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Thread: spider web =[
12-29-2008, 11:21 PM #1spider web =[
Hey guys, terrible news..I just spider webbed the screen my 3G iPhone. I had it in the incase belt clip, that was a velcro, not magnetic. The velcro didnt stick cuz I had it for a while and my iPhone fell out and smacked the conrete face first. I cracked about the top 1/3 of the screen.
Any body know whats the deal on getting this fixed? I called Apple as soon as it happended and the gentleman told it was going to cost about $199 "maybe less" and that i would get a free replacement phone for free while mine is getting fixed.
I then went to the Apple store and they told me that there are just going to sell me a new model for $299. But do I stil get to keep my old one?
Also i believe i broke one of the senors next to the earpiece because when i go to call and put to my ear and the pull it away the screen doesnt come back on.
Im Pissed.. Anybody know what to do?
12-29-2008, 11:35 PM #2
IF its simply the glass....the part which includes a new digi is about $40-$50. That is, if you know how to replace it.
And what Apple is talking about is considered an "out of warranty" exchange. Yes, they keep the old one and give you a new (refurbished) one.
12-30-2008, 01:28 AM #3
any other suggestions?
12-30-2008, 07:04 AM #4
Sucks man. "T Pain Music playing in the background"... you've officially been chopped and screeweed ewwwweeed...ewwwwed. ewwwweed you've offically been chopped and screweeed.Android user suffering from iPhone withdraw.
12-30-2008, 07:29 AM #5
ifixit.com will help you. They have the parts and tools that you would need to fix your iphone and they have instructions on how to do it.
12-30-2008, 04:27 PM #6
do i need just the lcd? or the digitizer as well?
The front glass is cracked, the sensor isnt working properly, when i want to end a call the screen doesnt come back on. Thats part of the digitizer, correct?
12-30-2008, 04:30 PM #7
The glass and digitizer can be bought as one assembly in several places like ebay for between $30-$50.
The digitizer gives the screen its "touch" function.
12-30-2008, 05:18 PM #8
Make an appointment at another Apple Store. Say it is for another reason. Then when handing the phone to the genuis bar tech fumble it on purpose. When it hits the ground act pissed and lose your sh!t. Then laugh on your way out of the store with a new phone.
12-30-2008, 05:21 PM #9
Hmmm, I dunno....to close to screwing yourself for me.
Apple wont replace a phone if the screen is cracked up. They (like any other "store") will consider it broken by the user.
If anyone has gotten Apple to replace their phone with a busted glass on it....they got an extremely nice "genius" that was feeling very "giving" that day.
12-30-2008, 05:23 PM #10
You have to make it look like the Genius dropped it!
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12-30-2008, 05:37 PM #13
^I would love to watch someone do that.....
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12-30-2008, 08:30 PM #16
Lol, you should use a suggestion made in a previous thread.
Walk in the Apple store, slip and fall on your iPhone. Scream in pain and say your liver hurts. Tell them you won't sue if they replace your iPhone 3G and give you an extra pair of headphones.Android user suffering from iPhone withdraw.
12-30-2008, 08:34 PM #17
12-30-2008, 08:52 PM #18
You got that from Friday, great movie.Android user suffering from iPhone withdraw.
12-30-2008, 08:57 PM #19