what to do if back glass cracked?

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  1. saucy1360 macrumors regular

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    I just dropped my phone no more than two feet (WITH A BUMPER ON) and the back is completely cracked. what can I do? there's got to be some way to replace it.
     
  2. Dammit Cubs macrumors 68000

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    stickers

    lots of stickers.

    if you they question you. Say "because I love stickers MAN!!!!"
     
  3. dmx macrumors 6502

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    $199 at the Apple store for a replacement phone, or if you want to replace it yourself (voiding your warranty) try iFixIt.com... I'm guessing they probably have the replacement backs available
     
  4. s8film40 macrumors 6502

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    I think dropping it voids the warranty anyways.
     
  5. broncopde macrumors 6502

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    I believe I heard that the back glass is not too difficult to replace. Definitely check with iFixit. And then get a solid case.
     
  6. TeamDNA macrumors 6502

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    NOOO.. dont go through apple.. contact this guy he is great at repairing phones iphones.. and has been doing it for YEARS

    richsiphonerepair.com check it out.. he does iphone 4s too.. just go to the site and email him.. he is CHEAP and does GREAT work
     
  7. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    You get a new one anyway, for $199. They're not going to repair it.

    If you have bought it using a CC with purchase protection plan (e.g. Amex), file a claim to get reimbursed the $199.
     
  8. FWW macrumors regular

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    Grab a replacement on eBay, there are plenty. The back is the FIRST part off in the teardown... Takes 60 seconds and 2 screws to replace.
     
  9. melterx12 macrumors 6502a

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    go to the apple store and complain and raise hell about how you dropped it from only 2 feet with a bumper on and say how the bumper is useless and demand a replacement free. if the refuse pay the $199 fee.

    also you can try to buy a replacement back off ebay or something, put that on and keep it or replace it.
     
  10. Hellishness macrumors 65816

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    Wait for someone to make nice ones in awesome colors. I want red enough to drop my iPhone 4 lol.
     
  11. antok86 macrumors member

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    would it be easy for apple to just replace the back glass with something else..maybe metal or plastic
     
  12. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    maybe a 3rd party, but apple wont have or make anything like that.
     
  13. saucy1360 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I only see them for over $145? could you link me?


    emailed rich, hopefully he can help.
     
  14. chakraj macrumors 65816

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    What kind of floor did it land on? How hard did it fall? Oh and do you wish you never got it or do you still love it.
    I am starting to get a little worried...
     
  15. saucy1360 thread starter macrumors regular

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    fell on concrete, from maybe a foot and a half/two foot, flat on it's back with a bumper on.
     
  16. theturtle macrumors 6502a

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    so the glass didn't even actually touch the ground? (cause of the bumper)
     
  17. saucy1360 thread starter macrumors regular

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  18. xmtgx macrumors regular

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    I saw some wooden ones, they were selling for 120 bucks each, nice though
     
  19. saucy1360 thread starter macrumors regular

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    so doing this through rich will cost me around $110 with tax... can anyone link me to replacement back panels on eBay? or give me a cheaper solution?
     
  20. s8film40 macrumors 6502

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    It might be a good idea to wait a few weeks and see if some companies start making back panels. Once enough of these start being made by third party companies they will probably end up being pretty cheap.
     
  21. sheppy1 macrumors 6502a

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    Sucks dude, I just dropped mine about 3 feet on to laminate flooring, it landed backside down and it didn't crack AND I don't have a case or bumper on, guess I got lucky eh
     
  22. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Too bad you didn't use an Amex (or equivalent) card because it would've cost you a grand total of $0, as you're within the 90 day period.
     
  23. barroE macrumors newbie

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