1. fearls101's Avatar
    Soooooooo I dropped my 3GS tonight (while drunk of course) and the outer glass is cracked, badly. The screen is still fully functional, so I know I only need the outer glass and digitizer replaced. However, I realized this phone has been out for 4 days and is there even legit repair service available yet? I know the 3GS screen is different (like how it so easy to wipe off finger prints)and I want to make sure if I send my phone to some company to replace it that they give me the proper screen, not just a regular 3G screen. So let me know what you think I should do.

    -Matt
    2009-06-24 08:06 AM
  2. JerseyScottie's Avatar
    No idea but you must have dropped that sucker hard
    2009-06-24 08:11 AM
  3. xgus69's Avatar
    dont u have 14 days to return it no matter what the case is?
    or go show ur receipt tell them u want warranty on it.. then take it a week later tell them to replace the whole thing
    2009-06-24 08:12 AM
  4. fearls101's Avatar
    dont u have 14 days to return it no matter what the case is?
    or go show ur receipt tell them u want warranty on it.. then take it a week later tell them to replace the whole thing
    Tell me more, I slightly remember this 14 day greatness, but does this apply to physical damage as well?


    and yes I dropped it pretty hard
    2009-06-24 08:38 AM
  5. StealthBravo's Avatar
    That sucks. You might be the first
    2009-06-24 08:58 AM
  6. Armendegga's Avatar
    You might be the second... This guy dropped it getting out of a car and shattered the screen... Seeing that would bring tears to a glass eye...
    [ame=http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=7920764&postcount=12]Mac Forums - View Single Post - Shattered iPhone 3GS[/ame]
    2009-06-24 10:34 AM
  7. GrabYourWeapons's Avatar
    Seeing that would bring tears to a glass eye...
    Haha, I agree.. I suprisingly haven't dropped my 3GS yet. Trying to take care of this one.
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    2009-06-24 03:59 PM
  8. fearls101's Avatar
    So i contacted a guy from this website to first ask if the screen for the 3G and 3GS that he is different and he said yes. so now im waiting on another reply when i asked him if it is going to have the oleophobic coated screen.

    You think this site is legit?

    iPhone 3G Screen Repair: iPhone 3GS Screen Repair: iPhone 3G LCD Repair: iPhone 3GS LCD Repair
    2009-06-24 04:00 PM
  9. xgus69's Avatar
    im not sure about the 14 day .. but i know the warranty if u extend it.. u should for sure cover damage and even water damage
    2009-06-24 08:01 PM
  10. fearls101's Avatar
    so i went to the apple store today and they confirmed the only way to fix it threw them is paying $199. iphone3gscreenrepair.com offers replacements for both the 3G and 3GS and i confirmed with a sales rep today that the 3GS screen is the new version with the oleophobic screen for $120. so im going to go ahead with this and hope it comes back ok
    2009-06-24 10:20 PM
  11. cpjr's Avatar
    Apple or ATT isnt going to take the phone back after you've broken it, that voids everything.

    You'll need a new glass/digitizer combo, the part for a 3g is $35 approx. and of course I know the 3gs has a flim on the screen but that part isnt out yet to purchase that ive seen. Aside from that the 2 are the same. You'll also need the adhesive made for applying the glass which is about $6.

    Its not that hard (IMO) to swap.
    2009-06-24 11:53 PM
  12. reeko's Avatar
    CPJR ive been thinking, would a 3G be able to utilise the 3GS screen?

    From the dissassembly photos they are identical apart from the coating? ...
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    2009-06-25 01:40 AM
  13. cpjr's Avatar
    CPJR ive been thinking, would a 3G be able to utilise the 3GS screen?

    From the dissassembly photos they are identical apart from the coating? ...
    I would think so, as you said.... everything Ive seen says they are identical. That coating is nize though, I wipe my 3g constantly....not very often with the 3gs though and when I do it cleans up soooo much easier.
    2009-06-25 01:43 AM
  14. StealthBravo's Avatar
    I was just comparing my 3GS screen to my old 3G screen and its amazing how clean and smudge free the 3GS screen is
    2009-06-25 01:47 AM
  15. cpjr's Avatar
    It feels nicer when you slide your finger across it too.

    At least it does to me.
    2009-06-25 01:49 AM
  16. StealthBravo's Avatar
    ^ Oh it feels so nice
    2009-06-25 02:03 AM
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