1. Leila Ruggiero's Avatar
    So. I have an iPhone 6, today I had it in a thin case, in a slave, and in my purse. I was walking my lovely pit bull shelter mutt and he suddenly got excited by something to the left of me. I tripped over him and landed my full 5'10" 150 pounds right on my shoulder and on my bag and my screen is totally smashed. I have a jump contract with Tmobile, the insurance will it seems replace the phone for 175. That's fine, but I am wondering if I should get 50 dollar kit on amazon and try to fix it myself. Any advise welcome!
    07-21-2015 08:31 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    I would refer to qualified service personnel were I in your situation.
    07-21-2015 08:40 PM
  3. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    You can get it replaced by a trusted repairman in your local area for a fraction of the cost. I think it's also cheaper to get it repaired at an apple store.
    07-21-2015 09:00 PM
  4. Leila Ruggiero's Avatar
    I did call around today, because it is sticking up and the digitizer is clearly also compromised, I got quotes ranging from 200 to 300
    07-21-2015 09:03 PM
  5. Flow39's Avatar
    I did call around today, because it is sticking up and the digitizer is clearly also compromised, I got quotes ranging from 200 to 300
    On Apple's support page, if you are in warranty still, the cost will be $109.

    https://www.apple.com/support/iphone...screen-damage/

    Also, if you do repair it yourself, don't try to just replace the glass, replace the whole LCD. The glass-only replacement is very difficult, and if you mess up even a little bit, you could break the LCD, so I'd suggest just buying a new LCD panel.
    07-22-2015 12:38 AM
  6. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Maybe a new, more protective case after the repair.
    07-22-2015 01:59 AM
  7. Leila Ruggiero's Avatar
    Thanks!
    07-22-2015 11:06 AM
  8. Leila Ruggiero's Avatar
    On Apple's support page, if you are in warranty still, the cost will be $109.

    https://www.apple.com/support/iphone...screen-damage/

    Also, if you do repair it yourself, don't try to just replace the glass, replace the whole LCD. The glass-only replacement is very difficult, and if you mess up even a little bit, you could break the LCD, so I'd suggest just buying a new LCD panel.
    Thank you. Do you know how I find out if I am still under warranty?


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    07-22-2015 11:07 AM
  9. Flow39's Avatar
    Thank you. Do you know how I find out if I am still under warranty?


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    This should do the trick, just follow the instructions on the web page and you should be good to go!

    https://selfsolve.apple.com/agreementWarrantyDynamic.do
    07-22-2015 01:07 PM
  10. msbaylor's Avatar
    It's usually 1 year from purchase of the iPhone unless you got Apple Care. Best way to check is to goto: https://selfsolve.apple.com
    Type in your serial number and it'll tell you. (Your derial number is in the settings app > General > About)
    07-22-2015 01:09 PM
  11. denzilla's Avatar
    Maybe a new, more protective case after the repair.
    They don't make a case that will stop the sudden force of a 150lb person falling on the phone.
    07-23-2015 08:33 PM
  12. msm0511's Avatar
    They don't make a case that will stop the sudden force of a 150lb person falling on the phone.
    Lifeproof might.
    07-23-2015 10:33 PM
  13. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    They don't make a case that will stop the sudden force of a 150lb person falling on the phone.
    Try an Otterbox Defender.
    07-23-2015 10:53 PM
  14. Leila Ruggiero's Avatar
    I am hoping to not repeat this move! The frame was so bent and the head phone jack was flattened. I was so focused on the front I didn't notice the rest at first. I decided to just use the T-Mobile insurance. 175 was not that much to pay to make a phone call yesterday afternoon and have a new phone show up this morning. I co-own a hair salon with my husband and we are open 6 days a week, with plenty of 12 hour days when we are busy, so not finding a time to drive an hour round trip to the Apple Store was just worth 66 dollars to me, especially since I don't know what they would have charged me for a phone damaged to such a degree. Thanks for all your help!


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    07-24-2015 05:51 PM
  15. Flow39's Avatar
    I am hoping to not repeat this move! The frame was so bent and the head phone jack was flattened. I was so focused on the front I didn't notice the rest at first. I decided to just use the T-Mobile insurance. 175 was not that much to pay to make a phone call yesterday afternoon and have a new phone show up this morning. I co-own a hair salon with my husband and we are open 6 days a week, with plenty of 12 hour days when we are busy, so not finding a time to drive an hour round trip to the Apple Store was just worth 66 dollars to me, especially since I don't know what they would have charged me for a phone damaged to such a degree. Thanks for all your help!


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    No problem, enjoy the new iPhone!
    07-26-2015 10:03 PM
  16. denzilla's Avatar
    Try an Otterbox Defender.
    I doubt it. Its improbable the case would stop the flexing/shock and suppose the palm of your hand was against the screen or even against the back on impact.

    Its a decent case but not meant to absorb anything more than a drop, not a drop + a person's weight behind it on landing.
    07-27-2015 03:53 PM
  17. Tartarus's Avatar
    Get rid of the dog and buy a decent case
    07-27-2015 05:38 PM
  18. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    Get rid of the dog and buy a decent case
    Lol
    07-27-2015 05:44 PM
  19. LimonJoe's Avatar
    Yeah, it's probably time to get rid of the dog.
    😉
    07-28-2015 06:22 PM
  20. denzilla's Avatar
    Wasn't there a Dog meat festival in Yulin China recently? You missed a unique opportunity to recoup some cash.
    07-29-2015 02:59 PM
  21. Leila Ruggiero's Avatar

    Albert doesn't like these jokes!


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    07-29-2015 04:42 PM
  22. Tartarus's Avatar
    That's a cool dog... I truly am sorry for the loss of your phone..
    Keep the dog and the phone
    07-29-2015 07:34 PM
  23. msm0511's Avatar
    https://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07...4574eeb327.jpg
    Albert doesn't like these jokes!


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    What a handsome fella!
    07-29-2015 08:11 PM
  24. Leila Ruggiero's Avatar
    He is the best actually


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    07-30-2015 03:53 PM
  25. blasted11's Avatar
    That's a beautiful dog.
    07-30-2015 09:14 PM
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