Should I get it repaired? Or just buy a new one?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Inkllicious, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. Inkllicious macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2011
    I'm looking for my cheaper option here, but..
    On my iPhone 3G,
    The headphone jack is fried, and doesn't play audio.
    The slider switch broke at one point, was replaced, but malfunctions.
    The home button does not work.
    The unit doesn't charge unless turned off.
    A connector for the microphone, dock, and external speaker doesn't always stay in place, it pops off. (Internally, requiring me to open the phone and re-seat it 24/7)
    Its old. (3G)
    The external speaker makes a "Click" sound everytime it powers on or off.

    Which would be more expensive? a 3Gs/4 or just repairing my 3G?
  2. troop231 macrumors 603

    Jan 20, 2010
    Just get a cheap GoPhone at Walmart for $15 until the iPhone 5 comes out in a month or two.
  3. Qoo macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2010
    Wait until September for the iphone 5, personal opinion 'iphone 5 is coming out shortly, why not go with the iphone 5 instead of 3GS/4'
  4. edk99 macrumors 6502a

    May 27, 2009
    For $199 you can get an iPhone 5 in less then 2 months or for $99 an iPhone 4 (of course these are contract prices). Find a cheap $50 phone on ebay for the intern.

    I would not consider trying to fix the 3g with all the problems you just described.
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    I wouldnt waste money trying to fix an iphone 3G. And yours looks like its got everything wrong with it:D
    Just wait till the new comes out or get an iphone 4.
  6. YEEZY macrumors member

    Jul 29, 2011
    I think it's worth it to get the new phone, just so it'll be hassle free and hopefully built better too.

    If you do need a temporary phone, get a pre-paid and "buy-as-you-go".
  7. troop231 macrumors 603

    Jan 20, 2010
  8. Inkllicious thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2011
    Oh I have other phones around, and the iPhone is still in.. semi, working condition. Its just with these restrictions that its esentially useless. Games crash on it due to ram restrictions, IOS 4.2.1 is ****, and I'm stuck at 3.1.3.. Its just an endless list.. Sometimes my ultrasn0w unlock breaks, too..
  9. Agent-P macrumors 68030


    Dec 5, 2009
    The Tri-State Area
    Wow, that iPhone has been shown so much love (unless you're just abusing it lol). My opinion would be to use another phone in the mean time and then pick up the iPhone 5 when it comes out.
  10. Inkllicious thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2011
    Nope. normal wear and tear.. :s
  11. icewing macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2008
    St Louis
    It's supposed to do that. Hey, look at the bright side, one less thing that's wrong.! ;)
  12. ~Ks383~ macrumors 6502

    Jul 6, 2011
    You are referring to the sound when you lock and unlock your phone, right? Yes that is normal. I think he is saying that the speaker makes a clicking noise when the unit is powering down completely and being turned back on. That is not normal.

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