iPhone 5 dropped.. Fixing..

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by HamzaAlsadr, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. HamzaAlsadr macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2012
    Hello everyone!

    I've been contemplating buying the iPhone 5, however my friend told me he has one and I can take it but he dropped it so I have to fix it.

    After visiting a shop to check its problems, this is what I received back:

    1) The IC isn't working therefore causing the front/back camera to not function.

    2) The LCD is broken, needs replacement (still works but cracked at the corner)

    3) The screen itself has detached from the chassis (picture).

    4) The chassis is bent. (picture)

    My question is, what solutions do I take:

    1) Fix all of these in a repair shop that can cost over $250 dollars.

    2) Buy a new iPhone 5 (can't really afford right now)

    3) Wait for the new series that are being released next month

    Would really appreciate the help as I am until now using my iPhone 4.


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  2. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

    Jul 3, 2013
    I would pass and get the new 5C or 5S.


    Why can't your friend take it to the Apple store and they will replace it no matter what for like $250 with a like new refurbished iPhone
  3. coolio93 macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2013
    Houston, TX
    Replace at the Apple store for 250. ALl problems solved.
  4. iKaushal macrumors 6502


    Jun 7, 2011
    Mumbai, India
  5. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    This doesn't make sense to me.
  6. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Have Apple do an OOW replacement OR sell it for parts.

    PS nothing wrong with an iPhone 4, I'm using one just fine.
  7. narutoninjakid macrumors 6502

    Dec 6, 2012
    New Jersey

    Your best bet is to go to apple store and get replacement since you said you couldn't really afford a new one right now.
  8. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Agreed. If you don't want to do this, OP, then I wouldn't buy the phone from your friend.
  9. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    So after option 1, you will have a working, just like new iPhone 5 for $250. Seems to me that satisfies ur #2 budgetary constraint.



    I wish every poster is perfectly logical, but unfortunately we have to read their minds and play doctor Phil, and read between their desires vs their wallets.

    Honestly I don't why we do this for free. :D
  10. rjkgr macrumors regular

    Aug 15, 2013
    i would say stay with the 4 for now and then wait for the 5S because that just sounds like to many problems
  11. Eddy Munn macrumors 6502

    Eddy Munn

    Dec 27, 2008
    Ouch! If it makes you feel better, I dropped my black iPhone 5 from about 5 foot the other day onto tarmac with only minor scratches. No case.
    I'm so fortunate, sorry to hear about your phone.
  12. HamzaAlsadr thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2012

    I want to buy a new one and i started saving up but until now i can't afford it. Thanks for the help anyway


    There was nothing as hard as a puzzle here, as much as you help me, I've helped others. Start your own Pay-for-Advice business and lets see how that goes.

    I still appreciate your help, thank you.


    thank you!


    thank you!


    i think that's what i'll do, thank you!


    I think I'll use the iPhone 4 until the new ones are released. Thank you so much.


    Thank you!


    Thank you!


    Thats exactly what i'll do now, thank you!


    oh man i'd shoot myself if i did that to my phone, however it was my friend that did that to his phone. Thank you anyway!
  13. SpoekGTi, Aug 22, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2013

    SpoekGTi macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2012
    The Netherlands
    I would repair and here is why:

    1. You are pondering on buying the iPhone 5, but you can't afford it momentarily.

    2. Waiting for the new model wouldnt help either since that would be the price point of the iPhone 5 now in which you can't afford right now. (maybe in a month you can i dont know that. If the last is the case i would wait.

    3. repairs should cost about 1/3 of a new iPhone 5 so that's your solution to being able to afford it and to have your iPhone 5.
  14. dextr3k macrumors 6502

    Nov 26, 2012
    If you get it for free, then take it.

    Go to apple store and have them replace it for $250. Turn around immediately and sell that refurb unit for 500+ on ebay or craigslist.

    Now you are up $250, for when you do want to buy a 5S or 5C.
  15. MandyAW92 macrumors member

    Apr 16, 2013
    Send it to a place like this http://www.spotcare.co.uk/, get it repaired cheaply and then sell it on to get more money towards the newer device
  16. mikeydeezy macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2010
    MN, USA

    This is the right answer.
  17. chabig macrumors 601

    Sep 6, 2002
    When did Apple start replacing broken iPhones for $250?

    According to Apple (https://support.apple.com/kb/index?page=servicefaq&product=iphone), "Certain damage is ineligible for out-of-warranty service, including catastrophic damage, such as the device separating into multiple pieces, and inoperability caused by unauthorized modifications. However, an iPhone that has failed due to contact with liquid may be eligible for out-of-warranty service. Apple reserves the right to determine whether or not your iPhone is eligible for Out-of-Warranty service."

    I would think that out-of-warranty replacement is not an option for this phone.

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