Where should I get a replacement screen and LCD for a 6+?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by 55test55, May 21, 2016.

  1. 55test55 macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2009
    Want to repair my phone but there are so many options for screens and LCD replacements. Where should I get it from? I dont want to spend a ton. Thanks.
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Beware that what is out there may and may not work. Problems with the Touch ID system are common. While there are many options, Apple offers the only foolproof one.
  3. Mjcarlin907 macrumors newbie

    Apr 22, 2015
    Kailua Kona, HI
    Go through Apple, if you have your phone serviced with third part parts you void any warranty and out of warranty work with Apple. Apple will no longer touch your phone that includes out of warranty replacements due to the third party screen. When it comes to replacement parts you get what you pay for. Having managed an Apple Specialist for many years you would be shocked at some of the inferior parts customers pay for just to save a little bit of money.
  4. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Apple, why mess with the phone, especially with touchid.
  5. TB07-NJ macrumors 68020

    Jul 7, 2008
    Not sure how much "a ton" is in $dollars$ but considering Apple only charges $159 for a 6+ screen you might only save a few ounces by doing it yourself rather than risking destroying your phone.
  6. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    I paid $136 to replace my 6+ screen when it shattered last year. Probably double what the third party circuit would charge, but worth it to me as it was an Apple OEM repair at an Apple store.

    In fact it turned out that I got an all new phone for that price as Apple didn't have it's crap together that night and couldn't get the phone to boot. So they replaced it with a new phone for the price of the screen repair.
  7. 55test55 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2009
    Unfortunately, Apple wants $350 or so to replace the device. The repair companies say that only the LCD and screen are messed up and it'll cost about $175. So I figured I'd try to do it myself. I guess I could always just sell it if its such a huge gamble, though. Damn. :( Thanks all.
  8. posguy99 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 3, 2004
    Apple is refusing to repair the screen, or Apple says there's more wrong with it than the screen, or Apple says the screen isn't what's wrong with it? I wouldn't trust the "repair companies" opinion as far as I could throw them.
  9. HEK macrumors 68040


    Sep 24, 2013
    US Eastern time zone
    And once you or someone else opens it or replaces parts with non Apple parts forget ever having it serviced by Apple ever again. Pay or no pay Apple won't touch it.
  10. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Sounds like they've deemed the phone a total loss then? Do you have more info? They should be offering you a screen replacement at less than half that price if that's all that needs repair.
  11. willmtaylor macrumors G3


    Oct 31, 2009
    A Natural State
    Why has Apple deemed the device "totaled"?

    Screens+ digitizer scan be had on eBay for $30-$50 bucks.

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