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Topic # 112123 27-Nov-2012 10:56
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Hey guys, I'm not tech in any way or form so would appreciate any guidance/advice!

The old bugger dropped his iPhone the other day - pretty sure its a 3 (he can't even remember) but the screen is cracked now and the touch screen doesn't work anymore!

So what is the most logical way to fix the problem?

TIA!

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  Reply # 723500 27-Nov-2012 10:59
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Repair it. :)

www.fairfix.co.nz do a good job :)




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  Reply # 723501 27-Nov-2012 10:59
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Buy a new phone

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 723504 27-Nov-2012 11:04
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johnr: Buy a new phone


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  Reply # 723505 27-Nov-2012 11:04
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If he's got contents insurance this may be covered by it. Take to a repair shop (as suggested above) or to the retail store where it was purchased to be sent away for a quote.







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  Reply # 723508 27-Nov-2012 11:05
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Awesome we will take it in to get fixed! Anyone have a basic idea of how much it would cost for repair?

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  Reply # 723513 27-Nov-2012 11:17
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lots !

Evaluate the benefits of claiming contents insurance vs paying for a repair vs upgrading the phone.
Ring / search around, theres plenty of providers who will replace the screens.


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  Reply # 723518 27-Nov-2012 11:20
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Correct. Using insurance may reduce the no claims discount, as well as cost you something (the excess). Check prices and may be buying a new one is the same or just a bit more than repairing this - in which case you get a new warranty as well.




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  Reply # 723528 27-Nov-2012 11:29
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Some nice robust androids out there Cool and quite reasonable in price. 


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  Reply # 723548 27-Nov-2012 11:54
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There are offers on TradeMe for glass replacement $70 on 3G and 3GS. Bear in mind there could be more wrong with it.


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  Reply # 723579 27-Nov-2012 12:41
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I had an Iphone 4 repaired by PB tech, have had no problems with it, it cost $120 but that was a retina display model so Iphone 3 might be cheaper.

At the moment refurb Iphone 3GS are gonig for $299 ever second day on 1 day sites.




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