Repair a cracked screen or not?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ferretguy, Jun 9, 2014.

  1. ferretguy macrumors newbie

    ferretguy

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    Jun 16, 2012
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    I have a conundrum.

    The screen on my iPhone 5 has a small crack on the front bottom right. I can live with that, however I'm due for a phone upgrade in October and will most likely (who am I kidding, I will) get the new iPhone 6 if it's out by then.

    In the past I have sold my old phone to help offset the cost of the new one. The conundrum: It will cost me $150.00 to have it repaired. Does anyone have an informed opinion on whether or not I can get $150.00 more for my phone when I resell it with an undamaged screen or is it not worth it. (I understand it's a best guess scenario but I've never sold a phone with a small crack in the screen to have nothing to base it on). TIA
     
  2. taptic macrumors 65816

    taptic

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    Dec 5, 2012
    Location:
    California
    #2
    Watch a YouTube tutorial on how to fix it yourself and buy the part on eBay for $40. One of the easiest generations to fix too.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-black-R...e_Replacement_Parts_Tools&hash=item2a325f2cdd
     
  3. Smith2000 macrumors member

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    Jun 6, 2014
    #3
    Take a look at eBay for your phone and sort by "ending soonest." That way you'll see the actual prices people are paying for phones.

    You'll need to do a search for phones with cracks and then one for ones in good condition.

    Keep in mind that when a new phone is officially announced the market of your phone may decrease dramatically.

     

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