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Old Mar 23, 2013, 09:54 PM   #1
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Is my iPhone 4 repairable? (Cracked in half)

Hi,

Just looking for some advice as the damage is pretty severe. Basically I crushed the phone under my hydraulic bed. It's separated right where the bottom of the screen ends. Everything works. Except I can't get any reception.

I was hoping that buying a complete color conversion kit with a complete mid frame I can fix it.

Any opinions? I'd rather not waste $100 but just to see it can't be fixed. My wedding is making me broke.

I'll upload pix in a few minutes. My galaxy note is not cooperating





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Update:

Fixed!

I had to buy a new Digitizer, and mid frame, along with the glass. The wifi antenna was broken too so I had to replace that. All in all it was around $58.


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Old Mar 23, 2013, 10:25 PM   #2
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The safest way is to take the phone to apple store see if they would do out-of-warranty replacement for about $200.
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Old Mar 23, 2013, 10:26 PM   #3
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I'd say your best bet is taking it to an an Apple Store. If there's a genius there who's had a good day, you'll likely get a new phone for free. Apple geniuses have been known to do stuff like this, so if you have an Apple Store near you, I would check that out before all other options. Worst they can say is no and you can walk out of the store and look at more options.
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Old Mar 23, 2013, 10:29 PM   #4
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If the metal band is split in two I think an owr will be out of the question but you could ask. If your lucky itll be $149 and you'll get a shiny new phone
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Old Mar 24, 2013, 02:12 AM   #5
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Sounds like you're FUBAR'd. OOW replacement would be best option IMHO.
Pics of hydraulic bed too please, sounds cool.

Secondly why is a wedding making you broke? My wedding with JOP, $65. My brothers wedding $28,000. I'm just as married, just as happy but didn't start my married life forcing our parents to dump a ton of cash (or blowing saving of our own) into a "party". Marriage is in your heart not in the party thrown to celebrate it. Never understood why people blow so much... I guess it's the fairytale of it all. Good luck!
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Old Mar 24, 2013, 08:46 AM   #6
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The safest way is to take the phone to apple store see if they would do out-of-warranty replacement for about $200.
Agreed. Can't wait to see pictures of it OP.
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Old Mar 24, 2013, 09:26 AM   #7
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My galaxy note is not cooperating
And THIS is but one reason why people still buy iPhones.
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Old Mar 24, 2013, 09:28 AM   #8
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To quote apples own terms

'Certain damage is ineligible for out-of-warranty service, including catastrophic damage, such as the device separating into multiple pieces, and inoperability caused by unauthorized modifications. However, an iPhone that has failed due to contact with liquid may be eligible for out-of-warranty service.'

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Old Mar 24, 2013, 09:40 AM   #9
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To quote apples own terms

'Certain damage is ineligible for out-of-warranty service, including catastrophic damage, such as the device separating into multiple pieces, and inoperability caused by unauthorized modifications. However, an iPhone that has failed due to contact with liquid may be eligible for out-of-warranty service.'

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I know the terms are there, but still, some people can even get out-of-warranty replacements for free. I think it depends on which store you go to and who serves you. Plus OP said the phone's still working, maybe it's not that catastrophic.
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I know the terms are there, but still, some people can even get out-of-warranty replacements for free.
While Apple does do this on occasion, the OP certainly has no right to expect Apple to do this.
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Old Mar 24, 2013, 11:24 AM   #11
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Bring the fiancee. Tell then you are getting married soon and how hard it is trying to organize wedding without your iphone. Pity card will work.
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Old Mar 24, 2013, 11:34 AM   #12
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While Apple does do this on occasion, the OP certainly has no right to expect Apple to do this.
This.

If it was an ip5 in the first few days you'd have a chance as apple like examples of failure but its a bit late in the day
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Old Mar 25, 2013, 11:34 AM   #13
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Agreed. Can't wait to see pictures of it OP.
of my bed? or of my phone? haha the pics of the phone are posted now.

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Sounds like you're FUBAR'd. OOW replacement would be best option IMHO.
Pics of hydraulic bed too please, sounds cool.

Secondly why is a wedding making you broke? My wedding with JOP, $65. My brothers wedding $28,000. I'm just as married, just as happy but didn't start my married life forcing our parents to dump a ton of cash (or blowing saving of our own) into a "party". Marriage is in your heart not in the party thrown to celebrate it. Never understood why people blow so much... I guess it's the fairytale of it all. Good luck!
Hm. Do you guys think its repairable by myself getting a new midframe with all the parts and stuff? I'm pretty good with this stuff as my hobbies were always taking apart electronics and such.

At first I thought my wedding would be a bit cheaper...its just getting out of control haha...and both our parents are divorced...so its just us paying for everything.

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And THIS is but one reason why people still buy iPhones.
Its true. I had an I4 before as well...and lately I had to service my Samsung, and it was a nightmare. Basically I went three weeks without a phone, and had some interesting conversations with some pretty dumb people. I was neither provided with a replacement phone, nor treated with much respect and courtesy unlike at Apple.
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Old Mar 25, 2013, 11:41 AM   #14
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Wow
Never seen that kind of damage to an iPhone before.

I think you should take it to Apple and get it replaced for $200. I wouldn't even try repairing that. Seems like there would be a lot that needed to be replaced
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Old Mar 25, 2013, 11:45 AM   #15
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The safest way is to take the phone to apple store see if they would do out-of-warranty replacement for about $200.
at that point might just be worth it to get an iPhone 5, if your still under a 2 year contract, they you may have no choice but to pay Apple for a swap
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Old Mar 25, 2013, 11:48 AM   #16
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Yikes, at least you now know where not to stick your hand!!!
I'll stick with my flat ordinary bed.

No way to repair that. Apple will replace it for under $200.
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Yikes, at least you now know where not to stick your hand!!!
I'll stick with my flat ordinary bed.

No way to repair that. Apple will replace it for under $200.
Whats awesome is that every button still works. You can still surf and whatsapp and such.
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Old Mar 25, 2013, 12:13 PM   #18
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Is the title of this thread a joke? If your phone is repairable, so is this.



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Old Mar 25, 2013, 12:17 PM   #19
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Old Mar 25, 2013, 12:54 PM   #21
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Wtf man.
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Old Mar 25, 2013, 01:16 PM   #22
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Oh sh**, man!
what were u doing with it?
its epic fail!
its easier to ressurect the pharaoh than repair ur phone
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Old Mar 25, 2013, 02:23 PM   #23
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Ouch!!

How about adding an unlocked 64GB iPhone 5 to your wedding registry??
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Old Mar 25, 2013, 02:31 PM   #24
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Yikes, at least you now know where not to stick your hand!!!
I'll stick with my flat ordinary bed.

No way to repair that. Apple will replace it for under $200.
Yep, i4 is $169. Of course, new i5 is probably $200.
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To quote apples own terms

'Certain damage is ineligible for out-of-warranty service, including catastrophic damage, such as the device separating into multiple pieces, and inoperability caused by unauthorized modifications. However, an iPhone that has failed due to contact with liquid may be eligible for out-of-warranty service.'

Oops
They replaced a 3gs for me that was spit in two AND had water damage (took a spill while riding slick rock in Moab...... end over end down about 90' and into a pool of water at the bottom.... it was awesome!) so I would say it's worth a shot.

OP I wanted a picture of this hydraulic bed, not sure what you mean but it sound interesting. AND if it's just you guys paying for it freakin go down to the courthouse or fly to LV and get it done on the cheap. It's your day F every one else.

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