My S2 screen just got smashed, what are my options?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Jerus, May 10, 2019.

  1. Jerus macrumors member

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    After a fall face down from about 2 meters into a stone floor the Screen for my Apple Watch S2 got smashed into smithereens. I just assumed that I could get a new glass from iFix it. But no.
    Is it possible to just change the glass? I found some of Ebay but one part of me feel that if it's not available on iFix it, can it really be done?

    The screen it self works, it's just the glass that is very broken.

    If I were to buy a broken one on eBay with working screen, is it hard to swap?

    Apple seems to want a lot of money to do it.
    Don't want to spend to much money on it, since it's not worth much.

    My plan was to wait for S5 :(

    What would you do?
    Is there an option that I might have overlooked?

    Hope you guys can help

    /J
     

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  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I personally wouldn’t use any third-party repairs for the Apple Watch like ifixit, mainly because they’re not specifically trained like Apple is, and they also do not use OEM parts, it’s third-party parts, which will not have the quality that Apple display parts have. But, if you are absolutely set on having the display replaced, that would be your cheapest option, but I have not heard very good reviews on their quality of parts that they use for the watch, as Apple does not distribute OEM parts to third-party repair stores.

    Also, many others have been in your position where they have tried to repair the Apple Watch with a smashed display, and it never seems to function normally after (Usually the Force touch doesn’t operate properly or the display shorts out intermittently), which there are also two connector ribbons that are attached to the display, that you have to be very careful with if you decide to repair it yourself.

    Ultimately, if you can live without your Apple Watch for the next three months or so, you can see if it would be worth investing your money into the Series 5 _if_ it launches this fall. That’s personally what I would do in your situation, being you do have an older Series 2 that would likely cost you more to repair than the watch is worth it self.
     
  3. Jerus thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you for a very good response. Appreciate that you took time to reply. I did not think of the fact that the crash might have messed up the force touch. I think I'll but a cheap basic Garmin for my running and them wait until the autumn for the Series 5.
     
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Basically if you do not have AC+ and your watch gets damaged, it is pretty well totaled.
     
  5. Complex757 macrumors 6502

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    What about getting a new S3 or used S3 for the time being?
     

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