Back Glass Cover Replacement

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by gronyiv, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. gronyiv macrumors newbie

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    I cracked my back glass cover on my iPhone 4 and I was wondering what's the best vendor on Amazon to buy a replacement from (I have a gift card to Amazon)? It also appears some of them don't have flash diffuser's so can I take the flash diffuser out of my broken back plate and put it in the new one?
     
  2. iAmYou macrumors 6502

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    Apple genius bar will replace the back glass for $29
     
  3. willmtaylor, Aug 26, 2012
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    willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Sane your Amazon card for a case and get Apple or Mission:Repair to fix your back glass.

    $30 for a full repair with lifetime guarantee and replacement if dropped/damaged again. Here's the link.
     
  4. xAnthony macrumors 65816

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    I find it amazing that you would go through all that trouble, instead of taking it to the Apple store, purchasing a new back cover for $29 and be done with it in 5 minutes. You must have a lot of free time.
     
  5. gronyiv thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well there are screens on eBay for $10 so apple doesn't seem like the best option. And does anybody know if I can use my old flash diffuser?
     
  6. iAmYou macrumors 6502

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    Apple for $29 is certainly your best option. Nobody said it was the cheapest.
     
  7. gronyiv thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Why is apple the best option? Won't one from eBay be just as good?
     
  8. iAmYou macrumors 6502

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    I would say no.
    Plus your warranty will be protected, if there is any remaining.
    They will install it and it will include all necessary parts.
     
  9. gronyiv thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't have a warranty. I think $20 is a big enough price difference to make eBay a better option.
     
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  11. xAnthony macrumors 65816

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    Everyone here has told you to buy the back cover from the Apple store... You don't seem like you want to take our advice and your mind seems made up already...

    Make the eBay purchase, but don't complain when you have a cheap knock-off on your phone that will usually cause camera issues.
     
  12. gronyiv thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well the main reason I posted on here was to know if I could use the flash diffuser off my old back.
     
  13. iaymnu macrumors 6502

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    Probably not. But you can try to disassemble it. :confused:
     

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