Repair Gone Wrong -- salvageable?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rogers106, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. rogers106 macrumors member

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    So!

    My iPhone 4 had a screen with a chip in it (worked fine otherwise) and I ordered a replacement. Long story short, I went through the repair (which took hours) and put the screen in. I pieced everything back together and tested the phone before I put the back on. Everything looked right, the responsiveness was right, etc.

    I went ahead and slid the back on, and suddenly the phone backlight would come on but no image would appear.

    Panicked, I took the back off, made sure the two connector cables were in place, tried again. No luck. I then put the old screen (which worked fine) back on -- same problem.

    Am I **** out of luck here? Did I inadvertantly damage something larger (the motherboard perhaps) when putting the back on? Anyone with experience, your advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    I will give you the same advice now that I would have if you'd asked before ordering the new screen:

    Put the old screen back on, take the phone to an Apple Store, give them the phone and $149 (US price, Canada may be a little different), and they will give you a new phone.
     
  3. solo118 macrumors 65816

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    Even if out of warranty?
     
  4. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    yes
     
  5. apunkrockmonk macrumors 6502a

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  6. treyjustice macrumors 65816

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    Take it to apple and try your luck. I have had my iphone 4 replaced out of warranty after I dropped it into a lake (in my pocket)

    If not it would be $199 to get a new one. Return the screen you bought and just pay the 199 then.
     
  7. boshii macrumors 68040

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  8. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    Now $199 for iPhone 4S, $149 for iPhone 4 / 3GS
     
  9. futch macrumors 6502

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    Contract status stays the same or new 2 year agreement?
     
  10. wellok macrumors 6502

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    It's an Apple thing. No effect on contract.
     
  11. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    There are reports that Apple has started to refuse to replace for $199. This was announced by Apple.
     
  12. reclusive46 macrumors 65816

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    Since when? I heard they were stopping free replacements in in the US because of Apple Care+ but in the rest of the world we can't get Apple Care +
     
  13. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    Nonsense. Where is this "announcement"?

    Here is the page with out-of-warranty repair pricing for Canada, which is CAD$199 (iPhone 4S) and CAD$169 (iPhone 4/3GS/3G):

    http://support.apple.com/kb/index?page=servicefaq&geo=Canada&product=iphone

     

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