Cracked iPhone 4 screen. What to do? Sell? Fix then sell?

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  1. iKwick7 macrumors 65816

    iKwick7

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    So my girlfriend cracked the front of my iPhone 4 screen pretty bad. Everything works fine it's just got s terrible spiderweb crack all over the front.

    Might as well get the new 4s but what do I do with my 4?

    Do I sell at as is ? Fix then sell it?

    Thoughts? Thoughts on how much to fix the screen and where to get it fixed? Thoughts on how much I can get for it with a broken screen?
     
  2. orvn macrumors 6502

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    Fix it yourself if you're handy, then sell it.
    You're losing a lot of value by trying to sell it as-is.

    fixit.com/Guide/Installing-iPhone-4-Display-Assembly/3148/1
    (parts from ifixit are expensive, buy the screen from elsewhere, but the tutorials are great).
     
  3. iKwick7 thread starter macrumors 65816

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  4. duke-yz, Jan 20, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2012

    duke-yz macrumors newbie

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    u can try your luck here...
    i bought some spare part (other old type hone) b4 from here & DIY at home.
    http://enjoys.com.my/products.php?cat_id=3741

    ** sorry. jz realised ur location not in malaysia. i believe u shud able to find this kind of website there... good luck. ;)
     
  5. wwooden macrumors 68000

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    I bought a replacement LCD/Digitizer/glass front assembly off eBay for $40 when I cracked my screen last summer.

    Something like this:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/iPhone-4-4G...ultDomain_0&hash=item3a6d8ccb18#ht_2490wt_842

    I followed the ifixit.com guide and my phone works great now. Just take your time and keep track of everything: I used stickies and labeled each one with the step and then put the parts I pulled out of the phone on the sticky. The entire process from start to finish took me 2 hours. I could probably cut that in half now that I have done it once. I think it is worth doing the repair yourself, saves a ton of money.
     
  6. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

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    get it fixed and use it.

    or sell it to me for $50. (I'll get it fixed and use it)
     

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