Iphone 4 screens, all created equal?
So I’m going to fit a new screen to mrs beakers iphone 4Posted 4 years ago
I can buy one for £25ish or one that claims to be a genuine retina for more like £50
Any of you done this?
Is it worth the extra?
Will I/she be able to tell the difference?
Any recommendations for the best place to source parts?jambalayaSubscriber
Do you mean screen or just replace the broken glass ? My understanding is the glass on the outside isn’t the screen (ie the thing that displays the images or indeed is the touch sensitive part). On that basis the “retina” claim is nonsense.
Anyway I’ll follow this with interest as my daughter’s phone needs fixing.Posted 4 years ago
just the glass is broken, *the problem is it is glued to the digitiser so you need a heat gun to separate them and then you have to attach the new glassPosted 4 years ago
Just not worth it if I can get a decent screen/glass unit to fit all in one
*all based on internet knowledge not actual experience
My advice, take the screws out and arrange them laid out as though they were in the phone still.
I use an old mouse mat.
Battery out, speaker enclosure screws out, work way up the board taking the screws out. Undo the screws on the black metal cover lay them out left to right in order, watch the top middle screw its long and is held into the black cover by a small clip, dont lose that, dont lose the tiny little nut on the 3rd screw from the right, it sits under a small metal fork. Then vibrator out – ooerr. Unclip all the connectors carefully, camera out. Sim tray out. Board out. 4 screws 1 in each corner out. 3 screws each side holding screen, undo half turn. Flip phone and lever screen off.
REMEMBER to swap the earmesh over – i always used to forget and dont trap the cables one will want to trap itself, make sure theyre the same length.
Reassemble in reverse order…make sure the 4 little clips on speaker enclosure sit at the side of the frame not on topPosted 4 years agoneilforrowMember
wysiwyg – need your help!
missis NF went and smashed up her 4, got a new one under warranty and went and washed it. I dried it out and have replaced the screen, so far so good. Only prob is the wifi is intermittent. Does work (when it wants to).
Any suggestions, or can you help. I did have a couple bits left over at the end tho!…Posted 4 years ago
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