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post #31 of 68
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EVERYONE uses those SUPER UGLY OtterBox cases. They really don't protect your phone as well as you think! My friend tossed his 3GS onto the pavement claiming his super chunky fugly OtterBox Defender wouldn't allow it to break.... Yah it broke, and the plastic on the back cracked too. I have my 3GS in a real carbon fiber clip-on shell from NavJack that looks dang slick and it has taken but one fall when my friends kid dropped it, the screen got a little scratch on it and the case absorbed the impact fine.
Bs. The Apple hate on overclock.net is so funny, so many Fanboys. My buddy has an otter box defender and drops his iPhone 4 like 10 times a week and there is not a scratch. He also dropped it on a pile of snow in walmart parking lot, we tracked it using mobile me, went back and got it and it's fine. Seriously can't you guys just be mature and not bash apple anychance you get? Fanboys arnt cool. Anyways, TS apple may replace it since the back is known to be fairly weaker then the front, I would go to a apple store and complain then when you get the new one put a invisible shield on it and a otter box defender.
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post #32 of 68
Bobicon, I LoL'ed at that too.

OP< your screwed. The damage on that phone could never be considered usage damage. I cant imagine buying a expensive phone and not having insurance. My Evo, wifes Fascinate and son's Driod X... costs me 21$ total a month to cover em... well worth it.
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post #33 of 68
Take it to the Apple store and see if they will fix it for free. If not, buy an OEM replacement and do the fix yourself. From what I can recall from a friend changing his backing to a metal one, it only takes like two screws to be taken out.

How to remover the back

The part to do it
OEM

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post #34 of 68
I'd ignore the anti apple comments in this thread. A lot of those in this thread.

Anyway, take it to apple. That is really the best first option. They tend to be good at replacements. If they don't replace it, maybe they can repair, but it won't be cheap. I seriously doubt otterbox will cover it. I suppose you can shoot them an email though. Dumb of them to leave a hole in the case :/
    
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post #35 of 68
I had heard of some issues with the rear side glass breaking because of dust particles between it and the case. Here's the article I had read.

http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/07/a...ennagate-woes/
post #36 of 68
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He also dropped it on a pile of snow in walmart parking lot, we tracked it using mobile me, went back and got it and it's fine.
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post #37 of 68
my friend broke his back plate on his iphone 4, he said he found it online for 30 bucks and it took him 2 minutes of his own time to replace it...

i wouldnt take it to apple.
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post #38 of 68
You can do it yourself for cheap if they won't fix it.

http://www.iresq.com//iphone-repair/iphone-4.html

You can also get a conversion kit and make your Iphone white.
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Bs. The Apple hate on overclock.net is so funny, so many Fanboys.
How can you be a fanboy if you dont like apple? Apple fanboy.

Anyway you are screwed, that phone is destroyed. Its not a small crack from dropping it, it looks like you threw it at the ground. Sending it in for any reason like people have suggested( I.E. the button is lose, no crap its lose the phone is destroyed) will get you no where fast. If the phone still works im sure you can get it repaired, but its gonna be on your hands.
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post #40 of 68
They'll want you to buy another.
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