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iPhone 5 Screen Replacement Question.

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iPhone 5 Screen Replacement Question.

A friend of mine shattered his iPhone 5 screen the other day, he took off the whole LCD+Digitzer assembly since glass kept coming off.
So my question is, would apple replace the iPhone 5 without the screen being on it. (it still works, itunes detects it properly.)
I know he would have to pay the replacement cost but would they even replace it when he shows it to them without a screen on it?
Also how much would it cost?
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TheOtaku wrote:
Feb 8th, 2013 1:58 pm
A friend of mine shattered his iPhone 5 screen the other day, he took off the whole LCD+Digitzer assembly since glass kept coming off.
So my question is, would apple replace the iPhone 5 without the screen being on it. (it still works, itunes detects it properly.)
I know he would have to pay the replacement cost but would they even replace it when he shows it to them without a screen on it?
Also how much would it cost?
I think it is about $230 for replacement and I know sometimes they'll do the swap without charge (though this not as common anymore). Can your friend put the display back on before he brings it in? I don't think they would really care with the screen already being shattered, but if it is a concern, reattach it. Even if he doesn't he could explain that he removed it before the glass was coming off.
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ceredon wrote:
Feb 8th, 2013 2:19 pm
I think it is about $230 for replacement and I know sometimes they'll do the swap without charge (though this not as common anymore). Can your friend put the display back on before he brings it in? I don't think they would really care with the screen already being shattered, but if it is a concern, reattach it. Even if he doesn't he could explain that he removed it before the glass was coming off.
alright, and no I recommended that but he already threw it out. I guess I'll just tell him to bring it in and give it a shot.

Also, does he need to bring anything with him? Like proof of purchase, box, accessories, etc?
Or can he just bring the broken iPhone?
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TheOtaku wrote:
Feb 8th, 2013 2:21 pm
alright, and no I recommended that but he already threw it out. I guess I'll just tell him to bring it in and give it a shot.

Also, does he need to bring anything with him? Like proof of purchase, box, accessories, etc?
Or can he just bring the broken iPhone?
Oh, didn't realize he'd thrown out parts. That might change things, but worth a shot anyway.

Shouldn't need anything but the phone.
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ceredon wrote:
Feb 8th, 2013 2:27 pm
Oh, didn't realize he'd thrown out parts. That might change things, but worth a shot anyway.

Shouldn't need anything but the phone.
Users on apple forum said Apple won't do anything since it has been disassembled and is missing a part (screen).
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TheOtaku wrote:
Feb 8th, 2013 2:42 pm
Users on apple forum said Apple won't do anything since it has been disassembled and is missing a part (screen).
"I took it off because I small kids at home and didn't want shattered glass laying around"
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TheOtaku wrote:
Feb 8th, 2013 1:58 pm
A friend of mine shattered his iPhone 5 screen the other day, he took off the whole LCD+Digitzer assembly since glass kept coming off.
So my question is, would apple replace the iPhone 5 without the screen being on it. (it still works, itunes detects it properly.)
I know he would have to pay the replacement cost but would they even replace it when he shows it to them without a screen on it?
Also how much would it cost?
I cracked the screen of my iPhone 4 and a local guy replaced the screen and digitizer for $80. Super job and works/look perfect.

Maybe there would be someone in your area. This guy was found on my local Kijiji. This was in Moncton

PS I now have it in a Survivor Armored case by Griffin. :-)
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Replacing iPhone 5 screen is way easier than iPhone 4/4s
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bobmacgolf wrote:
Feb 8th, 2013 5:37 pm
I cracked the screen of my iPhone 4 and a local guy replaced the screen and digitizer for $80. Super job and works/look perfect.

Maybe there would be someone in your area. This guy was found on my local Kijiji. This was in Moncton

PS I now have it in a Survivor Armored case by Griffin. :-)
Ya but the screen for the iPhone 5 is around $200-$250 (depending where you buy it)
Keigotw wrote:
Feb 10th, 2013 2:27 am
Replacing iPhone 5 screen is way easier than iPhone 4/4s
Ya, but since it cost almost the same amount as apple replacing it, he'd rather have apple replace it.
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I would bring it back to an Apple store since it is a "new" iPhone 5
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bobmacgolf wrote:
Feb 8th, 2013 5:37 pm
I cracked the screen of my iPhone 4 and a local guy replaced the screen and digitizer for $80. Super job and works/look perfect.

Maybe there would be someone in your area. This guy was found on my local Kijiji. This was in Moncton

PS I now have it in a Survivor Armored case by Griffin. :-)

iphone 5 screen is WAY more expensive than iphone 4/4S
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Make sure to get a otterbox defender once you get your iPhone 5 fixed ;) . Nowadays, phone are just so damn expensive
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