New Glass Replacement Procedure At Apple Stores

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  1. dissdnt macrumors 65816

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    My gf brought her iPhone into the Apple Store to have them look at what we thought was a few dead pixels. Anyway the Genius told us it was just dust and that they would replace the phone. Then he stopped and said, no wait we have a new procedure for this issue which is to replace the glass on the premises.

    So he went in the back, came back 5 min later and it was all set.

    In general a swap would be nice, but this was actually pretty cool.

    I think anyone who has dust, scratch or even a nasty crack might get a break at an apple store since they can do it there instead of swapping or sending it out.

    Just wanted to pass on the info.
     
  2. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    Just the glass? Or the whole screen? I brought mine in for bad light leaks last week and they replaced my screen ( go figure ) and of course it didn't fix it. Haha
     
  3. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    I've taken the iPhone apart to get dust out. It's a very easy thing to do. Anyone can do it.
     
  4. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    Something I would be more than happy to try once I'm no longer under AppleCare.
     
  5. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    Which is perfectly fine. I was pretty nervous about doing it to my own iPhone, but it was very easy and Apple can't tell that I've taken it apart.
     
  6. macfearless macrumors regular

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    wouldn't mind explaining or linking to a tutorial on that, would you? sounds like exactly what i need to do.
     
  7. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    They probably don't want any more iPhones because they want to empty their stock or something
     
  10. mavis macrumors 68040

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 3G (white): Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/7A300g Safari/525.20)

    Funny how that works, isn't it?

    I had started noticing a little haziness under my iMac's glass lately but was paranoid about removing the entire front glass panel. I finally decided to give it a go yesterday morning, and what do you know! It's actually really easy to do.

    So yeah - I think I'll try taking care of dust in my iPhone myself next time, rather than mess with trying to exchange it again.
     
  11. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    Here's a better one with pics and for anything on the phone, not just the screen. :)

    http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Device/iPhone_3G
     
  12. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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  14. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    I didn't miss it, but he wanted to know how to get the dust out.
     
  15. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    Which is why I linked to all the guides, one is called Display...
     

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