1. dowork99's Avatar
    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 03:13 PM
  2. sturamsden's Avatar
    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 04:26 PM
  3. Jeremy's Avatar
    If you don't have any idea of what you are doing I'd say do not even attempt to open up your 3g. It's not that easy for someone with zero experience.
    09-19-2008 04:51 PM
  4. sturamsden's Avatar
    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 05:19 PM
  5. AZMerf's Avatar
    Never used these guys so I don't know if they are any good but they have an impressive site and prices. The screen is going to be expensive though but it might be your only option:

    Speedy Apple iPhone Repairs
    09-19-2008 06:49 PM
  6. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I'd be pretty worried about opening up the iPhone. Just consider what u payed for your current one and what u would pay for a new one.
    09-19-2008 07:42 PM
  7. dowork99's Avatar
    I'm definitely not going to do it myself. I was just looking for anyone that had any experience with any of the places that fix it for you.
    09-19-2008 08:43 PM
  8. sturamsden's Avatar
    Never used these guys so I don't know if they are any good but they have an impressive site and prices. The screen is going to be expensive though but it might be your only option:

    Speedy Apple iPhone Repairs Speedy Apple iPhone Repairs

    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?!
    09-20-2008 08:41 AM
  9. rats13's Avatar
    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?!

    I think a new one will cost $499. He's already gotten a subsidized one so the next replacement one is full freight.

    At least that is what the lady in line behind me at the Apple Store said. She had lost 2 so far
    09-22-2008 01:08 PM
  10. dowork99's Avatar
    That is exactly what they told me, $499, so getting it fixed for $150 is a little more manageable than getting the new one. I sent it away today to get it fixed so hopefully I'll have a positive update and a good review when I get it back.
    09-23-2008 02:36 AM
  11. Jeremy's Avatar
    That is exactly what they told me, $499, so getting it fixed for $150 is a little more manageable than getting the new one. I sent it away today to get it fixed so hopefully I'll have a positive update and a good review when I get it back.
    Definitely let us know how it goes!
    09-25-2008 10:48 AM
  12. Chill0987's Avatar
    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!
    -Jeremy
    05-18-2009 11:47 PM
  13. Chill0987's Avatar
    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!
    -Jeremy
    05-18-2009 11:55 PM
  14. Chill0987's Avatar
    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.
    06-10-2009 10:06 PM
  15. joel's Avatar
    my brother cracked his pretty bad. he found someone on craigs list that fixed it for $50 locally. (houston) But it also had the self vibrating problem so the next week he took it in to the apple store and got a new one under warranty.

    lesson: check craigs list.
    06-11-2009 02:26 PM
  16. tyredurgan's Avatar
    What was the turn around.
    08-06-2009 07:26 PM
  17. tspree15's Avatar
    My screen cracked and I had it replaced at a local shop in Palo Alto, CA. It was $150...they did a great job...did it in 2 days
    08-06-2009 07:37 PM
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