|Does anyone know how much it costs to repair a iPhone 5 with a smashed screen direct with apple in the UK? It's seems like the best kept secret on the internet and my googling skills don't appear up to the job.|
iPhone 5 screen repair cost?
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I don't think they repair them as such, they issue a new unit because of the way it's constructed.
Just pop into an Apple store and they'll tell you how much it'll be. Despite being decorated like a Swedish dentist's office they're surprisingly helpful with busted phones.
Sadly not, otherwise I'd be round his house stealing his stuff to pay for it.
It was my own stupid fault trying to text the missus while putting the child in the car-seat, while taking off my jacket, while putting bags in the seat next to him.
Who knew that two hands weren't enough for the job?
I remember when I busted my iPhone 4 screen it cost between £60-100 (vague I know but it was a while back) as it was out of warranty. No idea what a 5 would cost but doubt it'll be vastly different.
Edited by Kostabi at 19:56:41 23-05-2013
Stickman 29,653 posts
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I paid about £120 for a 3 to be replaced back in the day.
jonsaan 26,707 posts
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I think it is indeed about 120 quid.
ecu 79,869 posts
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Yup, I paid £120 to get my 3GS screen repaired a few years ago.
Gold1877 464 posts
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Your looking at about £130 mate.
I've done a few 4s and 4Ss myself. A little complex but easy enough. A new screen is about £20 from Amazon and it comes with all the required tools.
All I know is that most places round TCR that do iphone repair don't seem to do the 5 as of yet. Not sure why, but that would suggest to me it's a slightly different thing,
Its probably more like the s3 in that its an entire unit you have to take the guts out of.
The iPhone 4 was ridiculously easy to change out, it was such a well engineered phone.
As seen by even Hairy managing to change it.
I wouldn't say it was easy. I've lost count of the number of times I've put one back together and not quite pulled all the ribbon through.
You just have to take your time, make sure you have the right tools, and make sure you keep track of which screw goes where.
I'm looking at replacing the screen in my iPad mini right now and there's just one thing I'd like to say: I hate it when these people use glue.
I won't touch iPad repairs as you have to get a heat gun and go around the outside of the screen with it to melt the glue. Fuck that shit.
I have done my own ipad screen and found the easiest thing to use were the two massive suckers they give you in the iMac screen repair kit.
I appreciate not everyone would have those knocking about...
That's another one I won't attempt.
Getting all the dust off the screen before you put the glass back on is a proper test of patience.
iFixit sell nice heat bags you put in the microwave that are good for the glue. I'm actually considering getting one of those, even though I don't even have a microwave. Certainly a good substitute for a heat gun, which usually have a much bigger blast radius than would ever be needed or effective in a repair like this.
As for suckers, I got a couple of suitable bathroom hangers when I was replacing the screen in my 3G and they've served me well ever since.
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