iPhone, Warranty & Battery...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bryanc28, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. bryanc28 macrumors 6502

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    My iPhone 3G is out of warranty about 2 months now. My battery is dying/not holding a charge. Also, the screen has accumulated lots of dust under the screen. I have gone through every diagnostic measure there is. What are my options? Will Apple give me a replacement?
     
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  3. bryanc28 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    God I hope that doesn't mean I have to sign a new 2 year contract:(
     
  4. ozzyman500 macrumors 65816

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    Nope, no 2 year contract. That is out of warranty replacement price.
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    If you sweet talk them and be very calm and persuasive they might replace it for free.
     
  6. Resist macrumors 68030

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    Biggest scam Apple has ever done to loyal customers.

    They keep claiming by not using user replaceable batteries they can make their devices smaller. This is pure b*ll sh*t! Other companies make small devices that last a long time and use replaceable batteries.

    The good news is that you can replace the battery yourself for much less money but it is not an easy task. http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19512_7-10253445-233.html
     
  7. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    It costs $79, plus $6.95 shipping for a battery replacement. You're confused with water damage.
     
  8. renewed macrumors 68040

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    The OP mentioned dust under his screen which makes me assume that by "replacement" he means a whole other iPhone.
     
  9. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Well, when he sees the difference in cost, he may want to put up with dust.
     
  10. bryanc28 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You know, for all it's worth I really love Apple products, but the whole integrated/non removable battery thing really gets to me. If my phone or macbook battery bites the dust I must send it in to Apple if I am not located near the store. So, if my iphone has to get a replacement battery, I have no cellular for at least a good 5 days. Frustrating.:mad:
     

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