Broke my 4S screen!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Eddiedv, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. Eddiedv macrumors newbie

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    So.... threw my phone and i broke my screen, the screen was halfway working and then it just stopped completely, the phone is still completely useable via voice over and siri but im looking into buying a new screen assembly to fix the phone but im not sure which and where to buy.. any suggestions? Thanks in advance guys!
     
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  3. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

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    Anger management?
     
  4. Eddiedv thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well if you must know my mother pissed me off while i was visiting and i threw it.. i threw it into the grass not expecting it to break but i musta hit a rock!! Stupid mistake but i gotta fix it now..
     
  5. verwon macrumors 68030

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    I second this suggestion!
     
  6. iHateMacs macrumors 6502a

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    I know how you feel. I have thrown phones at walls before. Not mobiles, just work cordless ones, but it does feel better afterwards doesn't it :) Unless your screen cracks :(
     
  7. wordoflife macrumors 604

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  8. Eddiedv thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Lol we arnt here to talk about my anger issues! can someone please direct me to where i need to go to buy a high quality screen? Also, is there a difference in the 4 screen and the 4S?

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    into possibly a million pieces.. alot of the glass is missing on the bottom left of the phone, probably the point of impact.
     
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  10. Eddiedv thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have insurance but it just seems like a big hassle.. they want me to fill out an affidavit, have my brother sign it, attach a copy of his ID and get it notarized before they will fix it or send me a new phone.. they want my brother to do it cause im under his companies AT&T plan.. and they are gonna charge me 200 after that lol

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    Jesus they want almost 200 for the screen assembly?? what do u guys think of this?

    http://www.amazon.com/Apple-Digitiz...OGFU/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1325117566&sr=8-4
     
  11. Mars478 macrumors 6502a

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    Buy from eBay, and buy one of the ones that are available in all the price ranges. Change the color too! They're usually pretty good quality. Just check the feedback score of the seller... good luck
     
  12. Eager Beaver macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, the 4s has a yellowish tint -
    Some call it "warm" ?
    Do they tell their friend with yellow teeth that they have a "warm" smile - lol :rolleyes:
     
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    It's harder to replace the front screen, because it has most of the components. Next time, crack your back screen. :p
     
  15. bruleke macrumors 6502

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    An important question for all of you: how about the quality of the digitizer+lcd screen of iFixit? Crappy? Good? As good as the genuine from Apple Store?
     
  16. Eddiedv thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I know this but i think i can figure it out! ;)

    I guess im gonna buy it and see what happens!!
     
  17. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    can't you still take it to the apple store and pay $199 for a replacement? probably the easiest thing to do
     
  18. Eddiedv thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah but **** that.. rather pay 60 bucks and get a red iphone.. i can prolly sell it to some dumbass who wants a red one for more $ anyways lol
     
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    bruleke macrumors 6502

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    To the OP: Check this out.

     
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  21. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

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    just take it to a local authorized repair shop:

    http://www.apple.com/buy/locator/service/

    Let them do it. they will likely know what they're doing, stand behind their work, and be cheaper/not much more expensive than doing yourself.

    My dad broke his screen and it was $112 OTD from a local authorized repair shop.
     
  22. iceterminal macrumors 68000

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    Or you can sell it to some dumbass that threw his phone in the grass and broke the screen. Those idiots deserve to be charged more. :D
     
  23. pat park macrumors 6502a

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    Does the OP intend to do the work himself? Based on what I've read so far, I would recommend paying the $200 for a replacement. Installing the screen is no easy task. Very easy to slip something up. Frustrating working with smaller parts, screws.

    Chalk it up to an expensive mistake.
     
  24. rocknblogger macrumors 68020

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    Why did you throw it dude? Gotta control that anger!
     

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