Dropped iPhone 5 - Screen Replacement?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by brittany0613, May 31, 2013.

  1. brittany0613 macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2010
    Ok, so it seems it's always the tiny falls that do the most damage. I dropped my phone from like 2 feet off the ground and the screen glass SHATTERED. I have a minimal case on it to protect the edges since that's what has always hit when it fell. This time it landed flat smack on the screen. Now please, I beg you to spare me the Apple Care and "You should get a better case" lectures and simply help me with what I need help with... I obviously need to get my screen fixed. It seems from what I've found so far that replacing the whole screen/digitizer is what needs to happen since it takes an act of God to replace simply the front cracked glass. But here is my fear... That I'm going to get some P.O.S. screen that isn't going to be as good as what I had to begin with. Can anyone point me in the direction of where I should go to get a new screen?

  2. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040


    Aug 24, 2012
    New York, USA
    LCD Touch Screen Digitizer Frame Assembly Replacement for iPhone 5 5G - black

    Only one on amazon i can find with digitizer.

    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk 2
  3. MrMacMack macrumors 6502a

    Oct 24, 2012
    Did you purchase AppleCare Plus for this phone?
  4. barkomatic macrumors 68040

    Aug 8, 2008
    Even without AppleCare Apple will swap the iPhone with a mint condition unit for something like $249 or $299. It's a lot less hassle than taking it to some janky third party repair shop or doing it yourself. Genuine screens and digitizers are extremely expensive right now. I would really advise against buying the part online.
  5. MrMacMack macrumors 6502a

    Oct 24, 2012
    It's $229 for out of warranty replacement. It's a pretty decent deal.
  6. iRepairParts macrumors regular


    Oct 6, 2012
    I agree.. The high quality iPhone 5 LCD Digitizer Assemblies are super expensive at this point in time. However, over the past few weeks they have dropped significantly in price, so it should become more affordable to do the repair in the coming weeks.
  7. lylemo macrumors member

    Nov 28, 2008
    In-store screen replacement

    A couple of days ago, Apple announced in-store screen replacement at its retail locations for $149. This can be purchased with or without AppleCare+.
  8. MrMacMack macrumors 6502a

    Oct 24, 2012
    Well that's even better!
  9. lylemo macrumors member

    Nov 28, 2008
  10. hewhodareswins macrumors newbie


    Apr 10, 2013
    you should be able to get your screen replaced for abot £40-£60
  11. lylemo macrumors member

    Nov 28, 2008
    Probably not in the U.S.

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