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Sep 2013 08

Apple will be announcing the release of the latest iPhone's at a new event on September 10th. The low cost iPhone, rumored to be called the 5C (photo below) will be released along side the upgraded iPhone 5S. We will of course be offering screen repairs as the best prices in Bournemouth.

Bournemouth iPhone repairs will be repairing smashed screens on the iPhone 5S and 5C

Aug 2013 11

A customer phoned today saying that she had attempted a repair on her iPad and had broken one of the touchscreen ribbon cable connectors. The result was that even with a new touchscreen fitted, only half worked.

She didn’t want to pay the £65 to have the socket replaced, instead we were able to offer an intermediate repair for just £25. She went away happy with a working iPad. We were happy to help.

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Aug 2013 10

A customer phoned up today with a broken iPhone 5, they were pretty desperate to get it fixed ASAP, we were happy to oblige. The customer paid just £100 and went away very happy

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Aug 2013 10

A customer dropped of their iPhone 4S today, it looked in very bad shape.  The iPhone turned up in the condition as below.  The bottom and top of the screen were totally smashed up, with only tape holding the glass together.  The home button assembly was completely separated from the front glass

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After the new parts were fitted, the phone looked as good as new. The customer was charged just £70 and went away very happy.

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Aug 2013 10

I’ve just finished an iPhone 4S screen replacement.  The phone turned up half disassembled with the screws, brackets and retaining clips all mixed up.  The first job was to measure all the screws to the nearest 0.1mm.  Not surprisingly there were 3 screws missing and the rubber surround for the home button. From there onwards it was a straight forward screen repair.  The customer was charged £75 and she had her iPhone back in as new condition.

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Aug 2013 10

I thought I'd add a few of my business cards on a local notice board in Westbourne, if you can tell me where they are i'll give you 20% off your next repair.

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Jul 2013 18

A Customer brought her iPad Mini in for repair on Monday with a smashed glass digitiser. 

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The part was ordered and fully repaired on Wednesday.  The Customer was charged just £119.

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Jul 2013 07

A customer brought their iPad 2 in for repair. The customer was a deep sea diver and had taken the iPad into the decompression chamber on many occasions to help with the boredom. On the last trip the screen had suffered damage due to the vast pressure difference and resulted in black spots on the LCD, see below.


A new LCD screen was fitted and it looked as good as new.

Apple iPad 2 lcd fitted for £95

The customer was charged just £110 and that included a new digitiser. What a bargain

Jul 2013 03

I thought I'd add few pictures of a recent iPhone 5 Screen Repair.

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A customer brought in his Sons iPhone 5, it had dropped out of his pocket while running up their drive way and fallen onto the tarmac. The phone was still useable but small pieces of glass had started to come away when in use.

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The impact to the screen was very close to the front camera and proximity sensor.  Luckily both were still working fine.

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After swapping out the screen module the customer picked up his sons phone looking as good as new.  The customer was charged £120 and the repair was turned around with an hour.

Jun 2013 17

Hello again iPhone Fans.

I thought I'd add a few pictures of a recent iPhone 5 repair carried out by Bournemouth iPhone Repairs.  I happened to take a few photos when it arrived, see below.

A customers iphone 5 with a smashed touchscreen

Here’s a picture of the glass once removed from the customer’s device:

Here’s the customer’s unit back in business:

The original home button, front camera and earpiece were swapped over to the replacement genuine Apple LCD and touchscreen module and then fitted back to the phone.

The customer was charged just £85 and was happy to have his iPhone back in once piece.

The cost of replacement parts for the iPhone are dropping daily, so please check for the latest repair price, you might be happily surprised.

If you would like your iPhone repaired please call 01202 764197 or 07887803967.  You can send an email to enquiries@bournemouthiphonerepairs.co.uk


Apr 2013 30

A customer brought her daughters iPod Touch in a few days ago for a screen replacement.  It had been smashed for a while and the screen was being held together with sticky tape. 

