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Can a cracked iPhone screen get repaired

  1. Paul Edmondson profile image
    Paul Edmondsonposted 6 years ago

    Can a cracked iPhone screen get repaired

    I dropped my iPhone and cracked the screen. Can I get it repaired?

  2. profile image0
    TechTrendyposted 6 years ago

    Yes they can be repaired in most cases or if you have insurance they may offer a full replacement.

  3. marriedwithdebt profile image75
    marriedwithdebtposted 6 years ago

    Is it an iPhone 4 or newer? If so, Apple has made it hard to repair them yourself by changing the screws to a torx head, I believe.

    Same thing happened to my iPhone 3GS. I ordered an $8 screen repair kit from Amazon, which came with everything I needed. It took me 3 hours to change it though, and was the hardest thing I've ever done. It required me to almost completely disassemble the iPhone and put it back together. One of the tiny screws stripped out so I had to drill it out with a tiny drill bit.

    Your best bet would be to schedule an appointment with the Genius Bar at Apple Store. I think they can fix them very quick. If they can't they might just give you a new phone for free - because their main job is to get you in and out in less than 15 minutes.

  4. The Odd Spartan profile image79
    The Odd Spartanposted 6 years ago

    I have seen videos and tutorials on how to possibly fix it yourself via a google search on how to repair it, but if you want to play it safe...


    Much luck on getting repaired soon.

  5. ktrapp profile image98
    ktrappposted 6 years ago

    I have had two cracked ipod touch screens repaired by a place called digiexpress. I had to complete a form on their website, and send both ipod touches to them (in PA, I think). They both came back repaired and in excellent condition. I got them back very quickly and even with shipping it cost me a lot less than any repair places around where I live (Chicago). I think the Apple store can also repair cracked ipod touch/iphone screens, it just costs a lot more.

  6. plussize-lingerie profile image61
    plussize-lingerieposted 6 years ago

    I've had one repaired by a non-Apple company (Apple just replaces the handsets), and while it did work, I have to say it was obvious when you used it that it wasn't "quite right". That is, it worked, but wasn't quite as responsive as it should have been, and it didn't fit perfectly - you could tell it had been replaced.

    It cost me about half the price of a replacement handset, and I'd say it would have been better to pay for a replacement in the end. Moot point, as I dropped it in a puddle 2 weeks later and the whole thing stopped working.

  7. nicregi profile image75
    nicregiposted 6 years ago

    Hi there,

    Actually you can repair it but it will just need $$$. However, if you have your insurance covered, you can get it done free of charged.

    Good luck!

  8. airgildaviss profile image60
    airgildavissposted 6 years ago

    Yep, it can, but depends on the model, Iphone 3g is much easier and cheaper accessories to replace rather than iphone 4 which require authorize apple service center.

  9. nifwlseirff profile image98
    nifwlseirffposted 6 years ago

    Apple can replace the screen, for a fee. But there are also kits available for 3G, 3GS and 4 models. Have a look at the following links for instructions:

    http://tech-reviews.co.uk/articles/repl … ne-screen/
    http://gizmodo.com/5572532/how-to-repla … e-4-screen

  10. Gadget Falcon profile image60
    Gadget Falconposted 6 years ago

    Yes it can be repaired and actually, you can do it yourself.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Replacement-LCD … 2079wt_952


    Just make sure you are properly earthed to avoid any static electricity.

  11. nealbo profile image60
    nealboposted 6 years ago

    Of course it can - you can attempt it yoruself, but personally I'd send it back to apple and get them to repare it for a fee. There are probably 3rd party companies that will fix it too but again I'd go with Apple just for piece of mind.