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iPhone repairs

answersonapostcard e2
10 12.7k 15 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2012 7:44PM
would anyone be able to recommend a reliable iphone repairer please?

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2 1.1k United Kingdom
6 Mar 2012 8:24PM
answersonapostcard e2
10 12.7k 15 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2012 8:42PM
How? I've looked at their website for repairs and their options are so limited, they dont seem to repair what I need Sad
JamieB 9 1 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2012 8:58PM
I'm not sure where you are located but I used a company called Love Fone based out of Charlotte Street in London to repair my shattered screen. I see they also do general iPhone repairs. Was very impressed with the service they supplied me with. They weren't the cheapest though, but happy that I went with them.

(no connection, just passing on a good company!) Grin
rogerfry e2
9 525 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2012 9:42PM
I think you will find that the Apple "repair" service is actually an exchange phone for around 80......try phoning one of their stores, or take the phone in.
2 1.1k United Kingdom
6 Mar 2012 9:46PM
I would book in to see one of their help people in store - they sorted everything on my daughters iPod a while ago. Booked it online, turned up and they fixed in the 20min slot I had. But if you don't have a store nearby I'm not sure.
dougv e2
10 8.4k 3 England
6 Mar 2012 10:01PM
Hi K.

My iPhone went a bit strange a while ago and thought it had headphones plugged in, so the speaker wouldn't work.
I just re-installed the operating system using iTunes and it's been working fine ever since.

I suppose it depends what the fault is as it could be a hardware fault.
sitan1 6 564 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2012 10:05PM
What is the problem with your phone as you might be able to do it yourself.
I dropped my iphone and the inner touchscreen shattered, apple wanted around 150-200 pounds.
I looked on ebay found a new screen with the tools for the job for around 15 squids then youtubed how to replace it and copied the person on there.
I replaced my screen in 20-30 minutes for 15 squids.
answersonapostcard e2
10 12.7k 15 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2012 10:12PM
thanks all for your suggestions, its the sim carrier (or how its connected inside), its always been a bit iffy, cant actually be removed with the pin (seems to go in way too far) I ordered a new one but its still no different. I did take it to an Apple shop (franchise) but they didnt seem particulary interested or knowledgeable.
Chant57 e2
8 391 3 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2012 5:20PM
If you've had it less than a year and it was new when you got it, you will have 12 months warranty from Apple. If not , you can still take. It to an Apple store where, according to vodaphone, you can pay for a repair or simply get a new one ( same model , same gb) for 189. Yes, a fair bit of money but still a saving on 499 that it would cost if you didn't already have an iPhone. Genius Bar in Apple stores should be able to repair it.
answersonapostcard e2
10 12.7k 15 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2012 7:53PM
Thanks for that Chant. I bought it secondhand so no warranty, its a 3GS Apple wouldnt just replace it for 189 with a new 4 though would they??
dougv e2
10 8.4k 3 England
7 Mar 2012 8:07PM
This any good to you K?
Fourth down the list is sim connector replacement.
answersonapostcard e2
10 12.7k 15 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2012 9:20PM
Thanks so much Doug, just placed an order.
hobbs e2
10 1.2k United Kingdom
5 Mar 2013 12:02PM
I had a friend with an old 3G that needed a new battery last year, he took it in to Apple anthey offered to replace the battery for 80 or for the same amount he could have a 4.
oldblokeh e2
3 925 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2013 12:09PM
Colleague has an iPhone 4 which developed the standard flaky front button poblem (apple specced a crappy part). Apple wanted 180 for a replacement phone. Local shop in Bristol replaced the part with a new one in five minutes for 20.

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