3G screen repair.
I have a 3G iphone that needs outer screen repair. The LCD and touch capability are fine, but I just need an outside screen. Obviously, Apple won't repair it, and just want me to buy a new phone, so I was just wondering if this has happened to anyone before, how they handled it, and if you sent it away to get it fixed which place is the best, considering that'll be what I have to do.
- 09-19-2008, 03:26 PM #2
I don't know about a place that you could send your iPhone into to get it repaired but if you're not squeamish about opening up your phone and getting your hands dirty then this site will definitely help you: (sorry, url was removed because I don't have enough posts. Really weird. PM me if you want it or I will edit it back into this post once I have enough posts under my belt.)
They give you a walkthrough of how to dismantle all the components in an iPhone. If you go to their store section they also offer replacement screens, face plates, etc. This probably means that you will have to do a self install although I haven't investigated if they will do the repair for you.
You basically have to weigh up the options; buy a replacement screen and run the risk of installing it yourself or buy a whole new iPhone. I know what I would choose.
- 09-19-2008, 03:51 PM #3
- 09-19-2008, 04:19 PM #4
The thing is this guy is being told he must buy a new iPhone, I think it must be worth the risk. If you never try, you'll never learn.
If you ever open any electronic device, take your time, be prepared (have the right tools) and always make sure you can put it back together again!
- 09-19-2008, 05:49 PM #5
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- 09-20-2008, 07:41 AM #8
If Im not mistaken, on that site it's going to cost you $199 dollars just for a new screen which is the same price that you pay for a new one when you sign up with AT&T. I don't live in the US so I don't know how the AT&T/Apple phone replacement works but surely they aren't going to charge you more than what it cost to buy the phone in the first place?!
- 09-22-2008, 12:08 PM #9
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- 05-18-2009, 10:47 PM #12
iPhone 3G Screen Repair
I recently broke the screen on my phone and tried to get it fixed only to find out that apple wanted 299 to repair my phone. I then heard about a company iphone3gscreenrepair, that offered the same service for a cracked/broken screen for only $75! I was a little weary of sending my phone in, but I am really happy I did because it looks JUST LIKE NEW!
- 05-18-2009, 10:55 PM #13
I recently broke the screen on my phone and tried to get it fixed only to find out that apple wanted 299 to repair my phone. I then heard about a company www.iphone3gscreenrepair.com, that offered the same service for a cracked/broken screen for only $75! I was a little weary of sending my phone in, but I am really happy I did because it looks JUST LIKE NEW!
- 06-10-2009, 09:06 PM #14
I recently cracked my iPhone 3G screen and was almost duped into paying Apple 199 until i found iPhone 3G Screen Repair: iPhone 3G LCD Repair: iPhone 3G Cracked Screen. They repaired my phone for me and had it back to me the day after they received it! I really recommend them.
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