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Old May 4, 2011, 11:01 PM   #1
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Where to buy REAL OEM iPhone 4 Parts?

I know people have been doing white conversions for months using knock-off parts. Now that the REAL THING exists, are there any places selling the real OEM parts? I held off on doing my conversion because I didn't want knock-off crap. I want to buy the real thing! Help?
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Old May 4, 2011, 11:05 PM   #2
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Old May 4, 2011, 11:46 PM   #3
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I know people have been doing white conversions for months using knock-off parts. Now that the REAL THING exists, are there any places selling the real OEM parts? I held off on doing my conversion because I didn't want knock-off crap. I want to buy the real thing! Help?
I asked iFixIt about when they'd start selling white parts. They said TBD.
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Old May 4, 2011, 11:58 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info! So we can be 100% sure that iFixIt sells only OEM stuff? I notice they have the front panel in stock, but not the other parts.
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Old Jun 10, 2011, 10:50 AM   #5
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I've heard http://chinaontrade.com/ also sells OEM parts. However, there are mixed reviews online.

Did anyone ever use http://www.iphoneshopusa.com/ ?

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Old Feb 17, 2012, 10:37 PM   #6
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I just did a pink conversion on my wife's iPhone 4 from eBay and it works just as good as OEM. But from what I understand, it's not gorilla glass so it might not hold up as well if dropped. The job took me an hour and a half to replace the back/front and home button but it wasn't my first time tearing an iPhone apart. The job is not for everyone.
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Old Jul 17, 2013, 09:34 PM   #8
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http://www.powerbookmedic.com

This is where I get parts when I want assurance that I'm not buying garbage.

http://www.powerbookmedic.com/White-...y-p-20474.html
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http://www.powerbookmedic.com

This is where I get parts when I want assurance that I'm not buying garbage.

http://www.powerbookmedic.com/White-...y-p-20474.html
Their prices look a little high. $17 for an iPhone 5 SIM card tray? $449 for a logic board?
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Old Jul 18, 2013, 09:42 AM   #10
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Their prices look a little high. $17 for an iPhone 5 SIM card tray? $449 for a logic board?
Well I wouldn't buy something as simple as a Sim Card tray from there. I mean there's literally no difference between that one for $17 and a $4 tray on Amazon. But for things that matter, I'm willing to pay more to a company with a good warranty and a history of good customer service.
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Old Jul 18, 2013, 09:58 AM   #11
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Old Jul 18, 2013, 02:01 PM   #12
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Also interested in this.

Are the guys on alibaba claiming to sell OEM parts legit..?
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Also interested in this.

Are the guys on alibaba claiming to sell OEM parts legit..?
i personally wouldnt buy anything from a website named "alibaba". ive seen it come up in my parts searches in the past and immediately disregarded them in favor of more reliable and US based parts websites.
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Old Jul 18, 2013, 05:12 PM   #14
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i personally wouldnt buy anything from a website named "alibaba". ive seen it come up in my parts searches in the past and immediately disregarded them in favor of more reliable and US based parts websites.
Agreed. Alibaba is SPECIFICALLY asian based companies selling el cheap versions of things, not to mention that for most things there is a minimum purchase(i.e. only an option to buy 20, 50, or more, not just one).

I've had my rounds with alibaba to get small parts for projects before.
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Agreed. Alibaba is SPECIFICALLY asian based companies selling el cheap versions of things, not to mention that for most things there is a minimum purchase(i.e. only an option to buy 20, 50, or more, not just one).

I've had my rounds with alibaba to get small parts for projects before.
Interesting. I thought it was just a manufacturer - supplier hookup website.

Very difficult to find a good supplier then I guess!
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