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    Default iPhone 5 Screen Cracked-How Do I Replace It?

    iPhone 5 screen is cracked if I take it into buddy at apple and say can you replace the screen ? What's he goin to tell me yes we can replace the screen for $$ or no we can't do that but ill sell you another one for 229 ..
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    Default Re: How does it work ? Just want simple answer

    Quote Originally Posted by torry9 View Post
    iPhone 5 screen is cracked if I take it into buddy at apple and say can you replace the screen ? What's he goin to tell me yes we can replace the screen for $$ or no we can't do that but ill sell you another one for 229 ..
    Easiest answer=call the Apple store and ask. They might not all have the same answer.
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    Default Re: How does it work ? Just want simple answer

    If its not under warranty they'll probably just repair the screen at a price or replace it with a refurbished unit.
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    Default Re: How does it work ? Just want simple answer

    Quote Originally Posted by torry9 View Post
    iPhone 5 screen is cracked if I take it into buddy at apple and say can you replace the screen ? What's he goin to tell me yes we can replace the screen for $$ or no we can't do that but ill sell you another one for 229 ..
    As Massie said, Call Apple it can't hurt. More than likely unless you bought insurance like Assurance or Applecare + it is going to cost you.
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    Default Re: How does it work ? Just want simple answer

    The most likely scenario at the Apple store is that they'll take your iPhone 5, and you'll pay them the $229 and they'll give you a refurbished model (some heavier volume stores are apparently repairing them now instead, but i would imagine you still run a better chance of getting a replacement vs. a repair).

    You can take it to a local repair shop to have it replaced...just out of curiosity I called a couple of pretty well known repair shops here in Atlanta, one called Phone Guru quoted me $200, the other called Bob Knows Phones quoted me $179 (both said it could be done in about an hour and warrantied work). I think in both cases i would just spend the extra money and have Apple do it, but that's just me.
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    Default Re: How does it work ? Just want simple answer

    So there mostlikey just gunna take the phone and ill be coughing up the 229 for a new one
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    Yeah... $229 for a refurbished one, but they are like new. They look like they have never been used. You can also search locally for repair shops. They will replace the screen itself for cheaper and you will keep the same phone.
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    Default Re: How does it work ? Just want simple answer

    Quote Originally Posted by Chase Isley View Post
    Yeah... $229 for a refurbished one, but they are like new. They look like they have never been used. You can also search locally for repair shops. They will replace the screen itself for cheaper and you will keep the same phone.
    I checked and it is $319 (ouch!) for front glass and lcd repair. Did not see an option for glass only. They fixed the front glass of an iphone 3G for me a couple years ago for about $60 though. You could call them and see if that is an option even though it is not listed on the website. They seemed to be pretty flexible about that stuff when I worked with them. It may depend on what parts are available for repairing devices. Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by projectman View Post
    I checked and it is $319 (ouch!) for front glass and lcd repair. Did not see an option for glass only. They fixed the front glass of an iphone 3G for me a couple years ago for about $60 though. You could call them and see if that is an option even though it is not listed on the website. They seemed to be pretty flexible about that stuff when I worked with them. It may depend on what parts are available for repairing devices. Good luck.
    They never replace the glass alone, it's always the glass and digitizer. Also, any company that charges more than Apple to repair is simply not setup to do the repairs and are most likely sending it out and trying to make a profit over the ACTUAL repair cost that they're paying. $319 is just stupid...especially when Apple will do it for substantially less and have it back to you in about 2 hours (depending on traffic of the store).
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    Apple just gives you a refurbished phone if you pay the $229
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    Default Re: iPhone 5 Screen Cracked-How Do I Replace It?

    The screen for 4S/4 is cheap to replace but apparently most 3rd party stores are charging around $200 to replace screen on the 5.
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    Default Re: iPhone 5 Screen Cracked-How Do I Replace It?

    The iPhone 5 screens are still very expensive so look to pay a lot of cash. I have found these guys to be helpful though

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    Default Re: iPhone 5 Screen Cracked-How Do I Replace It?

    Quote Originally Posted by torry9 View Post
    iPhone 5 screen is cracked if I take it into buddy at apple and say can you replace the screen ? What's he goin to tell me yes we can replace the screen for $$ or no we can't do that but ill sell you another one for 229 ..

    Torry9, have you gotten your iPhone 5 screen replaced since your March posting?
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    Default Re: iPhone 5 Screen Cracked-How Do I Replace It?

    Since it's slightly relevant to the content of this thread, Apple announced this earlier this month...no more replacement on site apparently unless the phone is just too far gone and you have Apple Care +...

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