Just broke my iPhone 4

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  1. Vundu macrumors 65816

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    Fell out of my pocket. Devastated. Never dropped my 3G once.

    Scratched screen, speaker and mike no longer work.

    How much will the Apple store charge to replace? It is a 32g
     
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  4. Vundu thread starter macrumors 65816

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    In the UK. No case :(

    Works fine with headphones but no sound in or out without.
     
  5. Roofy. macrumors 6502a

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    thats crazy, it shouldn't break after one drop. A week ago I dropped my iphone 4 on concrete and dropped it in the sink with running water all in one day. It still works perfectly fine. No case either. I have so many nicks and smalls scratches on it but I don't really care. Surprised yours F'd up after one drop.
     
  6. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I guess it would depend on the severity of the drop, the surface it hits, the angle, etc.
    Lots of variables at work here
     
  7. Irish Rose macrumors 65816

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    Sorry to hear this. You will be able to replace it through Apple for $199.99.
     
  8. MR.305 macrumors newbie

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    Apple will Charge £146.50 for a repair/replacement via mail or £139.00 at an Apple store. I would make a Genius bar appointment. I've Just dropped mine and smashed the glass on the back. I think I'm in the same boat. Gutted mate.
     
  9. Irish Rose macrumors 65816

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    If you hit it a certain way, sometimes all it takes is one drop. :(
     
  10. Nuttydev macrumors 6502

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    I believe they charge just £25 or something to replace the back glass (correct me if I'm wrong) so if its only the back that's damaged, you're in luck.
     
  11. Vundu thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Cheers guys. I am so mad at myself, usually very OCD with it.
     
  12. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Happens to the best of us
    That's why they call it an accident ;)
     
  13. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020

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    Sorry to hear of your misfortune.
     
  14. Vundu thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Will it be a factory restored one I get? If so do they look new as in no scratches etc.?
     
  15. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I would think it would be a new one
    Someone who has done this will be better able to answer though
     
  16. Irish Rose macrumors 65816

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    Nope... It will be a refurbished device. ;)
     
  17. Irish Rose macrumors 65816

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    Yes, it will be a refurb. And no, it shouldn't have any scratches on it.
     
  18. Vundu thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Bit of good news. It's working again.

    Just need a front glass, how much do they charge to replace the glass?
     
  19. RossMc macrumors 65816

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    Apple charges $199 to replace the screen at the store.
     
  21. Roofy. macrumors 6502a

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    I guess.... No phone or expensive tech product should break from one drop though.
     
  22. Irish Rose macrumors 65816

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    Why is that? With the way things are build these days, unless it\'s made of tank like material, it can and often times does break from one drop the wrong way. It\'s unfortunate but true. That said, anyone who is afraid that something like this will happen to theirs is free to use a strong case like the Otter Box defender series. Heck, even a light protection case would at least save the phone from scratches.
     
  23. iMacDragon macrumors 65816

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    Replacing the front glass would involve also replacing the screen due to them being bonded, and a very tricky disassembly job, so they just replace the whole phone on those, either way price would be the same. The back glass is a very easy to replace separate piece, hence the lower price.
     
  24. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

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    My condolences.

    I dropped my first iPhone on the second day I had it, and put a dent in the corner.
     

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