Out of warranty 3G iPhone screen replacement

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iphone4champ, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. iphone4champ macrumors member

    Aug 5, 2010
    Just wondering if anyone knows how much it may cost to have a iPhone 3G display replaced. I want to get it fixed and give it to my son.
  2. PsstGreek macrumors 68040


    Oct 21, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    I've seen cellphone repair shops charge up to $89 to replace the screen. Apple might still offer to replace your 3GS with a refurbished unit.
  3. Tones2, Jul 25, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2012

    Tones2 macrumors 65816

    Jan 8, 2009
    Apple usually charges $149 for replacing any prior-to-4S phone that is broken for ANY reason with a refurbished phone and will do it right at the store if they have it in stock (they usually do), but you have to give them your old phone (which they usually refurbish and use for someone else's replacement). A screen replacement from another source is usually $70 - $90 and you have to wait.
  4. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    This also depends on if you tampered with anything inside the phone. If you are in or out of warranty and have messed with anything in the inside a lot of times they will not help you. You will not be offered the out of warranty repairs and would have to buy a new phone or go elsewhere. I know this b.c I have bought a phone on craiglist before where the person tampered with the back panel....I was prepared to pay apple $200 for a new phone (out of warranty cost) and b.c it was "tampered" with they said sorry.
  5. Tones2 macrumors 65816

    Jan 8, 2009
    True. I'm assuming he did not tamper with it. :)

    $149 is a good deal since on ebay the 3G is still selling for over $200. However, if he is signing a new contract for his son, it's probably better to get a FREE 3GS than to get a refurbished 3G for $149.
  6. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    that is why i was going to try and get a cheap 4S haha. I ended up replacing the back panel and front panel myself for $200 anyways :)
  7. ann713 macrumors 65816

    Nov 30, 2008
    You'll be able to find local places that should do it for around $30-$40. Look for cell phone repair shops that specializes in fixing iPhones. I was able to get sibling's 3GS replaced this way.
  8. BiggAW macrumors 68030

    Jun 19, 2010
    Not worth it. Too old and obsolete at this point. Get him an iPod or something off Ebay. Or an iPod off ebay.
  9. billinaz macrumors 6502


    Sep 11, 2008
    Goodyear AZ.... for now.
    Check out craigslist. If its just the scrnot the LCD you ahould be able to get it replaced for $20 or so...

    Ive done several of them myself.

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