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Matty SRi
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6th Jul 12 at 12:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Missus has dropped her iphone onto the fire place and smashed the screen, she pays 15 a month for insurance, but took it into them today and they want 60 excess aswell!
Anyone know if there is a cheaper solution?

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6th Jul 12 at 12:52   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Buy a screen from ebay and fit it?

No idea how much they are sorry but it was about 10 for a 3GS one


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John
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6th Jul 12 at 12:53   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

It's about 30 for a screen on ebay but quality will be nowhere near the original.

Fairly easy to change as well, just loads of tiny screws.
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6th Jul 12 at 12:56   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Apple will replace for 140
Matty SRi
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6th Jul 12 at 13:03   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by VrsTurbo
Apple will replace for 140


well insurance want 60, so was trying to see if it would be cheaper than that to get fixed elsewhere.... not sure if i would go down the DIY route if the screen isnt as good
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6th Jul 12 at 13:05   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I'd be changing insurance companies also, 15 a month then 60 excess is a bit excessive.
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6th Jul 12 at 13:13   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

60 excess on a phone is absolutely bonkers the 15's you've been paying a month is enough to have no ecxess imo.
Matty SRi
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6th Jul 12 at 13:14   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Yeah tell me about it. My understanding was that if it was lost or stolen then you had to pay 60 excess, but went over today n have to pay it for broken screen aswell
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6th Jul 12 at 13:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Try a local repair shop, took my gf's blackberry for a screen which cost 35, and iphone will be a bit more but not that much I wouldn't have thought.
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6th Jul 12 at 13:39   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Most repair places down here charge from 80 -120 to replace a 4/4S Screen.

We charge 60.00 and is done within the hour.

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6th Jul 12 at 14:22   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

my girlfriend had her screen replaced cost about 50 and the screen quality is no where near as good as the orignal one, best paying the extra and get it fixed though the insurance it should be a decent one not a cheap one off the internet


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6th Jul 12 at 15:13   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Buy two super cheap ones on ebay, use one till end of contract and then put another new one on when you sell. Tbh though the screens i bought to replace my 3gs screen wasnt bad at all and was about 7 quid delivered.
If you buy a screen to do it yourself make sure it comes with the mid frame attached, makes it alot easier.
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People comparing 3G/3GS screen installation and prices have never replaced a 4/4S screen.

The retina LCD comes bonded to the glass, you have to buy both. Cheapest are about 22 and quality is rubbish no matter what you pay as you'll struggle to find a genuine one. I'd pay to have apple do it if you want it done properly.
Matty SRi
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6th Jul 12 at 16:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by A2H GO
People comparing 3G/3GS screen installation and prices have never replaced a 4/4S screen.

The retina LCD comes bonded to the glass, you have to buy both. Cheapest are about 22 and quality is rubbish no matter what you pay as you'll struggle to find a genuine one. I'd pay to have apple do it if you want it done properly.


Cheers. Think its going to be best sending it off and forking out the 60
fazza
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quote:
Originally posted by A2H GO
People comparing 3G/3GS screen installation and prices have never replaced a 4/4S screen.

The retina LCD comes bonded to the glass, you have to buy both. Cheapest are about 22 and quality is rubbish no matter what you pay as you'll struggle to find a genuine one. I'd pay to have apple do it if you want it done properly.


Indeed 4/4S screens are nothing like the 3 screens.

We get genuine ones on trade for approx 45 but most people would prefer us to fit the cheaper screen to keep costs down.

Ebay screens are TAT though, proper waste of time. The touchscreen is never as responsive as a genuine item. Just like comparing aftermarket parts and genuine parts for your car I guess. The cheaper one will 'work' but won't quite be the same
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6th Jul 12 at 16:29   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Pay the excess and get it fixed.

Then change company
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6th Jul 12 at 16:49   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by adiohead
Pay the excess and get it fixed.

Then change company


This.
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quote:
Originally posted by A2H GO
People comparing 3G/3GS screen installation and prices have never replaced a 4/4S screen.

The retina LCD comes bonded to the glass, you have to buy both. Cheapest are about 22 and quality is rubbish no matter what you pay as you'll struggle to find a genuine one. I'd pay to have apple do it if you want it done properly.


After watching a video on youtube on how to replace the screen on a 4s i can only retract what i said. It looks as painful as when i changed the back case on my 3gs and that was a pain. Cant understand why apple made it so easy to change on the 3gs and then so hard on the 4s. I mean if you drop your iphone (without a case) there is a good chance the screen is broke. paying for the excess doesnt seem so bad now.
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6th Jul 12 at 20:00   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by fazza
Most repair places down here charge from 80 -120 to replace a 4/4S Screen.

We charge 60.00 and is done within the hour.




I charge 50-60! Done two 4's this week, same two people also broke them a couple of months ago, easy money!


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6th Jul 12 at 22:01   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

My insurance excess is 100 Through my bank account though, so can see why the cunts charge so much.
Munchie
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6th Jul 12 at 22:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I charge 55, got 1 2morrow
John
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6th Jul 12 at 22:51   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by ChrisBoom
My insurance excess is 100 Through my bank account though, so can see why the cunts charge so much.


I pay 12 for an RBS royalties gold account that gives loads of other stuff, plus cover on 2 phones, 25 excess.
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6th Jul 12 at 23:54   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by VrsTurbo
Apple will replace for 140


Is that for screen replacement or new fully refurbished phone?
fazza
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Do you have an iphone John? Most bank insurance excess for a mobile phone is 25 for any other phone or atleast 50 for an iphone
John
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8th Jul 12 at 11:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

4S, got a replacement through yesterday so definitely works.

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