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Technomancy => Comp Tech => Topic started by: ling427ttvette on March 11, 2011, 06:58:41 PM

Title: iPhone 4 replacement screen.
Post by: ling427ttvette on March 11, 2011, 06:58:41 PM
So my fiance broke the screen on her iPhone 4. The insurance deductible for this damn thing is $170.

She found this online:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003ZU5X36/sr=8-9/qid=1299887577/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&qid=1299887577&sr=8-9&seller=

Will this be everything I need to fix it myself? I know absolutely nothing about these iPhones and replacing the screens so any help is greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: iPhone 4 replacement screen.
Post by: Delta on March 11, 2011, 07:32:11 PM
I'd be leary of a kit like that, looks rather cheap. Milliamp makes some good kits for Apple products. I bought a battery for my 5th Gen IPod and it works great. They also have an option of sending it to them and they'll fix it.

http://www.ipodjuice.com/apple-iphone-repair.htm#iphone-4

From what it sounds like, it will be a bitch, so it might be worth the $19 for them to do it. Although by the time it's all said and done, it might be worth the $170 deductible.

Title: Re: iPhone 4 replacement screen.
Post by: Kalgorn on March 11, 2011, 08:04:44 PM
If it's anything like the recent iPod Touch, it's not that difficult to do. I replaced the screen and digitizer on my 3rd gen iPod Touch. You just have to be careful while doing it.

Is it the front glass or the LCD screen (or both) that are broken? If it's just the front screen, you don't need to buy the LCD with it. Save the money.
Title: Re: iPhone 4 replacement screen.
Post by: ling427ttvette on March 12, 2011, 12:48:42 AM
Looking at the phone, it looks like it's just the glass itself that's broken. The LCD looks fine. Looking on the website that Delta linked, they don't have just the glass. It's the whole kit.

Where's a good place to go to search for these parts?
Title: Re: iPhone 4 replacement screen.
Post by: Kalgorn on March 12, 2011, 08:27:02 AM
Hmm... I just did some quick Googling and it looks like you can't replace just the digitizer. That's fucking stupid. You have to replace the LCD and digitizer together which is why that website Delta linked doesn't have just the glass. You could purchase the parts on eBay. It's likely you won't notice a difference in quality. If it's anything like the iPod parts I've purchased, they look exactly the same.

Here's a video on how to replace the screen. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNM90pb-Xwk)
Title: Re: iPhone 4 replacement screen.
Post by: Meatywand on March 20, 2011, 11:57:53 AM
Just an aside, after you fix it...get her one of the Fuck Huge Otter Boxes for the phone, I've dropped my 4 several times face down and that case has saved my ass, only downside is that fact that its pretty huge...but most chicks carry their phones in purses anyway, so it shouldn't be that big of a deal.
Title: Re: iPhone 4 replacement screen.
Post by: ling427ttvette on March 20, 2011, 10:44:10 PM
She never carries hers in her purse. It's always in her pocket. But she will be getting a cover for it. If I can fix it now, the back glass is shattered and the frame of the phone is bent. If I can bend it back and get the front replaced I'll order the back glass. This poor phone has been through complete hell.
Title: Re: iPhone 4 replacement screen.
Post by: Meatywand on March 20, 2011, 10:48:29 PM
Holy shit :lol: how did she bend the frame? Did she fall on it or something?
Title: Re: iPhone 4 replacement screen.
Post by: ling427ttvette on March 20, 2011, 11:25:44 PM
Holy shit :lol: how did she bend the frame? Did she fall on it or something?

Drunk anger. :lol:
Title: Re: iPhone 4 replacement screen.
Post by: Meatywand on March 21, 2011, 01:44:09 PM
Wow....better not ever let her get ahold of your Wang when she's drunk and angry :lol: