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    Default iPhone 5 cracked screen need help

    Cracked screen iphone 5 only had for month and a half. No insurance and no apple care+. What can I do?

    Should note local places asking $350-$400 to repair and have to order parts.
    Last edited by rscott016; 12-03-2012 at 04:49 PM.
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    Default Re: iPhone 5 cracked screen need help

    Well, if local places are asking those prices you might as well take it to Apple or use it as is until the prices come down.
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    Default iPhone 5 cracked screen need help

    Apple is 229 so why pay 350


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    Default Re: iPhone 5 cracked screen need help

    Quote Originally Posted by rscott016 View Post
    Cracked screen iphone 5 only had for month and a half. No insurance and no apple care+. What can I do?

    Should note local places asking $350-$400 to repair and have to order parts.
    If you are not capable of replacing it yourself then your best bet is to go into your local Apple store and pay them whatever they ask. Will be cheaper than buying a new phone.
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    Default iPhone 5 cracked screen need help

    All you have is a cracked screen? Where do you live? PM me and I might be able to help you.
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    Default Re: iPhone 5 cracked screen need help

    iPhone 5 comes with a year of applecare...
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    Default Re: iPhone 5 cracked screen need help

    Quote Originally Posted by kennethkilo View Post
    iPhone 5 comes with a year of applecare...
    It doesn't come with physical damage coverage unless you pay the $99 for Apple Care+
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    Default iPhone 5 cracked screen need help

    Ya sorry about the duplicate post didn't see it at the time then right after I noticed it. The pone that's broke is a friends and I recommended going to apple which is about 45 minutes way. Just from hearing of others who have had good luck going there $229 is still better than any other options. I live in NE btw if that matters...I know someone asked.
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    Default Re: iPhone 5 cracked screen need help

    The problem in cost for cell phone repair shops. The cheapest I could find the iPhone 5 digitizer was for $149, but this is always the case for new phones regardless of manufacturer. They now they have you by your jewels unless your going to get a new phone "out of contract." I have already repaired a few of these, and nobody is ever happy with the price but I'm also below $250 for the replacement. Let me know if I can help, but Apple sounds like the way to go!
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    Default Re: iPhone 5 cracked screen need help

    The parts pool for the iPhone 5 is very shallow right now...and parts are running a premium, even with bulk orders. I have a buddy here in Atlanta that does iPhone repairs on the side to pay for bills, and he said he's having a tough time giving people a good deal because cheap parts are few and far between. Right now, if i were you and you need a screen replaced, I'd go to Apple and pony up the $229...you don't have to wait for anything because they just give you a replacement phone and send yours off to be refurbished for someone else. Makes more sense than paying a 3rd party premium money right now...screen replacement away from Apple should never exceed $150 in my opinion, but it will probably be a while before we see those low prices from the private shops because the parts just arn't out there for them to make a profit yet (in large quantity that is).
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    Default Re: iPhone 5 cracked screen need help

    Thinking you can this place to see what they charge.. I know they can fix the 4S.. so I dont know if they can fix a screen on the 5 866-929-DROP (3767)
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    Default Re: iPhone 5 cracked screen need help

    iPhone 5 comes with a year of applecare
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    Default Re: iPhone 5 cracked screen need help

    you need a tempered glass screen protector before use.
    to change a screen is expensive, consider to change a new phone.
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    Default Re: iPhone 5 cracked screen need help

    I just bought my phone and clumsy me falls out of a car with my phone in my
    Pocket and it cracks. Could anyone help me fix the front screen for a reasonable price? Please I'm in tears.
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    Default Re: iPhone 5 cracked screen need help

    Cheapest route is go to apple like everyone has said and then invest in an $80 Lifeproof case lol
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    Default Re: iPhone 5 cracked screen need help

    Quote Originally Posted by kennethkilo View Post
    iPhone 5 comes with a year of applecare...
    AppleCare - as in warranty against manufacturing defects. A broken screen is "physical damage", and is not covered in the Apple warranty. You need AppleCare+ for that.
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    Default Re: iPhone 5 cracked screen need help

    Quote Originally Posted by faland View Post
    too expensive, just buy new one.
    Too expensive? Out of contract/full price phone would be at least $649 for the 16GB model. $649 > $229. #justsaying
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    Default iPhone 5 cracked screen need help

    Quote Originally Posted by Fausty82 View Post
    Too expensive? Out of contract/full price phone would be at least $649 for the 16GB model. $649 > $229. #justsaying
    I think some people don't understand you can't buy it for $200 all the home, and that's only an upgrade/contract price. I hear it from people all the time when they hear about used phone prices.
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