iPhone 5 or earlier Anyone know where or if I can get a replacement for this?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jf2000, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. jf2000 macrumors newbie

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    This iPhone 4 camera doesn't work. It came that way when I got it from eBay. The seller said that the camera stopped working after a screen replacement. Does anyone know if it is possible to replace the individual component, or if I should just get a new logic board? IMG_022_edited.PNG
     
  2. saltd macrumors 6502a

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    Given that the IPhone 4 should be extremely affordable and out of date, I don’t know that I would throw good money after bad to repair that. That’s practically an antique by today’s standards.
     
  3. jf2000 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, it turns out I just won another iPhone 4 for $20 on an eBay auction. I guess it doesn't matter that much
     
  4. TheSkywalker77 macrumors 6502a

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    What I'm wondering is why you're buying an iPhone 4 on eBay if they're terribly slow and unsupported.
     
  5. jf2000 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I bought one because I want to be able to tackle complicated repairs on phones. Also the iPhone 4 is cheap so I thought if this one didn't work out then I could probably find another one for a similar price. I am also collecting iPhone models, I have this iPhone 4, a 3GS, a 3G, and a 5. Oh, and I guess another iPhone 4 on its way in the mail. I also want to get an iPhone 1st generation, but getting one in decent condition is pretty expensive.
     
  6. TheSkywalker77 macrumors 6502a

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    Ah, it's so you can learn what an iPhone is like inside and become more familiar with it?
     
  7. jf2000 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Exactly.
     
  8. TheSkywalker77 macrumors 6502a

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    This is actually a really good idea and one I might use in the future - although newer iPhones have different components than the iPhone 4 and 4s it should be very similar.
     
  9. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Next time, the ifixit forum maybe a better place to find these.
     

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