Wednesday, October 17, 2012
What happenned to the phone
Cost from Apple? 180 bucks.
Well, I ain't made o' money so I decided to try something cheaper: the local mofo repair guy. He charged 80 bucks and did it in half an hour.
The connector definitely failed: the reason the earphones kept cutting out was that the phone thought there was a dock connection going on. okay. . . . . but $180 to replace the part? Even repair guy appears to be getting money for jam - really, how much does the replacement part cost? and labour? I am very certain it did not take half an hour.
So, for anyone else out there, get the best protection for your mofo you can get. I have an Otter Defender case which is pretty good ( it's about as drop- proof a case as you can get) , but my work is very messy at times and I got slack, leaving it in my uniform where it got coated in gunk - so I cleaned it: apparently even a wipe with a wet cloth was too much for it. . . so now I have a plastic bag with one of those airtight seals on it and the phone screen can still be used inside that (although I'm not sure what the sound is like!)
Time 1:43 AM