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Old Jan 9, 2013, 11:36 AM   #1
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self-refurb iPhone 4 Verizon

Is it worth it to refurbish a 32GB Verizon iPhone 4 my self?

A friend is giving it to me for free. I'm thinking about using it as a music player since I'm on T-Mobile.

How much should I put into it? It has a smashed back glass, cracked front glass (not a big problem)and broken power button. I might want to replace the battery too. I hope to spend less than $100 on this.

Any tips, advice on purchasing replacement parts for this?
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 11:43 AM   #2
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"worth" is a subjective term.

To me, it'd certainly be worht it but then again I've been wanting to get my mitts on a broken iPhone and try my hand at fixing it.


...so yeah, I say go for it. I've browsed iFixit and they seem to have everything you would need.
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 11:45 AM   #3
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The A4 is showing its age now so don't expect it to run everything smoothly, but depending on the price - if dirt chip - I'd say go for it.
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 09:26 PM   #4
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I sold a 16GB AT&T iPhone 4 for $220 cash last week. Friend sold it to me for $20 with a shattered screen. Got the screen fixed for $60.
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