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JohnR

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So my wife dropped her AW S2 about 3 feet onto the tile floor. Here's the result. Ugh. I thought the glass was tougher than that.

Hopefully I can unsync it and then, I guess toss in the garbage. :(

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HeadphoneAddict

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Sep 16, 2007
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So my wife dropped her AW S2 about 3 feet onto the tile floor. Here's the result. Ugh. I thought the glass was tougher than that.

Hopefully I can unsync it and then, I guess toss in the garbage. :(

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This is what Applecare+ is for. Sorry for your loss.

Apple might have a discounted price to replace it, like they do with out of warranty iPhones that don't turn on or are too damaged to fix.

I've seen them sell someone a refurbished white box iPhone for $249, to replace one that costs $500-800 brand new and is out of warranty.
 

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So my wife dropped her AW S2 about 3 feet onto the tile floor. Here's the result. Ugh. I thought the glass was tougher than that.

But it is glass as you mentioned, so it is susceptible to being damaged. The same could’ve happened to any other watch, because it did hit a hard surface and it depends on the angle the watch lands on. I think others seem to believe that the Apple Watch should survive falls, but it really depends how the watch lands more than anything and the surface type it lands on.
 

JonnyBlaze

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May 5, 2008
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Sorry this has happened. One point though, but please don’t literally toss it in the garbage... take it to Apple. Even if they don’t help you out, they will recycle/dispose of it correctly as per electrical waste rules.
 

SDColorado

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So my wife dropped her AW S2 about 3 feet onto the tile floor. Here's the result. Ugh. I thought the glass was tougher than that.

Hopefully I can unsync it and then, I guess toss in the garbage. :(

It looks like you can have an out of warranty screen replacement done on the S2 Aluminum for $229. The series 2 is still perfectly useable. It might be a better option than throwing it away and replacing it?
 

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It looks like you can have an out of warranty screen replacement done on the S2 Aluminum for $229. The series 2 is still perfectly useable. It might be a better option than throwing it away and replacing it?

A better option would be to research the market value versus the net worth of the watch. You have to factor the overall cost of the watch versus what it cost to have the display replaced. A -mint- (Including good) condition 42 MM Series 2 sport Apple Watch on Swappa currently sells for $175, there’s no way I would recommend paying $230 to have a screen replacement, when they’re not even selling/worth nearly close to what Apple is charging.

https://swappa.com/listing/view/LRQT21512
 
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athletejmv

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Sorry this has happened. One point though, but please don’t literally toss it in the garbage... take it to Apple. Even if they don’t help you out, they will recycle/dispose of it correctly as per electrical waste rules.

Worst case scenario, sell it on eBay.
 
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