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Thread: Question about WSOD
02-08-2011, 09:35 PM #1Question about WSOD
So here's the story, my friend dropped his iPhone 4 and cracked the screen. He put on a new screen he bought online, but found out he got the White Screen of Death. I took a look at it and tried all the tricks I've read about on how to fix it: restore in DFU mode, restore doing a jailbreak, etc. I then asked him how much he paid for the repair items. He told me $16.75 from a guy on eBay and said all he got was a new screen because that's all he needed. But I've looked on other sites, mainly iPhone 4 Display Assembly - iFixit, and their front repair kit cost $150. I told him that that is what he needed to fix his phone, but he told me he thought all he needed was the screen. I just wanted to get things straightened out- does he need to buy the whole kit on ifixit or would a new screen just work for him and he messed up the screen change?
Sorry for rambling, and any help would be appreciated.
02-08-2011, 09:40 PM #2
The screen is bad, that's usually what happens with defective parts. Get another screen should be fine, a functional screen
02-08-2011, 10:37 PM #3
But that's the thing, $16.50 seems way too cheap for a new iPhone 4 screen. Is it not?
02-08-2011, 10:53 PM #4
Yeah thats ridiculously cheap. You beat my pricing out by a long shot and i get one of the best deals i bet out there on parts
02-08-2011, 10:59 PM #5
See, I don't know if he got ripped off or not. You can just buy the screen by itself? No other hardware is attached to it? I always thought you needed to buy it in a bundle.
02-08-2011, 11:03 PM #6
I cracked an iPhone 3G screen and replaced just the screen by itself. The glass cost $11. If you're needing not just the glass but also the LCD, that will raise the price up much higher. So for the glass itself, I would say that sounds right, but then again I don't have experience with iPhone 4 hardware. Wes would know best
02-08-2011, 11:07 PM #7
Okay, thanks. All this help is truly appreciated. I'm wondering now if all he bought is the glass and not the LCD.
Wes, what are your prices and where can tell my friend to look to buy one of your products?
02-08-2011, 11:22 PM #8
02-08-2011, 11:29 PM #9
All right, I'll let him know and help him do some research. And I'll check out the packaging to see what all came with what he bought. Thanks again Wes and Annie!
02-08-2011, 11:32 PM #10
02-08-2011, 11:38 PM #11