Limited Edition iPhone 5s

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  1. DNS macrumors newbie

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    Hello, my sister has received this Limited Edition Iphone 5s as a present about a year ago. She gave me the phone after it has stopped working to repair it. In a Repair Shop I was told that this is a problem with motherboard and they do not repair it. Is it possible to fix it by replacing the motherboard ? Maybe someone knows the seller's name of this phone modification? I was told that this phone do not have IMEI so I do not know anything about the phone.
     

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  2. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    If you want to maintain the exterior you will need to find a working and unlocked 5s circuit board for your phone.
     
  3. Let My heart go macrumors newbie

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    5s

    This is not a limited edition. It looks like it's only custom enclosure.
    I think that this is the Russian folks pattern "Хохлома" (hohloma).
    Never liked such stile, however many Russians adore.
    You can find out about IMEI on sim tray.
    It is possible to earn little money if you sell it for spare parts.
     
  4. lukeg01 macrumors newbie

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    Can (or could) it call and receive text messages?
    cuz if thats the case the phone MUST have an IMEI
     
  5. Let My heart go macrumors newbie

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    Imei

    IMEI is printed on sim tray. If it is not a toy for children or good fake:).
     
  6. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    Much easier just to buy a new iPhone 5s. That cover was not made by Apple and is only 'limited' by the company who made it.
     
  7. DNS thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So if I'll buy another 5s and replace the motherboard, it should work?

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    It costed 2000 euros, so I think it would be more valuable as a phone than spare parts
     
  8. AlphaHumanus macrumors 6502

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    unfortunately, thats just not how it works.
     
  9. Let My heart go macrumors newbie

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    Unless, enclosure of iphone was being made from gold:) or another valuable material.
    Otherwise, it cost will be, I believe, not very high.

    Nonetheless, it is amusing issue, I am wondering about fabulous price of 2000€, what particularly for such enormous price?

    Who author of this wonderful customization?
     
  10. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    If done correctly it will work but the circuit board will be costly. If you get another phone that works, I would just switch out the back and be done with it.
     
  11. DNS thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think of this option too, but is it possible to change the enclosure also?

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    Not really sure, it is designed by some kind of french designer and assembled in Moscow. It is bought in Hong Kong, some kind of exhibition
     
  12. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    IF you or someone who has the ability to make the change out, it is very possible.
     
  13. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

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    sorry but whoever paid that much got really ripped off.

    you're better off buying a new phone. the only way to get another logic board for an iPhone is to get one out of another one of the same model. which most likely means you're going to buy another phone to do it.
     

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