iPhone 5 with replaced screen...

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by meags, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. meags macrumors newbie

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    So, I did a very stupid thing and sent my android using boyfriend to buy a used iphone 5 from someone.

    He brings me home a phone with the thickest screen protector I've ever seen and a sticker covering the home button. When I questioned why he didn't remove them, I got an "I thought it looked cool." response.

    I noticed there was a spot on the screen when you pressed down like you would see on a tv or monitor. I don't know how else to describe it. So I ripped off the protector and button sticker to find a replaced screen with a soft spot (only way I know how to describe it) and a crooked a** home button. Also the phone was originaly black and now it's white.

    I wouldn't be mad, but the guy lied to my boyfriend's face about what was wrong with it and sometimes it's like the screen stops acknowledging that I'm touching it. I have to hit the lock screen button and then home button to get it working again.

    So, should I just sell to someone who wont be as pissed when i don't lie to them and try to get a new one? Or can I fix the screen by replacing it myself or taking it to someone? Whats more cost effective? It's a 64gb for Verizon. I bought it for $350. The issues are completely tolerable, I'm just disgusted that I got played even though it wouldn't have happened if I just gone myself.
     
  2. braddick macrumors 68040

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    It possibly could be a quick fix with any of the repair shops that work on screen replacements.
    I'd check into that option first before considering selling it.
     
  3. meags thread starter macrumors newbie

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    When you say quick fix do you think they just need to look inside and tinker around or replace the screen? I guess I'm just wondering how little money I can put into it before it would cost me the same as buying another one around $450-500
     
  4. braddick macrumors 68040

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    I recently had serious light bleed on my iP4 screen. Everything else was fine.
    A screen replacement type shop fixed it in less than 20 minutes and charged $40.

    Your issue could also be an easy fix.
    (The last screen replacement I had done the guy fixed the non-working home button for free.)
     

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