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Jordan M
17th August 2010, 05:09 PM
Hey,

I have a iPhone 3G that is barely holding a charge and was wanting to get it serviced at the Apple Store.

Just wondering if any of you guys know answers to the following...

Do they crack open/replace the battery, and if so is it on the spot or come back in 3 days.

Or do they simply take your money and give you a shiny refurb?

Cheers
Jordan

Comet
17th August 2010, 05:11 PM
They'll take the money and give you a shiny refurb one.

Jordan M
17th August 2010, 05:17 PM
Great :D

Exactly what I wanted to hear (mine is in poor cosmetic condition).

Salt988
17th August 2010, 10:00 PM
You can also try Evolution Mobile Phone Services (http://www.evolutionmobilephones.tk) , think they also do this replacement sort of stuff.

zigzagler
29th August 2010, 09:40 PM
They'll take the money and give you a shiny refurb one.

How much does Apple Retail charge for battery replacement? say for an iPhone 3Gs?

Cheers!

Exocet
29th August 2010, 10:09 PM
I think it's $99

Jordan M
30th August 2010, 12:18 PM
It was $109 for the 3G and I am guessing it will be the same for a 3GS.

My genius didn't bother waiting for it to charge, just opened it and checked the water sensors.

6andy6
19th September 2010, 08:26 AM
You can also try Evolution Mobile Phone Services (http://www.evolutionmobilephones.tk) , think they also do this replacement sort of stuff.

Somewhat ironic you go to that website on the iPad or iPhone itself and you can't cos it has dadadadadada flash! Lol.

Topher87
19th September 2010, 02:52 PM
Just in case anyone else is reading this thread and doesn't want to pay $110, I do a 3G battery replacement for about $75, and a 3Gs for $85. Contact me via the web page, don't forgot to mention that you are a member of mactalk!

iPhone Repairs | uCrack iFix (http://ucrackifix.com.au/contact/contact-form/)

I am based in Brisbane, but we will have an online store up and running soon to streamline interstate repairs, as well as parts, cases, accessories and what not.

When you paid the $109, did they give you a refurb or did they just replace your battery? If you have a fairly beaten up iPhone it would probably be worth paying the $109, if you get a refurb in return.

drewbles
20th September 2010, 04:16 PM
Just in case anyone else is reading this thread and doesn't want to pay $110, I do a 3G battery replacement for about $75, and a 3Gs for $85. Contact me via the web page, don't forgot to mention that you are a member of mactalk!

iPhone Repairs | uCrack iFix (http://ucrackifix.com.au/contact/contact-form/)

I am based in Brisbane, but we will have an online store up and running soon to streamline interstate repairs, as well as parts, cases, accessories and what not.

When you paid the $109, did they give you a refurb or did they just replace your battery? If you have a fairly beaten up iPhone it would probably be worth paying the $109, if you get a refurb in return.

Apple gives you a complete replacement unit (typically a refurb).

This makes the $109 worth it IMO. Pretty much a brand new handset for $109 :)

Jordan M
20th September 2010, 09:45 PM
Exactly right, Apple just replace the phone.

Topher87
20th September 2010, 11:34 PM
Apple gives you a complete replacement unit (typically a refurb).

This makes the $109 worth it IMO. Pretty much a brand new handset for $109 :)

Totally agree! It would be worth it in a lot of cases. $109 is not bad at all.