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The screen is broken but still 100% functional

Got a broken iphone 5 from my friend a while back, it's pretty horribly cracked. Still 100% functional, i can touch it all and it works, but lately pieces have been falling off of it and I'd really rather that stop. I fix computers, but not really touch screens, let alone phones.

So my question is, since the touch screen part still works, do I need to replace the whole digitizer for 200 bucks or can I just replace the LED screen for 20?

I'm really new when it comes to the problems that would cause and I really don't want to replace the screen and then not have a touch screen anymore and just an LED.

Any help would be awesome.

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Just bye a new screen you can get them cheap but be careful when replacing it you can easily ruin your phone take your time and it should go ok watch some videos on YouTube

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Jared, The front glass, digitizer, and LCD are all one component, (adhered to each other) check here. So you need the whole front display assembly. There will be answers that can it be separated, and I am sure that it might be, with some expensive tools and lots of time and even more luck. Then there is the issue of how to adhere the pieces back together. Anyhow, replace the front display assembly will be a sure way to get your iPhone back to its proper shape and function. Hope this helps, good luck.

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Well then I guess my next question is, do you know of any cases that hold the LED in place?

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Jared, sorry I do not quite follow you. cases that hold the LED in place?

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Dude I worked at Cdw for 7 years and I work in Configs at Att corporate. It's like 80 bucks. I have the same problem but I got a perfectly working iPhone 6 but I have a perfectly working IPhone 4s that I got for free cuz my dad bought a 5c off eBay and gave it to me. So look for a place around ur area and u can sell that and make like 175-200 bux... Oh and there's not a scratch on the 4s jus a crack in the cover. So it would look brand new.

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Do NOT try seperate the LCD and glass, screen protector is your only option. Other than that bite the bullet and pay for a new screen, it really is worth it

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Bummer, well I got the phone for free, and 180 bucks is a large jump from free. I think I'm gonna look around and get a protector. Thanks

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No u pay 80 for a new screen and have the people at whatever place you go do it and sell it for 200. Don't listen to them:.... I have a cracked screen on my dads 4s that he gave me for free so I'm gonna buy new glass and sell that phone and profit over 100 bucks. I have the iPhone 6 in perfect condition so I don't need it.

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You may want to check out this site for something like that : http://www.icracked.com/

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I mean, thanks for the response, but that site costs 220, when i can fix it myself for around 150 or the apple story for 180.

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The glass is breaking and gradually falling out of the phone, so if I were to get a screen protector, I feel I'd be able to stop that. However I'd much prefer one that wasn't sticky. Thus a case that has a built in screen protector would be ideal. I saw an otter box like this once.

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I don't know where you're from, but wefixmac.com (UK based) can replace just your glass for 79 gbp I think.

They have this UV thing that makes the glue come loose between glass & digitizer. You need to send them your broken screen and they will place new glass

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Yea my friend did it on a 3GS...... The first time he ever tried it. At the time it was a perfect phone to have. It takes about 15-30 minutes

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My iphone5 screen cracked but still functioning well so it that necessary to change the screen or not?

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my iphone 5 screen is cracked . the touch is working but no desplay...... whats the next step

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