Can you replace the bezel/ back?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Macaroooon, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    I'm being a bit anal here, but I've scuffed my bezzel and my case literally made marks on my back of my IP5.

    Can you get them cleaned/ reanodized/ replaced and what type of cost is it?
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Jalopybox

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    Not for less than a replacement phone. Put a case on it and be done with it, or strip off the coating and polish it.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The case I had marked the back of my iphone. So annoyed. I might end up doing the bezel polishing if I can't get a replacement for the battery.
     
  4. macrumors member

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    I read somewhere that due to the high tolerances Apple required, the glass and bezel are picked from a batch and matched within fractions of millimeters. So even if you can find replacement parts, they might fit one phone but not the other.
     
  5. macrumors regular

    BensonTT

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    Why didn't you put a back protector on? Like $2
     
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    tymaster50

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    Can you enlighten me on why it wouldn't fit? To me all iPhone 5's look exactly the same, and I've seen quite a few in person, none ever looked bigger or smaller than the others. I always thought it was machine cut so it was very high accuracy
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    ???? You're not being serious are you?
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    They are machine cut to within microns based on the best cut for that particular piece of aluminum. In the video about the iPhone, they said that there are 750 different cuts that the computer chooses from. :eek:
     
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    Jordan921

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    Lol what?!
     
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    BensonTT

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    I have a back protector plus a case.. No problems whatsoever.. LoL
     

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