Where to buy REAL OEM iPhone 4 Parts?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Juan007, May 4, 2011.

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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?
     
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    ifixit.com
     
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    I asked iFixIt about when they'd start selling white parts. They said TBD.
     
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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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    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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    i won't tell you that ifixit bought the apple parts from china.:)
     
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    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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    Digi express is the place I use for repairs.
     
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    Also interested in this.

    Are the guys on alibaba claiming to sell OEM parts legit..?
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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    sw-box.com
     
  16. macrumors newbie

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    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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