What do you do if your iPod Touch is cracked ?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by motoleo, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. motoleo, Jan 31, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2012

    motoleo macrumors 6502a


    Jan 27, 2012
    I have such an insignificant crack near the bottom, the kind you can't see with the case on. Will I be charged if I take it to the Apple store- can I do that?
  2. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    Is it under warranty? And do you know how the crack happened?
  3. motoleo thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jan 27, 2012
    I have this..

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    It slipped out of my pocket. But you can barely see the crack. It's almost microscopic.
  4. thelatinist macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2009
    Connecticut, USA
    You broke your iPhone by dropping it and you want Apple to replace it as defective? That's called fraud.
  5. Firestar macrumors 68020


    Sep 30, 2010
    221B Baker Street.
    You just let it be cracked. :confused: If it's not affecting your use of the iPod and it's only cosmetic, they won't replace it. It doesn't really matter then anyway.
  6. Aspasia macrumors 65816

    Jun 9, 2011
    Halfway between the Equator and North Pole
    Put clear tape over the crack.

    Don't know what Apple charges, but a family member dropped her 4-month old Touch and shattered the screen. She just covered the screen with clear tape (it still worked) and when she got back to Chicago, she had it repaired for $75. They did a beautiful job.

    Then we got her an Otterbox case. :)
  7. Drew89 macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2011

    First you should have an Apple technician look at it, they can give you the price for replacement. It's free to have it looked at and VERY rarely they will do a one time replacement for free. With the introduction of AppleCare+ Apple is kind of moving away from those special case scenarios for more uniform guidelines rather than case by case.

    So, have Apple check it out, they will give you the best answers. If you don't have an Apple Store near you call AppleCare, they are great people to talk to and are very kind.


    :apple: Drew
  8. acfusion29 macrumors 68040


    Nov 8, 2007

    no where did he say he was going to trick Apple into replacing it.
  9. Yamcha macrumors 68000

    Mar 6, 2008
    Actually some companies cover accidental damage, one being Asus.. I think it's worth going at the Apple store or calling to see If they can repair or replace it..
  10. Firestar macrumors 68020


    Sep 30, 2010
    221B Baker Street.
    It's not fraud if he admits that it was broken accidentally in the first place.

    I remember a forum member here who broke their screen and then handed it to the genius at the Apple Store, and the forum member dropped it, and got it replaced. Don't get any ideas.

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