Iphone 4 Screen VERY Scratched!

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by candn14, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. candn14 macrumors newbie

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    Just bought an Iphone 4 on Ebay and the screen is VERY scratched! Not as described so talking to the seller at the moment.

    Just wanted to figure out if i had any other options like the following:

    Any techniques or products you can buy to remove or hid the scratches?

    Or

    Could you just replace the front screen and not the touch screen so you have a brand new screen?

    Or

    Do you guys have any other ideas, tips, help etc....
     
  2. RodThePlod macrumors 6502a

    RodThePlod

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    If I'd bought it from eBay and it was VERY scratched and not as described, I'd be sending it right back to the seller.

    I know it's a pain - especially if you get to a dispute state - but if it's clearly not as described, I wouldn't be thinking of buying new screens, etc. - I'd just want my money back.

    RTP.
     
  3. MagicalWhiffle macrumors newbie

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    Personally I would fix it. Finding a good iPhone sale can be difficult, so if everything else works fine, then replacement of the glass is a relatively minor issue.

    For the iPhone 4 the digitizer and LCD are glued together so you may have to buy both as one unit, and that can be something like $40 depending on where you get it. However, if you are somewhat technically inclined you can buy just the iPhone 4 digitizer for about $10. Removing the LCD from the digitizer can be difficult for some, so I do not recommend this if you're not good with electronic parts.

    That's 3 options as far as I see it. (1) Return the phone and go back to fighting bidders for a sale, (2) Replace the screen and LCD for about $40, (3) Replace the digitizer and try to salvage the original LCD for about $10. It's just a question of how much your time is worth.
     

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