Long-term use with cracked screen? Or replace!

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Roy G Biv, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. Roy G Biv macrumors 6502

    Roy G Biv

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    My year-old 5g Touch's screen finally shattered after its last fall. I'm deciding whether to pay Apple or someone to replace the screen or to put that money toward a refurb. Any ideas on screen replacement cost?

    Or, if I just keep it as is, might the screen eventually blacken and die?

    Or, might shards of glass come off and slice an artery?
     

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  2. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    Find out the replacement cost and find out a screen replacement cost. Google will be your best friend with this one.
     
  3. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    A colleague used a broken iPhone 4 for two years; no problem. Beside the cosmetic impact.

    To protect your artery you could add a protective foil on the screen; that would keep the glass together.
     
  4. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000

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  5. Bear macrumors G3

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    Unfortunately cracked glass tends to crack even further. I suggest you use the iPod service that swordfish5736 linked to. The replacement is a refurbished unit.
     
  6. Roy G Biv thread starter macrumors 6502

    Roy G Biv

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    I just went to the Apple store and paid $149 for the replacement. My genius told me I got a new unit, not a refurb. He said they didn't have refurbs in stock. Sweet!

    Thanks for the suggestions. I will try try tin foil next time.
     
  7. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    Few thing you should definitely do:
    1)Get a protective case like an otter box or a lifeproof. A case with a lip in it.
    2) get a screen protector. Plastic or glass.
    I have this one:
    Tech Armor Apple New iPod Touch (5th / Latest Generation) HD Clear Screen Protector with Lifetime Replacement Warranty [3-Pack]
    http://amzn.com/B008XV7VTG
     
  8. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    Me? If yes your welcome.
     
  9. Roy G Biv thread starter macrumors 6502

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    He was referring to me. You're very welcome, sir.
     
  10. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    If could be either or but no problems;)
     

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