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iPhone 6(S)(+) Repairing an iphone 6 by an independent party OUTSIDE of Apple Service ?

EricaV

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So I sent in my iphone 6 to get battery service. Mind you, I am already waiting for a settlement in the class action lawsuit regarding the iphone 6 model. Apple responds by telling me they cannot fix my battery because the the "main logic board" needs to be repaired first- for $300 bloody dollars. They refused to give me any more information about the repair needs. So I paid them $65 dollars for the privilege of having them tell me to pay $300 more for basic service on an old phone that has already been the subject of litigation ?

My question- does anyone know where I can get the "main logic board" fixed on an iphone 6 by someone independent outside of Apple ? I live in central Denver CO and I am trying to determine whether it is even worth trying to fix this phone. I will probably laugh out loud when I find out the amount of the claim I am supposed to receive from the lawsuit !!

Any and all help appreciated.
 

BugeyeSTI

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It’s not worth fixing your phone. For the cost of having someone do a board level repair to your unsupported iPhone 6 you could purchase a used iPhone 7 which is still supported by Apple and a much better phone in all respects...
 
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EricaV

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It’s not worth fixing your phone. For the cost of having someone do a board level repair to your unsupported iPhone 6 you could purchase a used iPhone 7 which is still supported by Apple and a much better phone in all respects...


Thanks for being honest !! I'm anticipating Apple will give me about $1.98 from this Iphone 6 lawsuit, which also seems to involve iphone 7 and 7 plus
 

BugeyeSTI

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Thanks for being honest !! I'm anticipating Apple will give me about $1.98 from this Iphone 6 lawsuit, which also seems to involve iphone 7 and 7 plus
Well ideally I would suggest the new iPhone SE2 for $399 as this choice would give you a vastly superior device that will last a long time over the iPhone 6S, 7 or 8. You didn’t mention your budget so $400 plus tax might not be what you’re willing to spend..
 

EricaV

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I concur with Bugeye. It is better to get a newer phone, than sink more money into your current phone. Newer technology and a fresh Apple warranty would be an improvement, in my opinion.

Thanks- I see I can get a refurbed iphone 8 for about $200 and change, no apple warranty though.

I've always gotten good use out of my outdated Apple iphones, it's a bummer that this thing is just a useless lemon. As I said earlier.... it will probably be laughable what the settlement pays !!
 

now i see it

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Don't put any money into the iPhone 6.
Any third party repair shop will charge you more than what it's worth. You could buy a used broken 6 on eBay for parts to fix yours - but the cost of that ($20) Plus repair labor wouldn't be worth it. I've seen fair condition used iPhone 6 get auctioned on eBay for $29. Working phone.

As far as that settlement money you think you'll be getting from some class action lawsuit — don't hold your breath for that. If it does ever get paid out years from now, I bet you'll get less than $20.
 
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EricaV

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appreciate this. I think you are being generous with the $20 !! I still think it's hilarious that apple wanted to charge me $300 to fix it. I told them so, not that they care.

Thanks again !
 

EricaV

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Well ideally I would suggest the new iPhone SE2 for $399 as this choice would give you a vastly superior device that will last a long time over the iPhone 6S, 7 or 8. You didn’t mention your budget so $400 plus tax might not be what you’re willing to spend..

Appreciate that. My current phone is an iphone 8 and I'm in no hurry to upgrade it. These other phones would all be for temporary SIM card use or to give to my Mom (but iphone 6 is clearly not even functional enough for that).

What do you like about the SE2 ? Eventually I will upgrade from my 8.
 

ericwn

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I would not invest more time in an iPhone 6. Technology has moved on quite a bit. The SE carries the torch of the old fashioned iPhone with fingerprint reader and all current internals for a good price.

I’d stay away from anything “refurbished “ that wasn’t refurbished by Apple.
 

BugeyeSTI

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Appreciate that. My current phone is an iphone 8 and I'm in no hurry to upgrade it. These other phones would all be for temporary SIM card use or to give to my Mom (but iphone 6 is clearly not even functional enough for that).

What do you like about the SE2 ? Eventually I will upgrade from my 8.
Modern/most recent chipset, better camera and camera software, longer support, great price and reliable iPhone 8 design to name a few strong points.. I’m sure others can chime in with other improvements over previous iPhones...
 
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