Please note this is possible only when digitizer and LCD is still working.
Please note this is possible only when digitizer and LCD is still working.
short video of why it works, and why it doesn’t work
What we have here is Samsung Galaxy S4. Let’s see how it is inside.
Look at the size of the Galaxy S4 battery compared to S3. Hugh!
Using a spudger, slowly remove the back housing. Unlike previous model, the chrome part and the back is made into one piece.
Once the board is removed, the LCD replacement is should be breeze as Galaxy S3.
FYI: The glass can be removed only if the glass is cracked as galaxy S3. However the dust will get under the glass after use if you replace the glass only.
Ever since we found out we can replace broken glass only on Samsung Galaxy S series and started provide service for such model, we have been asked: “Can we do same thing for iPhone 5?”
We didn’t have to think about removing glass only because replacing front screen for iPhone 4 and 4S is very affordable. But currently iPhone 5 screen replacement cost is almost 3-4 times of iPhone 4, 4S and was asked such question, so we decided to investigate if we can replace broken glass only on iPhone 5.
Unlike HTC, which fuses digitizer film to the glass, Apple and Samsung decided to use same technique to build screen as fusing the digitizer to the LCD, the put the glass on top, thus we are able to remove the broken glass only.
Here is the verdict:
Pros: Makes iPhone5 glass replacement affordable.
Make sure NOT to OVERHEAT as you may damage LCD.
Here are couple keys when using heatgun;
Starting from most damaged area, using suction cup to lift up the glass to make a room to slide thru tool under the glass. Start lifting glass along the edge, but IF YOU FEEL ANY RESISTANCE, STOP! apply more heat, then start again.
Again, DO NOT FORCE WHEN LIFTING LCD! When you have top part of LCD lifted, do not open all the way as the LCD is taped down at the bottom side. You also have to remove the metal shield to gain the access to the connector.
Remove 15 screws, lift metal plate.
as you slowly lift the LCD, you will see the tape holding the LCD down. You will have to cut those tape in order to remove the LCD.
Once you got to here, you just have to reverse the step starting from soldering home button, IC chip. It is good idea to test before assembly as the connectors MUST match to work.
Should have any questions or comment, please post here or you can drop me an email. Thank you for reading.
There are many phone repair shops come and go and price war seems to be pierce as they are trying to get the customers to their door. One way to attract the customers is offering a low price, but then you really should think why they are lower than others.
Most of the times, they are offering a low price by using really cheap parts as I really think it is not right but it does happen. Many repair shops think it is only one time business so they don’t care what they use.
So I am here to tell you think and research before you start making a trip to the repair shop.
What do you think? Need I say more?
Just from a plain view of eye (seriously, I didn’t photoshop this), the generic quality of the part is off white. So check before making a decision.
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There are many reviews about new Google Maps for iOS6 but after trying out what it does, I had to put one on my site.
When Apple dropped Google Map on iOS6 and replaced with their own map, I really didn’t care as I didn’t have much use for it and I use Navigation app that I use.This morning I had to use Maps to see street view for a location that I was going to visit, but just realized Apple Map doesn’t provide street view, so I had to download Google Maps.
Using in for 5 minutes, I was just surprised about this app. All I could say is “Wow!” It has simple interface and giving me accurate location and directing me with ample advance to I could prepare for the turn. This raises question why Apple does not support turn by turn navigation for iPhone 4 or below saying only 4S or above can support such feature.
Google Maps is a very solid mapping and navigation apps. Also this app being FREE is another great point. Best of all, it doesn’t conflict with iOS map and you can choose whatever you want to use depending on given situation.
This app being Fee is good enough reason to download and try it and you will most likely use this than iOS map. Honestly, I can believe this offers turn by turn navigation and it got me thinking why I had to buy navigation app.
I am sure Google and Apple will bring out more features with their updates and those update will be better for us.
my Verdict: EXCELLENT
OK, here we have a broken iPhone 5 screen. Unfortunately iPhone 5 screen breaks as other iPhones. As usual, there was no replacement part available at first release of iPhone 5, but there are replacement parts available after sometime thus we are able to make your phone look brand new again.
Here we are, we have replacement screen on the right. In order to lower the cost and give better price to customer, the replacement screen does not come with home button module and ear speaker module. That means you will have to transfer those two items to replacement screen and we will show you how.
Turn over and you will see two metal screws (red circle) that is holding down Home Button. Remove those using #00 philips screw.
Carefully, (I mean CAREFULLY) remove home button flex from the frame. Flex is stuck to fram with adhesive, using heat will soften the glue.
Home button and flex removed. Looks like we need to clean the home button.
OK, it is now time to remove front camera and ear speaker. Remove two screws circled and carefully remove metal cover.
Again, CAREFULLY remove the flex.
Here is the shot of front camera. It also has the proximity sensor that gave so many trouble to DIY and repair shop when changing screen of iPhone 4. Hope iPhone 5 doesn’t.
Once those two items are removed, reverse the step and put those back on to the replacement screen.
If you don’t assemble it right, the LCD might show blocks as shown above. (this is to show you that you didn’t do it right when installing the screen, it is not defective LCD)
iFIX smartphone offers iPhone 5 screen replacement at VERY competitive price. Please email or text 562-999-2349 for price or more info.
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When i am asked how much it is to replace the glass for certain models such as Samsung Galaxy S3 with broken Glass, I am really hesitant to answer because of high repair price. Currently (as of Nove 16, 2012) it is $249 to replace Samsung Galaxy S3 Glass because you have to replace the front panel not just glass. Smartphone users who used iPhone and had experience replacing the glass are shocked because of the price and they think I am ripping them off.
On some models like iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, Motorola Razr, Samsung Galaxy S and some blackberries as well as some of HTC models, the screen and LCD comes as a one unit and it is not possible to separate it. Manufactures use special treatment to stick LCD to the glass to keep dust coming in under the glass, but this makes the repair cost high as well. Some repair shops will tell you that only glass can be changed so that they can get you into their door but they will tell you need to pay more since you are at their location
Thus I am here to make the list of the phones that requires to have LCD and Glass replace together even though the phone have cracked glass only or not.
Here are the list that I found. Please feel free to add comment so that I can update.