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My iPhone is wrecked :-(

Discussion in 'Home Cinema, Hi-Fi and Gadgets' started by jdp1962, Jun 24, 2012.

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    [Jun 24, 2012]
    I dropped it on the pavement this morning. When I picked it, fearing it might have a few scratches, I was horrified to see the screen was shattered right across. It still works, but the screen is a complete write-off.

    Has anyone experienced something similar, and if so, how costly will it be to get fixed?
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    [Jun 24, 2012]
    Check out YouTube for tips to replace the screen
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    I've just looked at a YouTube video. It's encouraging that the screen can be replaced, but no way will I attempt that myself. I don't have the dexterity or the eyesight for such fine work.
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    I took my girlfriends in to a little shop and they replaced it good as new for £75. Had the back of my phone fixed at the same time, and that cost £15. It literally took 15 minutes.
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    [Jun 24, 2012]
    Where was this? I'm not far from the Medway towns.
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    [Jun 24, 2012]
    A little shop in Maidstone, I think it was called sims4u.
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    [Jun 24, 2012]
    Apple charge around 130 as a last resort maybe if it's under a year old you could get a new one under warranty? From apple
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    [Jun 25, 2012]
    That'll be my first strategy.
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    [Jun 26, 2012]
    Unfortunately it's not a manufacturing defect, it's accidental damage.

    Warranties won't cover that, if you have insurance on it, then put in a claim.

    If not, just bite the bullet and get it repaired.
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    [Jun 28, 2012]
    That's what I did in the end. The Apple Store in Bluewater exchanged it for £119. I called my home & contents insurer who said they would meet the claim, but as I have a £100 excess, it wasn't worth it for £19.
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    [Jun 28, 2012]
    That's good business for apple, helps people with no insurance or warranty to replace their phones reasonably cheap. And I'm sure they make a tidy profit refurbishing the old ones and doing the same again.
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    [Jun 28, 2012]
    There is an unlocking kiosk on one of the walkways in Bluewater that offers to replace the screen for £74.99. But the phone is only seven months old, and I didn't want to invalidate the warranty.
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    [Jul 1, 2012]
    And now that I have bought a clear pvc skin to protect it, the phone no longer fits into my Brodit dash-mount!

    Grrrrr!!!!!
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    [Jul 1, 2012]
    NEW one lol

    More like refurbished, rubbish.

    I am on my 4th refurbished phone from apple after taking mine in with a problem less than 4 weeks ago.

    Apple quality control is ****e!
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    [Aug 3, 2012]
    I've replaced my screen twice on my old 3gs and once on my 4

    The 3gs is simple but you have to use an iron to get the old screen off the digitiser, with the iPhone 4 you should get the digitiser with a new screen for about £20 off ebay and they're really good quality :) not too difficult to fix either :)

    If you need any more info, message me.

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    [Aug 8, 2012]
    Is that the back of your iPhone casing you mean? Mine has shattered and been meaning to get it fixed but hesitant as I didn't expect it to be so cheap...?
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