so i cracked my glass screen now what?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by cowsrus, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. cowsrus macrumors 6502

    Mar 17, 2008
    i have a iphone 3g 16gb and i have cracked the glass on it

    i was just living with it but it got cracked by a lock hiting it directly below the home button and now the bits of glass are falling off

    i need to get it repaired because the glass is about to fall off where the touch screen starts and i dont want to leave that unprotected

    i was thinking mission repair but what are your suggestions?
  2. doobi18 macrumors 6502

    Dec 31, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
  3. ricgnzlzcr macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2005
    Do you have any experience with Mission Repair? Sounds like a good deal, but I can't find many reviews for them that don't seem to be done by their own people.
  4. kleo macrumors regular

    Feb 18, 2008
    The screens for the first generation iPhone and the new iPhone 3G are completely different. You would need to buy a glass screen replacement designed for the new iPhone 3G!!!
  5. cowsrus thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 17, 2008
    ya the 3g are easier to replace cause the glass and digitizer are seperate pieces now

    anybody no how much apple costs to repair it? i no its cheaper than the the 2g cause that was 250 ause they were replacing the digitizer too
  6. calvy macrumors 65816

    Sep 17, 2007
    Call up Apple and ask them. I wouldn't be shocked if it is still 250. Because I don't think they actually repair the phone, they just replace it for you. But I can't say for sure.
  7. ntrigue macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    $250 at Apple. I have used Mission Repair and they were quite fast!
  8. Bankerts macrumors member

    Sep 8, 2008
    I was at Genius Bar today and the guy next to me was quoted 199 for another iPhone 3G to replace his cracked-screen one. No idea if his was an 8GB or a 16GB.
  9. iCantwait macrumors 65816


    Sep 3, 2007
    Melbourne, Australia
  10. kleo macrumors regular

    Feb 18, 2008
    since when do we allow all this crappy sight pimpin???
  11. majordude macrumors 68020


    Apr 28, 2007
    Well, iFixIt is "real". Excellent guides.
  12. swr2000 macrumors member

    Aug 21, 2008
  13. cleanflix macrumors newbie

    Dec 16, 2002
    My Wife Dropped Hers Today from about Three Feet and Shattered It

    I got my wife's 8g through my moms account and switched it to her account because she wasn't eligible for the discount in July. She is eligible for the discount now so I called ATT and she can buy a new one for $199. Cracked 8G's are going for about $250-$300 on ebay. That's where this one is going. I called apple and they wanted $199 to repair it. Do it your self seems to cost about $55-70 but it voids warranty.
  14. TSX macrumors 68030


    Oct 1, 2008
    Thats why i bought my phone at Best Buy they offer insurance on the iphone.
  15. tbird2340 macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2008
    I had mine a whole 24 hours before it got a crack.. Looking on ebay, like you said, they are going for over $300!

    So, I have a 2 year AT&T contract now with a broken phone.. If I sold my iPhone on eBay could I just buy another one at AT&T since I have a contract with them already?
  16. eplchamps0304 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 31, 2008
    you can but it will cost you more than the 199/299.
  17. unixfool macrumors 6502a

    Jan 21, 2006
    Northern VA
    I fail to see how the SITES are crappy...they're helping people, not pimping. One of those SITES is all over these forums...kinda late now to be complaining about it. :rolleyes:
  18. mr-macintosh macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2008
    I would say your best bet is to do it yourself, watch the guides on youtube it doesnt seem extremely complicated and it's no more than $40
  19. interesting macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2008
    one might consider takign a pair of pliers and breaking out the silent ringer switch. That is something that they will replace your whole phone for. You could say that you were living with the crack but the switch was a manufacturer defect....
  20. tbird2340 macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2008
    Yea, I am up to that .. Yesterday when I was researching it I thought I read it was a nightmare to do.. After seeing the glass+digitizer for $50 on eBay (|66:2|65:12|240:1308&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14) I may do it myself..

    I do beileve you have to get both the glass and the digitizer, right? I was reading on mission repair's site that it's impossible to remove the digitizer from the glass so if one would just buy the glass it would not fix it.
  21. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 4, 2003
    These guys are awesome.

    Apple quoted me $700 plus labor, with a 10-14 day turn-around for a repair on my Powerbook that Core Care fixed in three days for about $150 out-the-door. :)

    Even if you don't live near them, you can mail it to them. It's worth at least calling for a quote either way.
  22. branjosef macrumors 6502a


    Oct 18, 2007
    I was able to get my iphone replaced at the apple store. They were kind enough to waive the att fees so I could get a new phone for $299. They even let me keep my old phone stating it couldnt be repaired (i would beg to differ)

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