DirectFix.com just uploaded to YouTube free video directions on how to teardown and replace the screen on an iPhone 4. This video can be used for directions on replacing the complete screen assembly. These are comprehensive step by step directions on how to take it apart the Apple iPhone 4. We detail all the tools needed along with each step in the process to tear the iPhone down for repair. The iPhone 4 screen is similar to the iPhone 2G because when the LCD or Touch Panel breaks you will need to replace the complete screen assembly. Unlike the iPhone 3G and 3GS which had the option to replace just the touch panel or just the lcd the iPhone 4 LCD and Touch Panel are glued together as one screen assembly.
Morgan Hill, Calif. – June 24, 2010 – DirectFix.com, the leader in “You Fix It” replacement parts, accessories and videos for iPhones, Blackberrys, iPods and more, today announced that within hours of the iPhone 4 being available to the public DirectFix.com has the replacement screen available for those that happen to drop and crack their iPhone the first day it is available. The HD Video directions showing how to install and replace the iPhone 4 screen will be up later in the day with accurate step by step directions on installation. Just like in the past DirectFix was the first to carry parts for the iPhone 4 as soon as it was available. The iPhone 4 replacement Screen will be $149 at introduction. There is a limited supply of these available at this time. The screen comes in 2 colors depending on which color you purchased either the Black iPhone 4 or the White model. “We hope that people that purchased the new iPhone 4 enjoy it and take good care of it but accidents happen and when they do you can save money and fix the iPhone 4 screen yourself” says Robert Stanley, founder of DirectFix.com. “Just like in the past the manufactures charge and outrageous amount of money for a simple repair. By following our direction you can save money with just a few minutes of work”, explains Mr. Stanley
Mr. Stanley’s company DirectFix.com has over 100 different Video directions and they are adding more weekly. With over 7 million views on his YouTube repair direction videos you might want to consider taking a look the next time you break your gadget and want to save some money and fix it yourself.
With millions of gadgets and iPhones sold yearly; users are breaking them on a regular basis. Many electronic devices like the iPhone have quickly become an indispensable, vital personal and business tool, which means breaking one, can be inconvenient and expensive in terms of downtime. With the parts that DirectFix.com sells and their free video directions there is no reason that you could not fix it yourself and save money.
DirectFix.com, founded in 1998 as GetHighTech, Inc, now offers over 100 free videos with titles such as “iPhone 3GS Touch Panel Replacement Directions” or “iPad Broken Screen Replacement.” DirectFix.com webpage carries 1000’s of replacement parts for gadgets including the iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Nintendo DSi and more. Their free step-by-step directions make it easy for you to repair your broken gadget so you are back up and running in no time. Check them out at http://www.DirectFix.com
You may have seen some information about Apple offering to replace your iPhone screen if you take it to an Apple store and have a “Genius” do it for you. Lets go over some of the details of this and why this is not the best option. First off is the cost to do this which does not include your time or the mileage to get to an Apple store. This repair will run you $199 for the 3G or 3GS even if just the Touch Panel is broken. The Apple “Genius” will take it in the back room and pull the old screen out probably with a case opener (XX1521) tool or suction cup (XX2373) and put a new screen in it for you. This is a 10 minute do it your self repair that will run you $199 from Apple. At DirectFix we carry the same screens, tools and free online videos you need to do this yourself. You do not need to be a “Genius” to do this just watch our free videos below. The 3G complete screen we carry (IP-2164) is only $99 and the 3GS complete screen we carry (IP-2322) is only $149. That will save you $50 to $100 from what the Apple store will charge you. Now I am no “Genius” but I can also do some basic math and I do not know many people that make $199 for 10 Minutes of work. Also if you have a Jailbroke iPhone Apple will not fix it for you no matter what. So your choice is to spend $199 at the Apple Store for 10 Minutes of work or save the money and order the part from DirectFix.com and do it yourself.
Another note if you are a little more technical and have more time on your hands there are even cheaper solutions. If you only broken the Touch Panel on the 3G or 3GS this part can be replaced by its self. There are some additional tools and and adhesive kit needed but the Touch Panel only runs $30 for the 3G (IP-2213) and $40 for the 3GS (IP-2320). That would then save you $160 to $170 from the price that the Apple store charges. As you can see there are ways to save money and doing a little research can go a long way.
iPhone 3G Complete Screen Replacement (LCD & Touch Panel) Directions
iPhone 3GS Complete Screen Removal & Reassembly Directions IP-2322