How hard is to replace broken housing?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Al3x87, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. Al3x87 macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2010
    Hi! How hard is to replace broken housing on an Iphone 4? I just broken it, and I don't want to pay 10000$ to a service, i just want to it by myself, at home. So, is it hard? Do you any advice?

    Thanks! Alex
  2. CZK macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2010
    Back = easy

    Front = don't try this
  3. JD914 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 24, 2007
    Dutchess County NY
    What broke the front or back?

    If back, Apple replaces them for $29 or you can DIY, it's not hard.

    If you broke the front, I suggest you get an out of warranty replacement from Apple for $200, you basically have to disassemble the device entirely and I would not suggest you do so.
  4. Al3x87 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2010
    Is the back. I will try to do it myself. I already ordered a housing from ebay with some tools. Hope it will be easy

    Thanks for your help!
  5. Sherifftruman macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2010
    It could hardly be easier. Just be careful not to strip the screws. Once they are out, the back just literally slides up 1/8 inch and off it comes. Reverse it and you are back in business.

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