Are OEM replacement back cases on ebay real?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by goldserve, May 25, 2009.

  1. leons macrumors 6502

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    either way, how hard is the back cover to replace?
     
  2. The Californian macrumors 68040

    The Californian

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    Cheap China made clones

    Yah, I'd check the quality... The last thing I'd want is a "cheap China made clone"... I definitely want the "cheap China made original".
     
  3. Untaken macrumors member

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    They can't be any worse than the real ones that crack right out of the box. :rolleyes:
     
  4. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    Ha, ha..... You want the expensive original china made cracking back..

    No cheap china clone for me....:confused:
     
  5. DiSFLyLaTiNa macrumors regular

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    you need to get one that shows the picture of the other side of the case. Because I'm not sure I was only looking at the 2G's, but there's like a ribbon connector on the back cover of the phone and the cheapest ones don't have that.
     
  6. goldserve thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So no none in this forum has done a back replacement before?
     
  7. DiSFLyLaTiNa macrumors regular

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pr6HWZa0dGM&feature=channel

    that video shows the taking apart for the battery replacement, but I think it shows you enough of the other side of the back cover to see what I'm talking about. You need to get the back covers on eBay that have those connectors that you see on the VERY last part of that video. I hope that made more sense to you. But I still have not done that before either.
     
  8. transam7816 macrumors regular

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    Have replaced my backing but not an oem one. I opted for a red one
     
  9. goldserve thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I visited iFixit and there was a tutorial to remove the back case. The last instructions are to remove the switches, gps antenna, vitrator motor, etc.

    For the person that went with the red case, did the replacement have to have all these cables pre-installed or just the back?
     

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