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I'd dropped my iPhone 4 and smashed the rear glass panel. Genius Bar replacement cost in Australia appeared to be north of AUD$200 !
I took the opportunity to order other useful tools and accessories from the iFixit web site which all came in at less than half the cost of glass panel repair in Australia!
My order arrived from the USA within 3 days! Fantastic!
Following MJ's step by step guide on the iFixit web site, the repair was completed in around 90 seconds. Awesome! I was really impressed.
The repair explanation was very clear and all the parts were excellent, well presented and packaged in an iFixit box.
Check out the cost of repairing an item yourself versus paying over the counter repair cost.
If you have the right equipment, like the excellent iFixit Pro Tech Tool Kit, and you follow the clear iFixit web site instructions I'm sure you'll be as surprised as I was as to how much easier, and less costly, it is to do your own repair.
Having bought an iFixit Pro Tech Tool Kit to initially test my inexperienced repair skills, by sacrificing the memory on a MacBook Pro with a smashed screen to create a workable MacBook Pro with a caput memory. The task was successfully completed which has led to friends asking for me to check out their old and/or failing out of warranty Apple equipment.
iScrews iPhone Screw Trays
iPhone 4 Blank Rear Glass Panel (GSM/AT&T)