- iPhone Beginner
- 52 Posts
Iphone screen cracked :( help!
ok so i drooped my iphone, everything works but the screen is cracked and im looking on ebay for screens, would i only need the :
LCD Screen Front Lens Glass Replacement For iPhone 4G
LCD Screen Front Lens Glass Replacement For iPhone 4G - eBay (item 400167685967 end time Oct-29-10 17:55:38 PDT)
- 10-29-2010, 07:48 PM #2
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- 10-30-2010, 11:28 PM #8
And heres the literature directly from Apple themselves in case anyone is curious...
If your phone is under warranty and the screen needs to be replaced due a defect with the device, there is no cost to have the screen replaced at a retail store. However, if itís not a warranty issue, the cost of having the screen replaced is $199.
- 10-30-2010, 11:38 PM #9
- 10-31-2010, 10:15 AM #10iPhone Intermediate
- 224 Posts
iPhone 3 Dead?
I want to eBay off my iPhone 3 now that I have a 4. So I removed the sim card and put it into the 4. I then did a reset all to remove the data stored. I especially didn't want pix of my family and my music to go with the phone.
I accepted the warnings and then the phone said it'd take 2 hours to finish the reset. I left it on wall power to make sure it didn't run out of battery during this time.
After the progress bar made it all the way showing that the data had been all erased, the phone went to a dim gray screen with an Apple logo in the middle. It's the same screen as you see at boot up. After then, nothing changed for hours.
I eventually shut the phone down by pressing the on/off and home buttons at the same time because the on/off alone wasn't effective. When I tried restarting using the on/off button, the phone goes to the logo screen but never finishes the boot up. Does it need the sim to boot? It didn't need the sim to boot before the data reset.
- 10-31-2010, 12:29 PM #11
- 10-31-2010, 01:46 PM #12
That front glass from eBay won't do you much good unfortunately.
The glass, digitizer, and LCD screen are all glued together and should be replaced as one unit.
Check out ifixit.com they sell the front assembly for $149 and thier site has detailed instructions on how to swap it out. They can also sell you the tools you will need if you decide to do it yourself.
iPhone 4 Display Assembly (821-0999, 821-0695-A) - iFixit
- 10-31-2010, 01:59 PM #13
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- 01-16-2012, 12:53 AM #15iPhone Nanite
- 1 Posts
Wow, 149 dollars for the screen at ifixit...thatd be a great deal if you couldnt get the repair done for you for 80-90 bucks at places online. I was looking here several days ago after googling for help when I broke my iPhone 4 and almost paid that price to do it myself. I ended up sending it to iRepairfast.com, and already got my phone back today. it looks like new and I only paid 80 bucks!
just my 0.02
- 01-16-2012, 02:19 AM #16
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- 01-30-2012, 09:14 AM #18
This just happened to me last week. I looked into replacing the screen but broke down and went to Apple instead. I was prepared to spend 199 to swap my broken iPhone for a new one but I was pleasantly surprised when they told me it was only gonna be 149. Also another point to make is that they are able to tell if you replace your screen and if something else happens to your iPhone they will not help you because you voided your warranty. Hope this helps you out in making your decision.
- 02-14-2012, 12:47 AM #19
- 02-14-2012, 11:32 AM #20