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Hi, I have 8gb iPhone 3G that I normally keep in a case that protects the screen. For some crazy weird reason I took the case off that day and...
04-08-2009, 08:01 AM #1
Daaamn, I broke my iPhone screen :( What can I do now and what options do I have ?
I have 8gb iPhone 3G that I normally keep in a case that protects the screen. For some crazy weird reason I took the case off that day and kept the iphone naked for the rest of the day. Went to pick up my mom from work and as I was getting out, the phone slips out of my sweatpants pocket and hits the concrete face-first. After picking it up, I immediately noticed the screen broke. Now I have a broken-glass iPhone great. I'm pretty much addicted to this device and with this glass broken it takes away its true beauty. One drop on the concrete and the screen is broken ????? give me a break. Anyways, the phone still works like new and at this point I have a few options that I don't really know which are the best one to pick. I called ATT&APPLE and told them what happened. They say, I would have to pay $199 to get a refurbished iPhone from them. I'd also have to send them my iPhone. The rep. told me it takes 6 weeks for them to fix a broken glass. 6 FREAKING WEEKS
So, I lose my phone and I have to pay $199 AGAIN, this time for a refurbished phone. I mean, is this the only SAFE option...? How reliable are these refurbished iphones ?
2ND option I have is purchasing the material needed to fix the broken screen. I have no idea how to do this myself or where to get all the necessarily parts & tools. This probably is the best option if you want to save money and keep your phone, but the process is complicating as hell, at least to me.
And the 3rd, final option which I'm not a big fan of is, I can keep my phone the way it is, and accept the broken screen. It's not shattered or anything like that. Just a line that is visible. Other than this, the phone works just like when I first got it.
Is there a place where someone can fix the broken glass people who own iphone suffered.??
04-08-2009, 08:24 AM #2
hi, u can go PDAparts: iPhone Service, iPhone Repair, Broken iPhone, iPhone Parts & iPhone LCD and buy the screen or digitizer, whichever is cracked and they are cheap just 29-39 dollars.
and they have a video on how to replace the screen and there are a lot of vids on youtube.
or if it is just a small scratch that u can live with then just keep it the same way.
i have one on my screen on top that is very light and with the screen protector on it's barely visisble.(someone kicked a football at my hand while talking on my iPhone. i hated how it looks and wanted to buy a new screen but soon i forgot about it):P lol
but if u cant live with it then just buy one from pdaparts.com
or maybe u can send it to a member here to fix for u????
Last edited by Miro89; 04-08-2009 at 08:24 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
04-08-2009, 10:36 AM #3
Id say keep it and say "FU" to apple. It's an easy $40-$60 fix. If you have common sense and you're not a total "me tarzan, you jane" guy, you'll be able to figure out how to replace the screen. Best of Luck to you
Last edited by theguy386; 04-08-2009 at 10:41 AM.
04-08-2009, 06:31 PM #4
Yeah the part (glass and digitizer as 1 piece) is less than $30 on ebay. You CANT replace just the glass, have to buy the piece that includes the digitizer.
Then, you'll need the adhesive meant for the job....which is around $6 and can be ordered online also.
The screen assembly is removed from the phone, you will need to pull the LCD out then rip off the old glass/digi (sorta a pain but very do-able)....clean the frame removing any leftover "goo" and apply the new.
04-08-2009, 08:32 PM #5
I broke my screen and took it to apple and they gave me a whole new iphone!!!
04-08-2009, 09:32 PM #6
Walk in to the apple store and say that the screen was fine before you went to bed and when you woke up you smelled something burning and then your screen made a popping noise and cracked.
Let us know how that works for ya.
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04-05-2011, 11:57 PM #12
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