Replacing iPhone 5 back glass pieces

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  1. sdilley14 macrumors 65816

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    Hello,

    I'm wondering if anyone here has had the back glass pieces on their iPhone replaced at an Apple store? If so, how much did it cost (without Apple Care)?

    I know it's possible to replace the pieces myself, but after having issues with replacing the back glass on my IP4, I would rather just pay a little more and let the professionals take care of it.

    Thanks!
     
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  3. yeedawg macrumors member

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    Yes it does, at the top and bottom of the back.
     
  4. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Yep! It's colored glass, but it's glass. It's only metal in the center.
     
  5. sdilley14 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Has anyone had experience getting these pieces replaced?
     
  6. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020

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    Apple will not replace just the glass pieces.
     
  7. bkends35 macrumors 6502a

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    I always thought that the back plate it one piece.. I'm pretty sure it is. Just go online and buy a backplate and replace it yourself. All you need to do is unscrew the two screws on the bottom and it slides off. It's super easy and just like the iPhone 4.
     
  8. boshii macrumors 68040

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    Not easy at all if you've never done it.

    You would have to remove all the innards of the phone and put them in the new backplate.
     
  9. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    except it's not like the iPhone 4 at all :rolleyes:
     
  10. hockeyman94 macrumors regular

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    Yes, They suck to replace although if you take your time its worth doing, you need a heat gun and need to take most the parts out of the bottom and top of your iPhone. Then heat the glass and push from the inside out. Is the glass cracked? & you shouldn't pay more than $6 for the back glass of the 5
     
  11. 1DApple macrumors member

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    Your right, it has two
     
  12. Appl3FTW macrumors 601

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  13. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030

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    He's right. I watched a YouTube video about replacing the backplate for the iPhone 5... It looked so difficult. It's NOTHING like the iPhone 4's backplate. For the 5, you'd have to replace everything inside the iPhone just to replace the back. Look on ifixit and see for yourself.
     
  14. BeeGood macrumors 65816

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    Yup. I replaced the screen for my 4S before. All of the components are attached to the screen, so the back just slides off after the pentalobe screws are removed.

    On the 5 and 5S the components are attached to the back plate, which makes sense because you are more likely to have to replace the screen since it is all glass.
     
  15. Brdl04 macrumors regular

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    no problem, just go online, buy a 3gs housing and install it. its super easy! just like the iphone 4 but for your iphone 5!:D
     
  16. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030

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    Don't you mean a 5s housing? Lol
     

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