Iphone cracked screen! Help!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by best23, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. best23 macrumors newbie

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    I unfortunately dropped my phone on saturday night and i have cracked the glass on my phone.

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    http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/ashleyspencerbest/DSC_0031-5.jpg

    The touch screen is still working but the crack is dangerous as glass keeps on coming off and it ruins the look.

    Is there anyway i can fix this myself? i took it to apple but they couldn't help me as they don't do iphone repairs in the uk

    what parts do i need and roughly how much will it cost to repair?
    Is it a hard job to do or should i get an expert to do it?

    Sorry for all the questions - hope you guys can help
     
  2. eplchamps0304 macrumors 6502a

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    was it in a case? I dropped mine getting out of my car in the parking lot and nothing happened.
     
  3. Bankerts macrumors member

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    Obvious answer is get a new one. That was an expensive mistake, I'd say. Until you can do that, why not get a case that covers the front?
     
  4. best23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i didn't have a case, although i will be investing in one :)

    i dropped it while trying to get it out of my pocket, it fell on concrete from waist height

    is there any way to repair it?

    is this the best place to post this or should i be using another website?
     
  5. VenomousSVT macrumors 6502

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    the 3g phone has the glass and screen as a separate part... however with the 2g phones that glass is epoxyed to the lcd scree... you have to replace the entire screen on the phone... it costs $250 for a screen and $199 for a new phone
     
  6. likegadgets macrumors 6502

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    The company below repaired my older XDA IIs for broken glass with very good results. I see they now do iPhone repairs - check them out

    http://www.pdasmart.com/
     
  7. eplchamps0304 macrumors 6502a

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    No case, then i have no sympathy for you.
     
  8. eplchamps0304 macrumors 6502a

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    where does it cost $199 for a new iphone.
     
  9. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    Apple Store, AT&T, Best Buy...
    with a contract of course. Where have you been since release day?
     
  10. VenomousSVT macrumors 6502

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    hahaha
     
  11. eplchamps0304 macrumors 6502a

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    The OP is obviously already locked into a contract, so he cant get it at that price.
     
  12. fleali88 macrumors regular

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    you can get a replacement screen on ebay for $150-$180 wich is the lcd,digitizer and glass, not too hard to replace if you are moderately handy with taking stuff apart. just be patient and careful. im in the process of doing one myself.
     
  13. NSNick macrumors regular

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    If you wait long enough the glass will flow back together like water.
     
  14. Next Tuesday macrumors 6502a

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    I would say buy a whole new phone, regardless if its another ist gen or the 2nd gen 3g. Its pointless to fix a cracked screen when its more money to fix it than replace it.
     
  15. svndmvn Guest

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    i say sell it if you don't want to repair it yourself, on ebay or something, 1st gens still have a nice value,and buy a good one or a 3g
     
  16. d13 macrumors newbie

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    i can fix your prob. its a tough job. its not easy to seperate the glass and lcd. generally its impossible.. but im in the philippines. here's my email add don_austria13@yahoo.com
     
  17. speedracer3000 macrumors 6502

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    earlier this year I cracked my 2G iphone (this was before 3G came out) Apple Store sold me a refurbished one for less than what it would cost to buy a new one

    other wise, there are places online that sell replacement screens (google is your friend) and I've seen some repair instructions on youtube
     
  18. neesh0 macrumors 6502a

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    sell it on ebay (someone will buy it to take it apart and sell the individual parts for profit) take the money you made from the sale and upgrade to the 3g:)
     

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