What makes one ineligible for the out-of-warranty repalcement

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by tpxdmd, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. tpxdmd macrumors newbie

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    My iphone (3G 16GB) went from being awesome to terrible, in a very short span of time.

    My warranty ended at the beginning of January. A couple of weeks later, my vibrator died. So I figured fixing it myself would be the best option. And I did. But in the process I apparently injured the cable that allows me to hear out of the earpiece. So I ordered that replacement part. And now I've screwed up my LCD screen. So I'm facing the dilemma of whether or not I should just swallow my pride and go to Apple and get the replacement for $199. At this point, I would prefer to do it that way, since that means I won't screw anything else up, but I'm afraid since I opened it up and the "Do Not Remove" Sticker is gone, I might end up getting charged for the full replacement. And I don't want that. I'd rather keep trying to fix it on my own for cheaper.

    I've googled plenty and I've yet to find any definitive answer, so I am turning to this forum.

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. pcs are junk macrumors 65816

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    i think you should still be able to do it...sounds like you really screwed up. and btw, your third sentence made me laugh.
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    They should still replace it for $200 for you.
    I think as long as the phone is not destroyed and in pieces they will take it in. Its still fixable thru their refurb process. I dont think they will bother openning it to check it. Bring it in, you dont have much to lose.
     
  4. tpxdmd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh, I screwed up my poor phone big time.

    Luckily the third sentence is a phone issue, and not a separate one...
     
  5. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Make sure you let us know how it goes.

    See this: http://www.apple.com/support/iphone/service/faq/#warranty7

    From that link:
    One of the things I've wondered is about the example they give in that quote. They say nothing about a phone that is out of warranty due to date. I assume it's covered, but I'd like to see that confirmed. If they don't open your iPhone, we'll see.
     
  6. Shenaniganz08 macrumors 6502

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    they will reject your phone if you bring it to them in pieces, so make sure to put it back together before you go in ( make sure you don't have any missing pieces)
     
  7. tpxdmd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for all the help.

    I brought it in, the guy at the genius bar first suggested just upgrading to 3Gs (which he thought would be $199, but nope, not till August). He did take out back, he did open it up, and he allowed me to use the out of warranty swap.

    Expensive lesson to learn, but I need a phone.

    Thanks again.
     

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