Whats the best place to get repair parts from?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by nozebleed, May 21, 2010.

  1. nozebleed macrumors 6502

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    My girlfriend dropped her 3GS and shattered the glass, LCD is fine. Anyone have suggestions on the best place to get repair parts? I want original Apple OEM parts not some Korean knockoff - i was looking at iFixit.com and ubreakifix.com. iFixit has for 69.95 and comes with a free 25 piece or something toolkit - and i trust their parts are legit.
     
  2. iPhone3Gusr macrumors member

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    I personally recommend going through Apple as if it still has issues later on and your iPhone is still in warranty you will keep that warranty. If you do it yourself it will void it completely. Yes it is more expensive than the 69.95 but definitely worth it for warranty purposes IMO
     
  3. John T macrumors 68020

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    In my personal experience, very wise advice.

    My iMac (out of warranty) recently developed a fault which appeared to be related to the power supply. I checked on prices of parts etc but, due to pressure of work, took it to our local Apple approved service centre. They checked it out and diagnosed a fault in the main logic board. Their quote was quite acceptable (the price of the board was no more expensive to one I could have purchased myself) and when the work was done I had a machine with a new 90 day Apple warranty.

    The moral of this? It may cost a bit more but, unless you really know what you are doing (and judging from the many sad stories on this and other fora - few do!), it's just not worth the risk of voiding your warranty which will mean more expense in the long run.
     
  4. nozebleed thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks for the moral support guys but I wasn't asking if I should do it myself or if I was capable...

    Back to my previous question - where can I get legitimate OEM apple hardware?
     
  5. John T macrumors 68020

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    Go to the Apple site and look under "Support". There you'll find locations of your local Authorised Service Providers. They'll certainly be able to help you.
     
  6. nozebleed thread starter macrumors 6502

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    lol. wow. nevermind. macrumors never ceases to amaze
     
  7. h4ck macrumors regular

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    wow, once again the think tank known as macrumors forums comes through with a bunch of retarded bla bla.

    he's obviously not asking for apple to hold his hand, he's asking for a place to buy replacement parts.

    ithinkitsbroken.com
    ifixit.com

    are the two i would trust and have used.

    replacing a display on an iphone 1.) isn't hard 2.) isn't traceable to apple.
     
  8. iPhone3Gusr macrumors member

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    no as its not hard to do and isnt traceable, most of the people that replace the screens by DIY have to replace them again and again. Thats why i referred to getting it done through Apple. DIY is fine but im just saying imo to go through them and also if you DIY and later decide that something else needs to be fixed they arent going to do it.

    Good Luck with replacement!!
     
  9. dhjapple89 macrumors member

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    Amazon.com; make sure you buy the correct glass, but it is really cheap less than $20 bucks. They also come with the tools to do the repair. I use Amazon.com for my business when I need to fix iPhones.
     
  10. h4ck macrumors regular

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    he didnt ask about the merits of having it officially replaced.
    most of the people? where are you coming up with that figure? i've replaced several myself, no problem. its 2 ribbon cables and 2 screws.

     
  11. iPhone3Gusr macrumors member

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    You just proved my point right there. So many people need screen replacement. Like i said IMO. not a fact
     
  12. h4ck macrumors regular

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    jesus christ. several. different. people.

    this place is oozing stupid.

     
  13. iPhone3Gusr macrumors member

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    then maybe specify that on your first post. All i was saying "IMO" that it could lead to further problems.
     
  14. nozebleed thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thx. i already ordered from ifixit since i got no good response besides take it to apple, call apple, apple is the only one capable.



    im replacing it one time for her, she breaks it again i take it away

    thought about it, but didnt want to risk some POS chinese knockoff even though its only glass

    /thread.
     
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    Got my parts, repaired in about 25 mins. Took a little longer because the screen was shattered, not just cracked so shards had to be removed. All in all, simple repair. You would be an idiot to pay 199 for a repair like this to apple. Thanks h4ck for the support and info. Thinking about making up some flyers to fix screens for people like iPhone3Gusr and John T. $150 sound like a good price? LOL
     
  18. MST macrumors 6502

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    Try rapidrepair.com, I just ordered a replacement back panel for my iPod 4G and was very impressed with the service, the product and the very short amount of time it took to get to me here in the UK, as far as I can see it's an OEM part and I'm very satisfied with it.

    Good luck!
     
  19. Allegrotechie macrumors member

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    Idiots who can't answer the question
     
  20. nozebleed thread starter macrumors 6502

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    this thread is ancient. 3GS? cmon dude, good digging.

    for those who care, ive been using etradesupply.com for a few years now, great product
     
  21. Allegrotechie macrumors member

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    those are actually the best prices ive seen thank you lol
     
  22. angelp66 macrumors newbie

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    I need to fix the power button of my iPhone 5. It's not working anymore. Thanks for all the info.
     
  23. ItBeMe22 macrumors 6502

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    This post just made my day. Just one simple question and look what you get. :D
    Oh I get it it was a trick question. Good thing there was no test at the end.:D
     
  24. nilzi macrumors regular

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    I know these phone parts supplier, you can google them:
    Ifixit, etradesupply, directfix, globaldirectparts, repairuniverse, parts4repair:cool:
     

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