Would changing the color of my iPhone 5 void the warranty

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by britneyfan, May 11, 2013.

  1. britneyfan macrumors 6502

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    I called a repair place and they said that they could "drop" by black iphone into a white one for $99 even though it has a slight ding on it. I mean, I really want a white iphone 5 and this sounds like my best (least expensive) bet. But I don't want to not be able to get a replacement with in my one year limited warranty if something goes wrong with the device.

    Also, what happens if I drop it and it cracks in that new casing and I go to Apple?

    Thanks for answering my questions in advance!
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    If it isn't the colour the serial number says it is, it will be voided.
     
  3. britneyfan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks.
    So in that case, how much will an out of warranty replacement be?
     
  4. inselstudent macrumors 6502a

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    for an iphone 5 the fee is $199 I think. regardless, it's very likely that you won't be able to get any kind of warranty for your phone after replacing the cover. it's called OOW service, but it's still apple's decision whether they consider your phone eligible for it.
     
  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed.

    OP, I'm not sure why you thought changing out parts wouldn't void your warranty.
     
  6. britneyfan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So I would probably have to pay full retail price if anything went wrong?

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    Did I ever say I thought changing out parts would void my warranty?
     
  7. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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  8. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020

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    Getting your phone repaired in the first place will void your warranty.
     
  9. charlituna macrumors G3

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    Nothing, cause if you have someone replace the screen etc like that is tampering and you void all right to any service, paid or non.
     
  10. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    They don't touch modified devices.

    It might look like a normal iPhone, but once they pull up the device on their system, they will notice that the phone is suppose to be black.
     
  11. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    Once you modify your iPhone you are totally on your own as far as servicing it if anything ever goes wrong. Apple won't touch it.
     
  12. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Just curious. If your above statement is true…why did you buy a black iPhone?
     
  13. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Touch the phone in any way by you or a third party BAM! warranty void. Apple is pretty serious about that. End of discussion. Yes you want to read that thread where Apple noticed fingerprints inside and denied repair. OK.

    But hey, u got the dough, u want it pretty, go4rit.
     
  14. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    for the record, the out of warranty cost for an iphone 5 is $229.
     

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