Repair of a iPhone screen

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by WJ99, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. WJ99 macrumors newbie

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    Hi there all,

    I have a iPhone 4 (not S) with a smashed front screen as you can see here. The back glass is perfectly fine, as it the touch. It works perfectly fine. Anyway, should I go about repairing this myself as it seems easy to do so (I think!) do I;

    A) Have to replace just the glass @ £5
    B) Have to replace the glass and digitizer @ £15
    C) Have to replace the whole LCD panel @ £30 odd or;
    D) Have to take it to a shop because i'll mess it up

    Any help is appreciated!

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  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I'd go with D.
    I would take it to a shop because i'll mess it up.
     
  3. serkan macrumors 6502

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    Definetly : D

    Dont mess it up or dont even try.
     
  4. Cynikal.Mindset macrumors 6502a

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  5. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    ive done it on both a 4 and 4S before. the fix is simple and takes about an hour. no reason you cant do it by yourself by following online video guides and with the correct tools. just get a proper screen from a good retailer, not a cheapo one.
     
  6. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    It's easy to do if you're patient, but it's also fairly easy to mess something up with one slip.
     
  7. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    So if u mess up, that would be a perfect excuse to upgrade!

    DIY is good for the soul.
     
  8. mackandproud macrumors 6502

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    Have you had prior success with similar DIY repairs?
     
  9. Greencardman macrumors 6502

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