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iPhone Screen cracked - where can i get it repaired

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I dropped my iPhone and the screen is cracked - it is still viewable and usable, but i'd like to get it fixed - anyone have any experience of this? Anyone know a repairs shop in Zurich?
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Old 03.11.2009, 20:07
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Re: iPhone Screen cracked - where can i get it repaired

The shiney Apple store on Bahnhofstrasse ?
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Bahnhofstrasse 77, 8001 Zürich/ZH
044 213 18 00

=====Is it the new one? If not the time cost of repair may help justifying the purchase of a newer model.=====

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Re: iPhone Screen cracked - where can i get it repaired

apparently you can do it yourself with some patience, the new part and a hairdryer.
you have a hairdryer, Brett?

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Re: iPhone Screen cracked - where can i get it repaired

yep screens are available from ebay quite cheaply, make sure you get one that comes with the tools to take the thing apart. But by all accounts they are a bitch to take apart.
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Old 04.11.2009, 14:21
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I dropped my iPhone and the screen is cracked - it is still viewable and usable, but i'd like to get it fixed - anyone have any experience of this? Anyone know a repairs shop in Zurich?
Hi StirB,

If you find a good repair shop, please can you reply to this thread with the cost and if they also repair other manufacturers phones screens and what have you?

I hope it wasn't Weejeem at the pub quiz who broke it when we got a point deducted for being "caught in posession".

PS: if you are anything like other iPhone owners here's a tip, don't let your buckets of tears drop onto the broken screen as it may cause internal water damage.
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Re: iPhone Screen cracked - where can i get it repaired

The Apple store in ZH quoted me 300. I bought a screen and tools for about 90. I'll post the link to the store when I'm home tomorrow but I've been living with a cracked screen now for 6 weeks cos the instructions look too scary!
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A simple infringement of Rule 1, nothing more than that.
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Old 04.11.2009, 14:54
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A simple infringement of Rule 1, nothing more than that.
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Do not march on Moscow ?
Just one point deduction for that ! Awesome.
No, you fool! The other Rule 1! You know, "Never date a... " Errr, the other other Rule 1!

I never understood the attraction of marching on Moscow, anyway.
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Old 04.11.2009, 15:56
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Re: iPhone Screen cracked - where can i get it repaired

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I dropped my iPhone and the screen is cracked - it is still viewable and usable, but i'd like to get it fixed - anyone have any experience of this? Anyone know a repairs shop in Zurich?
Did it have your name engraved on it?
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Old 04.11.2009, 17:47
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I've been living with a cracked screen now for 6 weeks cos the instructions look too scary!
It is scary. Apple don't make it easy to get into these things, and you do run the risk of damaging the phone further. I've taken iPod touches apart before and you really have to be careful and take your time. These things are simply not designed to be serviced - in fact no official service documentation exists for the iPhone outside of Foxconn (the chinese firm that makes the iPhone for Apple)

A quick glance at the service price list from Apple indicates that had you gone with the Apple offer of 300CHF you would have received a new or, more likely, refurbished iPhone in exchange for your damaged one.

My advice to you would be to simply tolerate the cracked screen as long as it still functions OK. The only time I'd attempt it is it I'd lost function of the phone and I had nothing else to lose, and even if it was just a cracked screen then I'd carefully consider a refurb unit for 300CHF.
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Old 04.11.2009, 19:01
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A quick glance at the service price list from Apple indicates that had you gone with the Apple offer of 300CHF you would have received a new or, more likely, refurbished iPhone in exchange for your damaged one.

My advice to you would be to simply tolerate the cracked screen as long as it still functions OK. The only time I'd attempt it is it I'd lost function of the phone and I had nothing else to lose, and even if it was just a cracked screen then I'd carefully consider a refurb unit for 300CHF.
Sound advice Slap Head.

I'm pretty sure the phone shops here were similar to the UK, where you can trade in your old phone to reduce the price of a new one. Just bring in your phone and charger (and sometimes ask for the manual) and you get 50 - 100 chf off depending on the model. they don't usually care about the condition. I've done it here once at Orange but more recently I've sold my phones on to friends to get a better deal.

Household insurance sometimes cover repair costs if you take out a more expensive policy.
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Old 04.11.2009, 22:42
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Re: iPhone Screen cracked - where can i get it repaired

Replacement glass and fitting tools on ebay for around £6.00 or on Amazon for £7.99
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Well, i went to the Swisscom shop i bought it from and they have charged me 260chf to have it fixed by apple. Downside, it will take 10-14 days turnaround and they have given me a total PoS phone in the mean time.

No Tash, no engraved name on it this time!
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Old 11.11.2009, 10:53
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Re: iPhone Screen cracked - where can i get it repaired

Quick tip for you all

I just bought a replacment screen for a nintendo DS, supposed to be a direct swap, so I took it all apart, swapped it and for about 2 seconds it worked, unfortunalty this direct swap screen had no insulation on the back of it, just a metal plate, and it shorted against the motherboard and blew the micro fuse, which proved impossible to bypass. So beware if your swapping out screens yourself, check the back has some insulation, and compare it against the one you remove!!

Now does anyone need any DS spares?
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iPhone Screen Replacement...

Hi guys
I just bought my iPhone 2 months ago, unfortunately I drop it today and the Screen is broken now, Is there any place here in Zurich that replaces iPhone's Screen,,,

any advice will be appreciated.
Thanks
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Re: iPhone Screen Replacement...

I'm pretty sure if you take it to the Apple Store on Bahnhofstr. they will be able to sort if for you!
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It's from Digitec.ch, any idea?
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