Royally screwed up screen fix! (iPhone 4)

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Lorenn.x, May 16, 2013.

  1. Lorenn.x macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2011
    #1
    After having all the parts for the while, today I felt confident that I could fix the broken screen of my iPhone 4 by myself. I planned to replace the speaker and dock as well which is the biggest reason I didn't get it replaced by Apple or an unofficial source. The cost would add up immensely.

    Dissembling the phone is definitely a headache, but I didn't really run into any real issues. Once I got down to the screen, OH LOOK no digitizer. The most common mistake. The thing is I bought just the screen by accident once, but then repurchased another that had the little tab thinking that was the full part. I cracked the digitizer/LCD trying to remove it out of frustration so I can't even put it back together as it once was.

    It went from a $20 job to a $150 job now, with a free headache and now a wait for the correct part. Shipped it express, but now that's its Thursday I'm cringing at the thought of it potentially not arriving until Monday.

    One question, I ordered the speaker and new dock from eBay, so now I'm wondering if it's going to work properly. Are they all the same? The last thing I ever want to do in my life is take this phone apart again.

    I've learned a lesson today, but maybe the biggest one is don't crack your screen in the first place. :) Absolutely annoying and I really don't want the new iPhone 5 or an Android so I'm stuck.

    Just needed to vent a bit and was wondering about the other parts I purchased. Thanks.
     
  2. maliu macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2010
    #2
    Too bad you didn't just get an out of warranty replacement from Apple. $149 for a refurb phone with warranty.
     
  3. Lorenn.x thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2011
    #3
    I was just told this by somebody! I couldn't believe it, what a stupid mistake. I put the phone back together and I'm headed to the Apple store tomorrow, price is worth it.

    Learned a lesson the hard way.
     

Share This Page