Iphone 6 dropped

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by woodwood, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. woodwood macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2015
    Yesterday I dropped my iphone 6 on the ground. The screen seems untouched, but the bottom is a bit damaged (scratched). So I wonder is it possible and easy/cheap to change only aluminium cover? (I really don't know how it is composed inside)

  2. Bomb Bloke macrumors regular

    Bomb Bloke

    Feb 12, 2015
    Tasmania (AU)
    Assuming you're talking DIY, the body sells from ~$70 up. Replacing it involves removing every single component from the original phone - some of which rely on adhesives - and then putting them all into the new clamshell. It's the sort of job where if you have to ask, it's probably not for you.

    I would be surprised if a repair center would do it for any less than about $150, but you never know.

    Personally, I'd just put a cover over it - you then won't see the scratches, and will be unlikely to gather more.
  3. BrettApple macrumors 65816


    Apr 3, 2010
    Heart of the midwest
    No easy or cheap way to fix it on the new iPhones. I recently replaced the front glass/lcd/home button and back glass on my iPhone 4s myself for a mere $20 and it looks brand spanking new (minus some wear on the steel band, but it's steel :rolleyes:). Not so with anything new since part costs are going to be high.

    I'd just consider it a battle scar :cool:


    Oh, and just to get an idea of what has to come out of the shell to replace it, here's a picture of iFixit's teardown.

  4. woodwood thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2015
    Wow, it seems pretty complicated... I thought it gonna be child's play. Well, you're right, the best solution is a cover. :cool:
  5. bigdaddy223 macrumors regular

    Jul 15, 2014
    Go to the apple store.. replace phone.

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