Antenna Band Replacement

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  1. iExpensive, Jan 3, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2012

    iExpensive macrumors 6502

    iExpensive

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    So I was feeling a little rebellious and went a week without a bumper on my brand new 4S. It turns out that the antenna band is the least durable part of the phone and now has about 4 scratches/dents. Is there any replacement part I can install myself? I guess it really doesn't matter since I will never see it now that I use my bumper but I would still like to restore it back to factory condition.
     
  2. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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  3. iExpensive thread starter macrumors 6502

    iExpensive

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    True but you would expect the antenna to be less malleable than pure gold!
     
  4. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Yeah the band although it's strong, it can easily get marked up. It's a lot of work to replace it since u need to remove the logic board and front facia. Not to mention pretty expensive, which probably would be better to get an out of warranty replacement.
     
  5. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    it's more money and hassle than it's worth. if anything, just get a replacement from apple for 200$
     

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