cracked Screen

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by firedogut, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. firedogut macrumors regular

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    So my wife dropped her iphone 3GS and the screen cracked. LCD is fine.

    I need to replace the glass and wanted your advise. Yes i have used the search feature however most results were old and/or just stated nothing can be done shore of spending $100-200

    In the last few months a lot of OEM screens have popped up on amazon and other sites. Prices range from $13-50.

    Has anyone used these?
    If so from what site?
    Does the screen feel like the original screen?

    thanks in advance.
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    If you feel comfortable doing it yourself you could save some money over the $200 Apple charges.
    Also theres sites that would do it for around $80. You send it in and they ship it back to you a few days later.
     
  3. firedogut thread starter macrumors regular

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    I would like to do it myself.

    My question is where to buy the screen. Like I said I've seen the glass listed anywhere from 15 to 50 bucks. Which one have people had good luck with which ones are junk.

    I want the new screen to feel like the one that came with the phone.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    They should be the same.
    I know they sell them on ebay also.
     
  5. calvy macrumors 65816

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    Won't the apple store do this for cheap now days? I know my brother had his replaced under warranty in store due to a stress crack. Took less than 10 minutes.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    They wont do it for cheap.
    If you're nice and get lucky you might get away with them fixing it for free but thats the exception. According to their policy they charge $199.
     
  7. firedogut thread starter macrumors regular

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    i decided to buy one from http://www.zeetron.com/ (from their ebay account which is 10 bucks cheaper)

    They state that it is OEM. i'll let you guys know how it goes.
     
  8. gerbort macrumors newbie

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    My wife shattered her's and shipped it to www.ifixyouri.com ...pretty fast turn around, good customer service, good prices.
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Good to know incase we need to use one of those sites.
    Knock on wood :)
     
  10. chargit macrumors 6502a

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    OEM replacement screens are not sold on eBay! that is a total lie. and no the cheap ones do not work like a real one.


    I dont mean the guy who posted is lying I mean the seller on eBay is lying!
     

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