Broke my iPhone

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  1. JWiPhone

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    I'm devastated. :( I never thought this could happen to me as I'm always so cautious with my possessions. Last night as I was leaving and outside I dropped my iPhone 4S as I was taking it out of my holster. It just slipped out of my hand as I gripped it the wrong way and it hit the side of the curb cracking the front screen. I always keep it in my Mophie battery case but this time I had my case charging and took my New Trent external battery with me instead.

    I'm looking online this morning for options as I don't have any Apple protection plan. I guess I will either send it in to Apple for repairs or try to fix it myself. Sorry, I just had to vent. As you can see it is really damaged on the top corner.

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  2. raqball

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    I think Apple will charge $150 to fix it.. Sorry to hear this though.. I never use a case at all and this far have been very lucky..
     
  3. Apple iAddicted

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    If your handy with disassembly, reassembly then a screen repair is fairly easy. Most screen/digitizers, yes I'd go ahead and get the digitizer even if yours is working, never know when a screwdriver or something might slip...... But most come woth a cheap tool kit, if not it just consists of a very small torqux screwdriver(the star head ones) a tiny phillips(the + head one) and a little flat head along with a couple guitar picks.
    Or try an Apple store think it's been said like 150 to 250 for them to fix a iPhone.


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    Only thing iPhone is missing is an expandable memory port! Come on Apple give us a microSD port already!
     
  4. imutter

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    They have fix places everywhere just google it. I went a few years back to a place and it was less then what Apple would have charged back then. I did go there in person but they do mail service.
    http://www.thepoddrop.com/index.htm
     
  5. JWiPhone

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    Thanks everyone for your feedback. I will look into these ideas. Such a great, helpful community here.
     
  6. Kadelic

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    I hate to see that :cry: I hope you can get it fixed/replaced without too much cost or hassle.
     
  7. iByron

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    By the protection then wait 2 days then take it in lol


    iOS 5.1 & ICS lover
     
  8. Iloveiphones

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    Go into an Apple store wearing a T-Shirt that says Apple rocks and I love iPhones. Tell the genius your phone broke and start crying.

    :)

    But sorry to hear about your device!


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  9. Skb2000

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    Sorry JW. I am such a klutz so I always have mine in a case. The corners of my cases are always slightly dented. You can always try and see what Apple will do for you. It doesn't hurt to ask them.
     
  10. Tattooed Alex

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    Good luck JW, let us know what route you took to get your iPhone fixed. That picture of your cracked screen damn near brings a tear to my eye.
     
  11. eye-Fone

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    I don't think AppleCare covers cracked screens due to owner negligence.




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  12. eye-Fone

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    Try searching Craig's List for "iPhone repair" in your neighborhood. There are literally dozens in my area.



    Sent from my iPad 3 (64GB)
     
  13. JWiPhone

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    I have a confession to make to everyone!
    April Fools!
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  14. JWiPhone

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    Sorry LMAO..I was hoping some of the Mods like Europa or Napoleon would have replied. LOL I guess they know me well enough by now. I got the pic off of Google.
     
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  15. Kadelic

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    DOH! Good one! ;)
     
  16. imutter

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    I thought so but answered for everyone who was looking for that kind of answer
     
  17. Laylapotata

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    That could work.
     
  18. Iloveiphones

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    You! :D

    Better watch out, it might happen now...
     

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