My Screen Cracked! What Can I Do??

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Fazzl, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. Fazzl macrumors 6502a


    Aug 13, 2007
    My Screen cracked on my iPhone and im freaking out. What can I do ?
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Pay Apple $249 to get it fixed. And be more careful next time.
  3. snook911 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 13, 2007
    Yorba Linda, CA
    And pay the $125 to square trade for full accidental insurance for 3 years.:D
  4. Bossx20 macrumors newbie

    Jun 28, 2004
    take it to the genius bar and hope they are empathetic.

    the corner of mine cracked monday. took it to the genius bar (austin - barton creek) and after a couple of minutes of convincing, they acknowledged they could repair it for free. they let me know i was lucky, and this is only "a one time thing".

    today, i picked it up at the store. it was a brand new iphone.
  5. Fazzl thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Aug 13, 2007
    Damn. Its lame. I got a belkin case and the damn case is defective because its way to loose so the phone just slid out while i was walking and the screen cracked on the concrete.
  6. anubis macrumors 6502a

    Feb 7, 2003
    Earlier this morning I backed my Acura TL into a pole. I called Honda and asked them to send me a new car for free. Can you BELIEVE they had the audacity to tell me that I would have to pay for the repairs myself? Honda's really going to start losing customers with that kind of attitude. I mean I'd expect to have to pay for the repairs for a Corolla, but this is a $35k car we're talking about here!
  7. Fazzl thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Aug 13, 2007
    The thing was that it wasnt my fault. I didnt drop the phone. The case was defective so it didnt keep the phone secure.
  8. jecapaga macrumors 601


    Jul 1, 2007
    Southern California
    my case was defective as well imo in that it scratched the phone all up. Sucks to buy a protective device and to have it actually play a part in actual damage.
  9. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

    May 2, 2005
    Still accidental damage. If you really want, call the case company and ask them what they'll do about it, but I wouldn't hold my breath...
  10. calculus Guest


    Dec 12, 2005
    If the case was defective then you should be talking to the people who sold you it.
  11. Fazzl thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Aug 13, 2007
    The case company is Belkin, i sent them an email as well.
  12. thomasfxlt macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2005
    That truly sucks. My inCase is sloppy now as well. I'm searching for it's replacement. So far the device is yet to leave my pocket "caseless". It's way to slick to handle without something.
  13. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

    Jun 20, 2007

    (I'm so glad it is only $249. I expected apple to charge more but now won't feel quite as much like crop if I drop it.)
  14. earnjam macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2007
    North Carolina
    Just take it to the Acura Genius Bar...I hear they are replacing them for free as long as you caused the damage.
  15. pixlnet macrumors member

    Mar 14, 2006
    I think you can buy a replacement glass and touchscreen from a repair company. If you're on the might be the best thing to do. Otherwise....put the thing on your homeowners insurance or get squaretrade insurance.
  16. Fazzl thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Aug 13, 2007
    Im sending it in for service. Can anyone tell me how to back up the device?
  17. Twinkie macrumors regular

    Feb 9, 2005
    Milford, MI
    I tried that yesterday after reading some posts here, and the guy told me that I would have to pay out of pocket, and that I'd have to rent a car while my Acura is being fixed!!!

    I don't know what kind of shenanigans they're trying to pull over there, but I told that guy that I AM VERY IMPORTANT and that I most assuredly would not be leaving until they gave me a new car.

    You'd think that would have shown him that I am a loyal Acura buyer and that he wasn't dealing with a consumer who was going to take it lying down, but no, he went and called the police.

  18. AJsAWiz macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2007
    Well you could pour salt in the wound . . . uh, er crack :D

    Seriously, I'd take it back to the Apple Store to see what they'll do.

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