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Ultimate Geek
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Topic # 105747 10-Jul-2012 07:07 Send private message

Hi

My brothers iphone 4 needs the front screen and home button replaced. 

I have had a look on trademe and see quite a few for sale but with quite a variety in pricing. The more expensive ones are listed as genuine but wonder whether the 'others' are still ok.

Has anyone here purchased non-genuine iphone 4screen before?

Does anyone know of a repair place in Hamilton that could do this job? I am keen to have a go myself but if the price is reasonable then I would get someone experienced to do it.

Cheers


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Master Geek
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  Reply # 653309 10-Jul-2012 08:54 Send private message

I have used www.partsurf.co.nz in the past when I needed a new dock assembly for my 3GS.

Nathan there is a great guy, more than willing to help. He insists on only using geniune / quality parts (except in the case of some batteries I think - in any case he is very transparent about what he is using, just ask). Unfortunately no connection to Hamilton but definitely worth a look.

Cheers

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  Reply # 653313 10-Jul-2012 09:05 Send private message

I get all my repairs from iFixit.com - not cheap but quality parts. Will have all the tools and guides you need to replace the screen yourself.

I'd offer to do it for you if you were in welly as I have saved a couple iDevices

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  Reply # 653788 10-Jul-2012 22:14 Send private message

I got mine from slickdoor.com you can only buy the front and back though but it's very cheap. I paid around $60 I think for new parts. They ship from China so it takes up to 3 weeks which is a downside but I've had their parts on my phone for over 6 months with no concerns or worries. The home button is also included in the kit.

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  Reply # 653809 10-Jul-2012 23:31 Send private message

I bought one on ebay for AUD 18. Haven't installed it yet.

David.





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