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[_] iPhone repair

Steve Kirtley steve.kirtley at
Wed Feb 9 14:32:00 GMT 2011

Hi Matt,

Apple do a flat rate repair for non-warranty items - depending on how they
class the level of repair needed it may be £140-something or may be best
part of £300, but you would get a new phone (possibly a refurb, but
essentially rebuilt to new standard).

Alternatively have used: for both phone
and ipaq repairs... they're pretty damn good & fast
turnaround times.

+1 to try and claim on home insurance if you can though - would imagine the
excess will be lower than repair costs.


On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 2:19 PM, Matt Hamilton <matth at> wrote:

> Hi All,
>  After a slightly unfortunate accident of me absent-mindedly putting a
> Lindor chocolate egg in my pocket and forgetting about it... the same pocket
> i had my iPhone 3GS in.... my phone is now in need of some repairs.
> I have opened it up and got most of the molten chocolate our with overly
> generous amounts of isopropyl alcohol, which has fixed some things, and
> killed others. I was quite amazed at how much got in there for a device with
> virtually no holes in it.
> so at the moment:
> 1) earpiece speaker no longer works
> 2) volume buttons don't work
> 3) screen is a bit funny (liquid between the layers it looks like)
> problem 3 I can live with, problem 2 would be OK if someone knows a
> software way to increase/decrease the ringer volume. and problem 1... maybe
> related to problem 2, but most likely the dousing of alcohol has stopped the
> speaker working.
> So.... anyone have experience of getting an iPhone fixed at the Apple Store
> versus other places? One of the first google results is this place:
> Which offers fixed price repairs on various items, but no doubt I need to
> sent the phone off to them. Do the Apple store do repairs in house? Are they
> more/less expensive than other places, and what sort of turnaround time do
> they have?
> -Matt
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