose your warranty if you have any remaining.
     
  6. johnnyi macrumors regular

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  7. chargit macrumors 6502a

    chargit

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    Insurance

    tell you all something else I found out. put it on your home owners insurace. it cost less then $20 per year. no deductible. I have already repaired 3 in the last two weeks this way. they bring them to me and I just fix them, collect payment from the customer and they submit my invoice for full reimbursement.
     
  8. purplecupcake12 macrumors newbie

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    Shatterd Screen

    Poor you! the exact same thing happened to me, my phone fell about 2 feet above the ground on to THICK CARPET and it completely shattered! I was so angry because i had the iPhone 3g and i had even dropped that on concrete with only a scratch. Did i mention my iPhone that shattered i had only bought 6 days ago!? Anyway apple wont cover it but i have my suspicions that there is some thing wronge with a batch of glass or the top of the phone near the speaker is weak.
     

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  9. iFixYouri macrumors member

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    Agreed! Anyone offering an extremely cheap repair is using sub-par glass. OEM is the only way to go. Cheap glass will cause the touch response to not act right(response will be oversensitive, inaccurate, jumpy, etc).
     
  10. chargit macrumors 6502a

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    Funny Story

    ok so I had the guy call me last week. he wanted to know what I charged to replace the digitizer on his girl friends 3g. I told him $100 for a new Apple screen. he said he already bought a OEM Apple screen off Amazon for $30 plus shipping and wanted to know what I would charge him to put it on cause he couldnt figure it out. so I told him I dont normally do that but I would assume no risk and no warranty and I would do it for $50. so now he has $80 plus shipping. I put it together and the touch screen would not work. and did is several times with no luck. I told him the touchscreen was bad. he said ok put mine on. I said it will be $!00 he said fine. so I took his off and when I laid it on the table it made a funny noise. I picked it up and his oem screen off amazon was plastic! I read the label and is said "APPIE" not "APPLE". man was he pissed! needles to say mine worked!! so I cut him a break on the labor on the first one but I charged him $125 plus his $30 and shipping so he has about $165-$170 in it when I could have did it for the $100 initially. so beware of eBay and Amazon. buy from a reputable supplier. :cool:
     
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Thats when people get cheap and want to save a few bucks and then end up spending more :D
     

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