Is my iPhone finished? SEE PIC!

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by iphonesrq, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. iphonesrq macrumors 6502

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    It works PERFECT, but cracked my screen when I dropped it....what are my options?

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  4. iphonesrq thread starter macrumors 6502

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    how much is that??

    also, mine is JB....can i still do a backup??
     
  5. direzze macrumors member

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    That happened to my brother's too. Put some tape on it so you won't get cut. It will work fine :)
     
  6. kinetic-d macrumors newbie

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    Smashed iPhone

    Think thats bad, check out this guy iPhone that i sat next to on a train!! Just had to take a picture, sad! :D
     

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  7. direzze macrumors member

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    It looks cool. Apple should make them cracked like that to attract indie college students.
     
  8. Blinkwing macrumors member

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    *cradles iPhone like a baby*

    That looks nasty.

    I'd be afraid of using it because of glass splinters getting into my fingers, so would probably utilize iFixit's guide or pay the repair fee.
     
  9. cababah macrumors 68000

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    My 3G looked like the above pics ^ for less than a few hours before I bought a new 3GS. I tried to avoid too much finger swiping because little glass fragments were flaking off as I moved my finger on the screen.
     
  10. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    Haha :)
     
  11. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    $199. They may replace the glass for that amount or give you a refurb for that amount.
     
  12. iphonesrq thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ??? seriously the same cost as a new 3G-S? i think I'll try a screen protector to hold the glass pieces in
     
  13. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    My stomach is too weak for such graphic photos. Please give a warning next time.
     
  14. edge540 macrumors regular

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    When I was buying my 3GS the sales rep told me that if I broke my phone I would have to buy one unsubsidized for the full retail price. But that if I bought AppleCare, it would only be 199 to get it replaced. Hopefully you have better luck getting a good deal on a replacement.
     
  15. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    Broken screens and water damaged iPhones are now considered out of warranty and they are replaced for $199 now. No need to pay full price.

    The replacement will get the balance of your broken phones warranty if there was one or 90 days.
     
  16. Consultant macrumors G5

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  17. smegma11 macrumors newbie

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    Take it to Ubreakifix

    $79 for glas replacement as long as lcd is ok. 20 minute service if you take it in. Theyve fixed 3 for me. Great service
     
  18. DaGreat01 macrumors 6502a

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    I dont really get why people think that keys will scratch a glass...

    I think extreme pressure is need for a key to scratch a glass.
     
  19. anjinha macrumors 604

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    A new 3GS actually costs $600. The only reason you got it for $200 is because it was subsidized by AT&T with your 2-year contract. If you wanted to buy a 3GS without a contract it would cost you $600 too.

    Exactly. Something people don't realize:

    Glass: won't scratch easily, more likely to break if dropped
    Plastic: will scratch easily, less likely to break if dropped
     
  20. Nickday89 macrumors regular

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    i agree, the only big screen-scratcher i've found was to be sand/dirt that could make its way into a pocket
     
  21. klamse25 macrumors 6502a

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    [​IMG]
     
  22. labman macrumors 604

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    if your really cheap

    and it still works get a screen cover (done) I would go this route Ubreakifix. also this is why I laugh at the my naked Iphone threads! ;)
     
  23. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    If it were me, I would pay the $200 to have it replaced.
     
  24. MEJHarrison macrumors 6502

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    People I work with all have fancy iPhone cases. Leather, chrome, fancy plastic or nothing at all. This thread is why I stick with my cheap looking DLO rubber case. It not only protects against falls, but with the rubber grips, I'm less likely to drop it in the first place. I love it even though it's a little cheap looking.
     
  25. Mr. Gates macrumors 68020

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    It's really easy to scratch off the " olephobic " screen. Forgive me if I misspelled that, doi g this on my iPhone which has crappy spellcheck abilities.
     

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