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    Hi guys,
    I accidently dropped my iPhone 4 yesterday onto my bedroom floor which doesn't have a carpet but didn't even see any damage that had occured immediately after.

    I've only just realised now that there's like a superficial crack that kinda goes across the front screen...can only see it when the phone is on..

    My iPhone is working perfectly fine still and the crack isn't that bad but I just don't feel comfortable with leaving it like that.. considering I bought it outrighly from Apple. No I don't have insurance and I still won't be getting it after this either..

    iPhone 4 32GB acquired in September 2010.

    What are my options?

    I'm not getting paid until the end of the month..
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    (Original post by VansHalfCabs)
    Hi guys,
    I accidently dropped my iPhone 4 yesterday onto my bedroom floor which doesn't have a carpet but didn't even see any damage that had occured immediately after.

    I've only just realised now that there's like a superficial crack that kinda goes across the front screen...can only see it when the phone is on..

    My iPhone is working perfectly fine still and the crack isn't that bad but I just don't feel comfortable with leaving it like that.. considering I bought it outrighly from Apple. No I don't have insurance and I still won't be getting it after this either..

    iPhone 4 32GB acquired in September 2010.

    What are my options?

    I'm not getting paid until the end of the month..
    Swear you get 1 year free with apple? I bought it same time as you & cracked the screen ,went to apple and got a new one for free
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    You're looking at a large job, just getting to the display involves disassembling virtually the entire phone. And then, unfortunately, the glass screen you've cracked is adhered to the touch panel and display, and unless you have access to a specialised heat gun you risk damaging it as you attempt to remove the glass.

    The easy, but expensive, route is to simply take your phone either into Apple or your carrier's store and fork out for the repair. You don't risk breaking any of the internal components and you get the top quality parts from the proper manufacturers, but it's likely to cost over £100 to get the entire display assembly replaced.

    Choice 2, is pay less for the parts and repair it yourself. Click here to see how to get to the screen and remove it, and in turn replace it with a new one. You can buy a replacement screen here. If it looks like something you cpould accomplish, go for it.

    A middling option would be to get it repaired by a third-party company, who will replace the component for cheaper than Apple, but you'll pay postage and won't have the protection you'd get from Apple if the new part malfunctions. Just googling "UK iPhone repairs" will bring up numerous sites offering this service.
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    (Original post by JK29)
    Swear you get 1 year free with apple? I bought it same time as you & cracked the screen ,went to apple and got a new one for free
    They usually won't cover accidental damage after the first couple of months, especially on such an expensive component, but it's worth a try.
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    (Original post by Gofre)
    The easy, but expensive, route is to simply take your phone either into Apple or your carrier's store and fork out for the repair. You don't risk breaking any of the internal components and you get the top quality parts from the proper manufacturers, but it's likely to cost over £100 to get the entire display assembly replaced.
    My boyfriend did the same thing last week and was told over the phone by Apple that it could cost anywhere between £25 and £80 depending on how badly cracked it is.

    I know it will be most likely the higher end of that estimate...

    Just throwing that in there.
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    (Original post by Nayberay)
    My boyfriend did the same thing last week and was told over the phone by Apple that it could cost anywhere between £25 and £80 depending on how badly cracked it is.

    I know it will be most likely the higher end of that estimate...

    Just throwing that in there.
    They may have started replacing the glass and removing it from the display then, because the actual display supposedly costs them about £30-50 apiece to produce, and you know they aren't going to sell them off at that price =P
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    Worst case scenario if you take it in to an apple store is they'll charge you £139 and give you a brand new phone. That's what they did with mine, but my whole screen was smashed. They said something about being able to fix smaller cracks for a lower price, so I guess that would apply to yours if there's only one crack in the glass. Probably worth going in and seeing what they say. Know some people who've been given brand new replacements for free for accidental damage, just depends on luck I think.
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    £139 :eek3: thats madness when you shell out £600 odd initially for the handset. Wowza.
 
 
 
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