iPhone 6S screen issue, replace vs repair

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by pika2000, May 6, 2016.

  1. pika2000 macrumors 68030

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    There are lines showing on my 6S' LCD. It was bought last year, and still under warranty.
    My question is, if I bring it for service, will I simply get a "new" 6S or will it need to be "repaired"? The reason I ask is this is my daily driver, so I cannot really go without the iPhone. I had battery replacement on my iPhone 5 and it was done within a few hours. I would think LCD repair would take longer than just a few hours.

    Anybody can share their experience?
     
  2. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    All depends on the Apple store. They might just hand you a refurbished phone and send you on your way or they could ask you to wait while they fix it. If not busy it should not take but 30 minutes to replace the screen if that is the problem.
     
  3. pika2000 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Will it be that quick? I mean seeing the adhesive on the phone from ifixit videos, I am curious if the "repair" is doable at store level.
     
  4. Newtons Apple Suspended

    Newtons Apple

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    It all depends on how busy the repair people in the back are. There is a possibility they will not be able to fix and you will have to wait for another day. If I were you I would call the Apple store as they are the only ones who can answer that question.
     
  5. barry.wiestling macrumors member

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    I had screen issues and I took my 6S in and they replaced the screen in the back and didn't give me a different device. It took them about an hour and a half because they were a little backed up but I just walked around the mall until it was ready to pick up. The screen has been flawless since.
     
  6. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    It shouldn't take more than an hour to repair the screen done by Apple. But as above, it depends on how backed up they are and how many technicians are in the back. You do have the option on waiting or they may tell you to come back in a few hours.
     
  7. megagene macrumors member

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    I've had my screen replaced twice now. The first time it took them three hours. The second time, it was done in an hour and a half. I just did some shopping, went back to the Apple store, and BAM! New screen.
     
  8. Bhs1975 macrumors 6502

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    Don't forget to back up your phone and wipe it out. I took mine in to get the screen swapped and they bricked it so they swapped it with a service one and I didn't wipe it and I got a call later from the refurbishing center that my old phone was icloud locked with my stuff still on it.
     

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