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Replacing my iPhone screen - need help!

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tomtomh5

Original Poster:

40 posts

52 months

Tuesday 26th March 2013
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I dropped my iphone flat on its screen and it shattered!
My local phone repaired wants 50 quid to do it. I know a bit about pc's and electronics so i've decided to do it myself. Buf when browsing ebay i find some products are confusing, what part do i actually need?!
And also, ive saw some "digitalizers" where the lens is clear, and some where its black; whats the difference?


audi321

3,542 posts

122 months

Tuesday 26th March 2013
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I know it's tempting to do it yourself, but honestly, pay the £50 and be done with it. Make sure you get a warranty with that though. Screens are a bh to replace (I'm guessing it's a 4 or 4S for that price)? A 5 would be more. The parts are about £18 but for the extra £32 you'll be getting a proper job done and with a warranty.

silent k

770 posts

140 months

Tuesday 26th March 2013
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audi321 said:
I know it's tempting to do it yourself, but honestly, pay the £50 and be done with it. Make sure you get a warranty with that though. Screens are a bh to replace (I'm guessing it's a 4 or 4S for that price)? A 5 would be more. The parts are about £18 but for the extra £32 you'll be getting a proper job done and with a warranty.
What he said! I replaced the screen on my 4S a couple of weeks ago, it's a very tricky and time consuming job. I managed to do it all and put it back together ok, but for some reason the rear camera stopped working. I've taken it apart again, but I can't see anything I've done wrong or missed, so for the extra money I'd pay someone else to do it if I had to chose again!

tomtomh5

Original Poster:

40 posts

52 months

Tuesday 26th March 2013
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silent k said:
audi321 said:
I know it's tempting to do it yourself, but honestly, pay the £50 and be done with it. Make sure you get a warranty with that though. Screens are a bh to replace (I'm guessing it's a 4 or 4S for that price)? A 5 would be more. The parts are about £18 but for the extra £32 you'll be getting a proper job done and with a warranty.
What he said! I replaced the screen on my 4S a couple of weeks ago, it's a very tricky and time consuming job. I managed to do it all and put it back together ok, but for some reason the rear camera stopped working. I've taken it apart again, but I can't see anything I've done wrong or missed, so for the extra money I'd pay someone else to do it if I had to chose again!

Did you use a clear screen or one with a black lens?

MagicalTrevor

5,958 posts

138 months

Tuesday 26th March 2013
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I'd also pay the £50 to get it replaced. It's not too difficult to do yourself but you'll need a couple of tools and the part itself. Avoid the hassle and pay up, the difference isn't that great.
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ZesPak

16,724 posts

105 months

Tuesday 26th March 2013
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Another vote for the "have them do it".

as for the user who had his rear camera failing eek

silent k

770 posts

140 months

Tuesday 26th March 2013
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tomtomh5 said:

Did you use a clear screen or one with a black lens?
This is what I used http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0064LIBPA/ref=...

The rear camera failing seems to be a problem when replacing the screen, wasn't something I was aware of until after I'd done it!

tomtomh5

Original Poster:

40 posts

52 months

Tuesday 26th March 2013
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silent k said:
tomtomh5 said:

Did you use a clear screen or one with a black lens?
This is what I used http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0064LIBPA/ref=...

The rear camera failing seems to be a problem when replacing the screen, wasn't something I was aware of until after I'd done it!
The thing i'm concerned about is the window in the middle, like how this one is completely clear : http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Replacement-Black-Screen...

would that make a difference?

Edited by tomtomh5 on Tuesday 26th March 13:40

silent k

770 posts

140 months

Tuesday 26th March 2013
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tomtomh5 said:
The thing i'm concerned about is the window in the middle, like how this one is completely clear : http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Replacement-Black-Screen...

would that make a difference?

Edited by tomtomh5 on Tuesday 26th March 13:40
I'm not sure that's the same thing, I think that's just the glass (with the touch sensitive bit in the glass). Whereas what I linked to had the actual screen display included as well.

tomtomh5

Original Poster:

40 posts

52 months

Tuesday 26th March 2013
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silent k said:
tomtomh5 said:
The thing i'm concerned about is the window in the middle, like how this one is completely clear : http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Replacement-Black-Screen...

would that make a difference?

Edited by tomtomh5 on Tuesday 26th March 13:40
I'm not sure that's the same thing, I think that's just the glass (with the touch sensitive bit in the glass). Whereas what I linked to had the actual screen display included as well.
I think they are glued on, the black one must have the LCD screen with it too then. That's the one ill go for.

Benjurs

446 posts

87 months

Tuesday 26th March 2013
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£50..I'd pay a shop to do that....I've just been quoted £138 to replace a Galaxy S2 screen...

Composite Guru

1,035 posts

112 months

Tuesday 26th March 2013
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These are a good company to deal with.
http://www.appleipodparts.co.uk/

If you fancy a bit of DIY then there are You Tube vids for replacing parts imbedded in the section of the parts you want to replace.

Matt

ZesPak

16,724 posts

105 months

Tuesday 26th March 2013
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Benjurs said:
£50..I'd pay a shop to do that....I've just been quoted £138 to replace a Galaxy S2 screen...
yes The AMOLED screens are bloody expensive and nobody else seems to be capable of producing them.

Benjurs

446 posts

87 months

Tuesday 26th March 2013
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ZesPak said:
Benjurs said:
£50..I'd pay a shop to do that....I've just been quoted £138 to replace a Galaxy S2 screen...
yes The AMOLED screens are bloody expensive and nobody else seems to be capable of producing them.
Worse thing is that my screen has cracked around the home button...but they (O2 warranty peeps) keep denying that their phone could be in anyway faulty ...

I'm at a loss what to do next...

tomtomh5

Original Poster:

40 posts

52 months

Sunday 7th April 2013
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Guess what boys?!
The screen is done.

I bottled out and paid £50 to have it done...

..After i broke the new screen fitting it!

Oh well.

Alucidnation

4,283 posts

79 months

Sunday 7th April 2013
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Live and learn eh?

hehe

tomtomh5

Original Poster:

40 posts

52 months

Sunday 7th April 2013
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Alucidnation said:
Live and learn eh?

hehe
Before the repair:

"How hard can it bet for £18.98 off ebay?" confused

Halfway through the repair:

"why the fcensoredk did i try this fcensoredg bcensoredd thing should of just fcensoredg paid fifty fcensoredg quid!" furiousragecursebanghead

srappy

99 posts

76 months

Sunday 7th April 2013
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Benjurs said:
£50..I'd pay a shop to do that....I've just been quoted £138 to replace a Galaxy S2 screen...
Go to the carphonewarehouse to request a repair. Make sure they actually look up the price of replacing a screen on their computer systems rather than blurting out a random price off the tops of their heads. You should find the price comes in at £79.99 to do a screen repair.