Iphone 6 dropped

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

  1. woodwood macrumors newbie

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    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)

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  2. Bomb Bloke macrumors regular

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    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

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    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:

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    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.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. woodwood thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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

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    Go to the apple store.. replace phone.
     

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