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    Iphone 4g Broken glass/screen...

    Memorial day was great, we ate, we drank and most of all we celebrated 'Merica.

    Unfortunatly, we had a bit of a misshap with an Iphone. The phone is in a rubber bumper case and fell about three feet onto the sidewalk. Shattered.

    1. I know this isn't a warrenty issues (it's out of warrenty anyway)
    2. Not eligible to upgrade until November.
    3. It's shattered, still works but it's beyond just cracked (Can't really just live with it until November)

    Anyone been down this path? We are going to the Genius bar tonight but just wondering what sort of hit my wallet is in for.


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    Re: Iphone 4g Broken glass/screen...

    Quote Originally Posted by CloneCubbie View Post
    Memorial day was great, we ate, we drank and most of all we celebrated 'Merica.

    Unfortunatly, we had a bit of a misshap with an Iphone. The phone is in a rubber bumper case and fell about three feet onto the sidewalk. Shattered.

    1. I know this isn't a warrenty issues (it's out of warrenty anyway)
    2. Not eligible to upgrade until November.
    3. It's shattered, still works but it's beyond just cracked (Can't really just live with it until November)

    Anyone been down this path? We are going to the Genius bar tonight but just wondering what sort of hit my wallet is in for.
    50$ for a new glass screen, see previous thread on subject. There are stores that fix this.



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    Re: Iphone 4g Broken glass/screen...

    Quote Originally Posted by twistedredbird View Post
    50$ for a new glass screen, see previous thread on subject. There are stores that fix this.
    I figured there would have been a thread about it but I failed to find it.


    Back to the search!!


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    Re: Iphone 4g Broken glass/screen...

    Get one of those screen protector (adhesive film) covers for your phone until you can get it fixed. It is much better than fishing glass slivers out of your fingers.

    It will also help to hold the shattered screen together so it doesn't fall entirely apart and start shedding pieces.


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    Re: Iphone 4g Broken glass/screen...

    Good call, I hadn't thought about that.

    I'm a giant fail at finding the previous thread that twistedredbird is referring too.....


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    Re: Iphone 4g Broken glass/screen...

    I don't do phone warranties. Total rip off. Send it here. They did my glass for $35 or so and sent it back next day mail. I only was without a phone for 2-3 days.


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    Re: Iphone 4g Broken glass/screen...

    Quote Originally Posted by everyyard View Post
    I don't do phone warranties. Total rip off. Send it here. They did my glass for $35 or so and sent it back next day mail. I only was without a phone for 2-3 days.
    Here being........... ?



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    Re: Iphone 4g Broken glass/screen...

    Our local mall (Burnsville, MN) has a kiosk that will fix them for $50 on the spot. I'm not recommending that you drive up here, but I would think they arent the only one.

    Also, put a screen protector on the new screen after you get it fixed. They are far less likely to shatter on impact with one on.



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    Re: Iphone 4g Broken glass/screen...

    It's unbelievable to me how many people I personally know who have shattered their iPhone screens. It's almost inevitable.



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    Re: Iphone 4g Broken glass/screen...

    Honestly, I think the screen protectors are a rip off too. Don't want to start a war, just an opinion.


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    Re: Iphone 4g Broken glass/screen...

    I have never liked the screen protectors. I can't ever get rid of all the tiny bubbles and that annoys me. We are going to the apple store tonight to see if/what they can do. I have had great luck at the genius bar in the past. (dropped my first iphone in a mug of water, apple guy looked it over, said there was a hairline crack in the back case and replaced it free of charge.) I'm sure it's just all about who is working and how good of a mood are they in that night.


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    Re: Iphone 4g Broken glass/screen...

    Quote Originally Posted by CloneCubbie View Post
    I have never liked the screen protectors. I can't ever get rid of all the tiny bubbles and that annoys me. We are going to the apple store tonight to see if/what they can do. I have had great luck at the genius bar in the past. (dropped my first iphone in a mug of water, apple guy looked it over, said there was a hairline crack in the back case and replaced it free of charge.) I'm sure it's just all about who is working and how good of a mood are they in that night.
    I have been told for iPod touches, you get one free screen replacement at the apple store based on the serial number. But I don't know if that is the same for iPhones.



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    Re: Iphone 4g Broken glass/screen...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jordanj6502 View Post
    I have been told for iPod touches, you get one free screen replacement at the apple store based on the serial number. But I don't know if that is the same for iPhones.
    they did not replace the sceeen on mine for free.

    as for the screen protectors. this article changed my tune.
    m.yahoo.com/w/legobpengine/news/blogs/upgrade-your-life/scratch-test-does-phone-really-screen-protector-173351434.html?orig_host_hdr=news.yahoo.com&.intl=US&.lang=en-US

    the original article had a video, maybe this does too. I cant tell on my phone (no protector and cracked screen)



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    Re: Iphone 4g Broken glass/screen...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhoadhoused View Post
    It's unbelievable to me how many people I personally know who have shattered their iPhone screens. It's almost inevitable.
    I got a ginormous Otterbox (whatever the really protective one is, I don't know), because I drop my phone at least once a week. It's so far kept the iPhone in good condition.


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