Is my iPhone 4 repairable?

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  1. mrspetro2224 macrumors newbie

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    Hey there. Idiotically, I threw my iPhone at a door and here I am. I am wondering if my iPhone is repairable. It is completely broken in half with the front face plate all the way detached. Here is a picture!
     

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  2. blueroom macrumors 603

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    No, but Apple might replace it as an OoW item for about 1/2 what it's worth. Keyword is might.
     
  3. mrspetro2224 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Even though it still turns on?
     
  4. inselstudent macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think they expect you to still use the phone in that state haha. Just go to an Apple store and ask...
     
  5. paulbennett95 macrumors 6502a

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    Suggestion: if you're smart enough to throw a $500 phone at a door, maybe you're just a bit too smart to own a smartphone at all...

    But I'd suggest get an OOW replacement for $150, or sell it for parts and buy an android or a used iphone.
     
  6. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    You have to be more specific. Turns on as in everything works, or Turns on as in the backlit comes on?

    If everything works, then it's just cosmetic.

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    Why u thought you were Iron Man 3? :D
     
  7. phillies262834 macrumors member

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    That just made my day. On a serious note, the home button would not function.

    Edit: Looked at the picture again and saw that it was still attached.
     
  8. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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  9. hockeyman94 macrumors regular

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    Yes it is just replace the Digitizer/LCD which is the part that fell off you can find them pretty cheap for about $25 and up
     
  10. pilot1226 macrumors 6502a

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    I second that. Anything is fixable. I'd check websites like ifixit.com for the specific step-by-steps.

    There are also SEVERAL mall kiosks in my local county mall that have iPhone repair with a warranty.
     
  11. moonman239 macrumors 68000

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    One question, OP. when you turn your phone on, do you experience any problems, other than the fact that you can't use the touch screen? If not, then you'll just have to glue the front plate back on, unless something else is broken.
     
  12. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

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    glue it on? lol its more complicated than that. he will need this as the most likely bare minimum...

    1. new scree/digitzer assembly
    2. flex cable
    3. most likely more parts.
     
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  14. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I would also recommend this.

    And some anger management classes.:p
     
  15. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    If there is nothing else wrong with the phone, take it to a mall kiosk. Prices vary, but they will be cheaper than $150. You can even do a color swap if that's your thing.
     
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