iPhone 5

Sixth iteration of Apple iPhone, announced on September 12, 2012. Repair of this device is similar to the previous models, requiring screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 16, 32, or 64 GB / Black or White.

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iPhone 5 front glass only part

You don't list just the front glass as a part. Surely you have the part. And the adhesive?

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The front glass and LCD assembly are FUSED together. Taking them apart is not an option and that is why the display assembly sells as a total pre-assembled unit.

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First, let me say that I believe you. But, there a suppliers that offer the glass for around $15. It makes me scratch my head.

by vjlanter

yes you can purchase it separate, but you need the tools to A: separate the LCD from the digitizer (almost impossible) and B: you need to have the tools to fuse the digitizer with the LCD, which is pretty much impossible. There are plenty of vendors out there that will sell you anything, but that does not mean that the DIY'er can use them.

by oldturkey03

not true at all, you use a heat gun with some thin wire...glass comes right off..

then you clean the glue off the digitizer. Some LUCA UV Glue and a UV light to fuse them back and you are good to go, takes me about 30 minutes...

I wish iFixit would see just the OEM glass.

by jmschu02

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The front glass can be replaced and it's not that hard. All it takes is a little heat, a thin piece of wire (like a guitar string or piano wire), electronic parts cleaner, a new glass with adhesive, small roller, and a vacuum source of some type (like a vacuum pump or vacuum food sealer machines)

Apple replaces the screen glass by the hundreds and sells the phones as "refurbished". But for about $50, the average person can do it or pay someone with the equipment $100 or so to do it. That's way less than $200-$300 for a new digitizer assembly.

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Ole' Danny Boy'

Can you guide me to one of these repair people. i need mine done.

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vjlanter will be eternally grateful.