Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




4 posts

Wannabe Geek


Topic # 112123 27-Nov-2012 10:56
Send private message

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!

Create new topic

xpd

Geek,gamer,father
8241 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1080

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 723500 27-Nov-2012 10:59
Send private message

Repair it. :)

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




XPD / @DemiseNZ / Gavin
 
Corsair Carbide SPEC-02 / Corsair VS550 / G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB / Zotac 760GTX AMP! / ASUS H81M-E / Intel Pentium K Anniversay G3258 @3.9Ghz

 

New ! Retro gaming / emulation forums - http://www.xpd.co.nz/

 

Internet provided by : Voyager - VDSL 65/28  -  Musical Support by : Like A Storm - Visual Entertainment by : Plex and Steam and Overwatch


19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


  Reply # 723501 27-Nov-2012 10:59
Send private message

Buy a new phone

 
 
 
 


805 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 723504 27-Nov-2012 11:04
Send private message

johnr: Buy a new phone


+1 Christmas is almost here :)

BDFL - Memuneh
58936 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 10302

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 723505 27-Nov-2012 11:04
Send private message

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.







4 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 723508 27-Nov-2012 11:05
Send private message

Awesome we will take it in to get fixed! Anyone have a basic idea of how much it would cost for repair?

1287 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 71

Subscriber

  Reply # 723513 27-Nov-2012 11:17
Send private message

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.


BDFL - Memuneh
58936 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 10302

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 723518 27-Nov-2012 11:20
Send private message

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.




1287 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 71

Subscriber

  Reply # 723528 27-Nov-2012 11:29
Send private message

Some nice robust androids out there Cool and quite reasonable in price. 


gzt

9087 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1250


  Reply # 723548 27-Nov-2012 11:54
Send private message

There are offers on TradeMe for glass replacement $70 on 3G and 3GS. Bear in mind there could be more wrong with it.


2377 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 491


  Reply # 723579 27-Nov-2012 12:41
Send private message

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.




I know a little more than nothing but not much...

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Vodafone TV — television in the cloud
Posted 17-Oct-2017 19:29


Nokia 8 review: Classy midrange pure Android phone
Posted 16-Oct-2017 07:27


Why carriers might want to embrace Commerce Commission study, MVNOs
Posted 13-Oct-2017 09:42


Fitbit launches Ionic, its health and fitness smartwatch
Posted 12-Oct-2017 15:52


Xero launches machine learning automation to improve coding accuracy for small businesses
Posted 12-Oct-2017 15:45


Bank of New Zealand uses Intel AI to detect financial crime
Posted 12-Oct-2017 15:39


Sony launches Xperia XZ1, a smartphone with real-time 3D capture
Posted 11-Oct-2017 10:26


Notes on Nokia’s phone comeback
Posted 10-Oct-2017 10:06


Air New Zealand begins Inflight Wi-Fi rollout
Posted 9-Oct-2017 20:16


The latest mobile phones in perspective
Posted 9-Oct-2017 18:34


Review: Acronis True Image 2018 — serious backup
Posted 8-Oct-2017 11:22


Lenovo launches ThinkPad Anniversary Edition 25
Posted 7-Oct-2017 23:16


Less fone, more tech as Vodafone gets brand make-over
Posted 6-Oct-2017 08:16


API Talent Achieves AWS MSP Partner Status
Posted 5-Oct-2017 21:20


Stellar Consulting Group now a Domo Partner
Posted 5-Oct-2017 21:03



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.