It was just a matter of time . . . My daughter dropped her iPhone. Had to be the day when she didn't have her Life Proof case on. Screen is shattered. Any suggestions for repairs? I'm tempted to tell her she just needs to live with it for a while.
FroginMyPants said: It was just a matter of time . . . My daughter dropped her iPhone. Had to be the day when she didn't have her Life Proof case on. Screen is shattered. Any suggestions for repairs? I'm tempted to tell her she just needs to live with it for a while. https://support.apple.com/iphone/repair/screen-damage Looks like it would cost $129 ($99 w/ Apple Care+) to go through Apple, but if you go anywhere else it would more than likely void the warranty. If it were me I'd live with it then pay for Apple to do it when I can. It is a lot, but I've heard of people sending them into 3rd-party services and being out of luck when it comes back worse or unusable. $129 for a screen is better than paying for a brand new phone.
You can save a few $$$ (I suppose this would be the FW way) but it's so much easier just to take it to your local Apple Store and have them replace it. Often they'll just swap it out with a refurbed phone. Make sure you back it up completely before you bring it in just in case.
I just replaced my dad's iphone 5 screen. I am sure it was easier than iphone 6/s. But I'd look at iFixit to see if you are comfortable with DIY. Apple asked for 129. Local shops asked for 90. I got it done for 30 with some 2 hrs on research (to find someone reputable for the part) and 1 hr on the actual work.
Like most said unless you want to order a kit yourself, but I would pay someone, unless you toom out applecare on the phone, otherwise look on Yelp and other places for cellphone repair, and make sure to check the store ratings... GL and try the thicker screen protector, it saved some of my friends a screen crack, besides the case on the phone
Where are you located? I own a chain of cell phone repair stores and am part of a large network of store owners across the country. Some provide great service and use original parts. I can refer you to a quality shop based on location.
bobbybore said: Did you purchase the phone recently? It may be covered under credit card's accidental damage protection. You could try to fix yourself for $25 http://www.repairpartsplus.com/Screen-Replacement-Kit-for-Apple-... thats a good way to waste $25. Every phone now days has the glass fused to the lcd. It's not repairable with this kit. The lcds can be refurbished, but it takes thousands of dollars of equipment and lots of experience/practice (to do it right, anything near original quality)
lobstersoap said: Where are you located? I own a chain of cell phone repair stores and am part of a large network of store owners across the country. Some provide great service and use original parts. I can refer you to a quality shop based on location.
Chances are you won't be able to come close to Apple's $129 price.
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