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Old Nov 4, 2012, 01:58 PM   #26
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Yes they are, dude sorry to say you sound like an idiot. Thats the design (unibody) and they don't make fake chassis, they all come from Foxconn. Do you think some kids in the basement are making them? These are all genuine, just like screens, home buttons, chassis. It's genuine.

Seriously man you're embarrassing yourself here, you should leave.
How am I embarrassed myself?

I have never purchased anything from the site before.

If I could get a cheaper place to get my Iphone 5 fixed (in the UK) It would be much appreciated.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 02:00 PM   #27
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After owning an iPhone for 5 years, I learnt not to drop it


Seriously.
AMEN! Finally someone who learns not to blame others, instead learn to be responsible.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 02:02 PM   #28
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Found this:

http://iphone5mod.com/shop/iphone-5-...e-replacement/

Right..well if it's genuine why does it just say Iphone wheres the rest of the text under the back?
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 03:56 PM   #29
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Found this:

http://iphone5mod.com/shop/iphone-5-...e-replacement/

Right..well if it's genuine why does it just say Iphone wheres the rest of the text under the back?
No thats the link I sent you
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 04:51 PM   #30
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It can't be repaired.

Break front or the back you need a new phone.
What are you talking about?

Replacing the front screen takes less than 5 minutes:
http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Installi...sembly/10906/1

The back is more complex, but still doable: http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Installi...r+Case/10899/1
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 05:31 PM   #31
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What are you talking about?

Replacing the front screen takes less than 5 minutes:
http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Installi...sembly/10906/1

The back is more complex, but still doable: http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Installi...r+Case/10899/1
4 pages in of disassembly, I gave up. The average joe would be lucky to have a working phone after that. It's a complete disassembly. If you gotta have it done, you do what you gotta do. People shouldn't think it's a walk in the park, though.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 05:32 PM   #32
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What are you talking about?

Replacing the front screen takes less than 5 minutes:
http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Installi...sembly/10906/1

The back is more complex, but still doable: http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Installi...r+Case/10899/1
Looks too complicated for me to fix.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 08:55 AM   #33
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Would a third party shop replace it cheaper than Apple?

I'm just worried they won't put genuine Iphone parts on or something?
They most likely would. Apple has the straight up fee for any fix, while many shops fees vary depending on the fix. As for the genuine parts, most parts that fix shops have are real. But you could order the parts from Ifixit or a retail place that has genuine parts and then ask them to replace it for you.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 08:59 AM   #34
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there should be a warning "not for people who can't pay attention for more than 2 minutes or cannot follow instructions"
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 09:15 AM   #35
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Accidents happen, that's why....they're called accidents. The most careful person can still drop a phone. Most of us are moderately careful, and I'd bet a typical iPhone user does drop their phone once or twice before they upgrade. So, frankly, anyone who chooses to not protect the phone in a decent case is asking for trouble IMO.
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Replacing the screen is just a matter of removing two screws and a cable. I don't get why you guys say it is complicated. And it is just one page, not four.

Replacing the back is more complex but I don't see why a phone would become useless if the back gets scratches, that would only be cosmetic.
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