Is it worth the cost to repair my screen and replace the battery?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Hieveryone, May 13, 2017.

  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68030

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    Hi I have an iPhone 6S. Lovely device.

    Unfortunately my screen has a crack which will cost I think about 140 bucks with tax to fix.

    My battery also drains very fast! And I think will cost around 87 bucks.

    That's like $227 dollars total.

    Is it worth it or should I use that money to get another phone and sell this one?
     
  2. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

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    If you like your phone,repair it. If the repair cost is less than half the cost of a new phone,repair it. The 6s is not old,so it won't be out of support for the next three to five years.
     
  3. chscag macrumors 68000

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    Where are thinking about having the work done? I ask because Apple charges $129.00 for screen repair and $79.00 to replace the battery. That amounts to $208.00 and the repairs will be done right. Certainly less costly than buying a new iPhone and like the previous reply stated the 6s is still a very good phone.
     
  4. maxjohnson2 macrumors regular

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    For the screen you should get it done from Apple, unless you are absolutely sure third party uses original Apple LCD which usually they don't.

    You can save on the battery, it's really cheap to order a spare one, just make sure it's original Apple battery, and get a repair shop to do it or do it yourself. Of course you want to be safe when it come to li-ion battery, but $87 is ridiculous.
     
  5. mjberwick macrumors newbie

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    Dude have it fixed your not going to have hardly nothing different on a new 6SPlus or 7 except you will end up putting out an extra $400 + dollars which I sure know better ways to spend $400 + dollars like saving it for a rainy day, the iPhone 6 phone are fine and have the exact features on the newer phone but they cost more to tell you the truth I was content with my first iPhone 3S, except for the size of the small screen which kind of strained my eyes and now I have the iPhone 6SPlus and it is actually too big I find it very hard to find a pocket it will fit in without ruining it but it did make it much easyier to do my tax's, it was a real you know what using the IPhone 3S I could barely see the numbers and data I was entering, but that's what I used the first time I did my tax's on a IPhone, I couldn't believe it I was so proud of myself I hardly ever use a computer anymore unless I have know choice, I just wish Apple would make it eazier to print anything on my iPhone but they seem to have made it a monopoly on there Air printer's that you have to buy from apple, I have an all in one WiFi printer and my printer will sometime show up on some printing apps I have tried to use, but still it will not ever work it always flashes up a sighn stating no Air printer found or something to that effect but I'm so stubborn I still have not gone out and bought one of their Air Printers just not right yea if I could print from my iPhone I would probably never open up a computer again, I have even paid up to $12+ dollars to purchase a printer app that swears after installing their app I will be able to print documents, pictures basically anything that I pull upp on my screen, a couple of times it looked promising but with no results
     
  6. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    If you plan on upgrading your phone relatively soon, then I would say no. However, if you repair the 6s, you could eventually sell it for a higher profit rather than selling it damaged. It also depends on if you plan on selling your 6s regardless.

    If you have no intention of upgrading any time soon, I would have Apple make the repair and retain your 6s.
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    If you plan on keeping for a little while then I'd repair it.
    If you plan on upgrading soon then sell it as is.
     

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