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Above: Apple iPod Tough 4th Generation with smashed touchscreen.

Unfortunately we didn't have a white touchscreen in stock.  The part was ordered the same day and turned up 2 days later.  Once fitted the iPod Touch was as good as new.

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Above: Apple iPod Tough 4th Generation with replacement touchscreen fitted.

The customer was charged just £50 and went away very happy!

Apr 2013 19

A customer phoned up today and confessed to a DIY earpiece repair. He had dropped his iPhone 4S and the earpiece speaker had stopped working. After attempting a repair himself, he was left with a phone with a non working LCD screen, although he had successfully repaired his earpiece speaker!

After a bit of investigation, it looked as though the LCD ribbon was damaged, which meant the whole LCD/Touchscreen unit would need replacing.

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The phone arrived in bits, with a few screws missing.

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After a new LCD was fitted, a full 30point test was completed the phone was as good as new.

The customer was charged £65 for a new touchscreen fitted, a rubber grommet and 3 screws.

He went away very happy.

Apr 2013 12

A customer bought his iPhone 4S with a broken touchscreen in today.

iPhone 4S with a broken touchscreen glass

60 minutes later he collected his phone very happy that it looked and worked like new.

iPhone 4S with new screeen fitted

Just need to set the time and its finished.

Apr 2013 10

I get asked quite frequently what the difference is between the screens we use versus the screens you can buy from eBay.  The following post explains the quite subtle but very important differences.

The photo below shows the screen we use on the left and a screen you can buy on eBay on the right.

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Above: Left: Bournemouth iPhone Repairs supplied screen. Right: eBay iPhone 4S Screen

The photo below shows the extra two adhesive pads added to the LCD and touchscreen connectors as fitted by Apple. These extra pads ensure that the two connectors are electrically grounded and the LCD displays a crisp picture.  When the metal retaining clip is fitted, which also doubles as the wireless antenna, that the correct pressure is applied keeping them fully seated even after being dropped.  Also added to the LCD screen is a new 3 piece speaker mesh assembly rather than having to reuse the existing mesh, like other repairers.

Above: A picture of an iPhone 4S screen supplied by Bournemouth iPhone Repairs

The eBay iPhone 4S screen comes supplied with no conductive pads on the touchscreen and LCD connectors. Also no speaker mesh.
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Above: A picture of an iPhone 4S bought from eBay.

The photo below shows our supplied screen, it includes a UV filter and foam gasket over the proximity sensor window, the 3 piece speaker mesh fitted and a new adhesive ring around the camera lens holder. 
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Above: A picture of an iPhone 4S screen supplied by Bournemouth iPhone Repairs

The eBay iPhone 4S screen comes supplied with no speaker mesh, no UV light filter or foam gasket around the proximity sensor window and no ways of securing the camera lense assembly.  Without the UV light filter and foam gasket the display wont turn off when you raise the phone to your face.  This will generally mean you'll press the end call, mute or hold button with your cheak.  Very annoying!!
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Above: A picture of an iPhone 4S bought from eBay.

Feb 2013 25

A customer brought their son's Apple iPod Touch 4th Generation in for repair today.  It has been dropped from about waist height onto a stone floor.  The iPod landed face down and smashed the glass touchscreen.

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Above: iPod Touch 4th Generartopm (A1367) with smashed touchscreen

We always keep replacement screens for the latest generation iPod's and iPhones in stock.  So within 2 hours it had a new touchscreen / LCD assembly fitted and looked as good as new.  See below.  The Customer was charged just £50, thats not bad as a replacement would have cost him closer to £200 from Apple.

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Above: iPod Touch 4th Generation with new touchscreen / LCD assembly fitted.

Feb 2013 22

A customer brought his iPod Touch in for a simple front glass replacement.  The 2nd generation iPod Touch has a separate touchscreen and LCD module.  Its possible to just replace the touchscreen, unlike the 4th and 5th generation iPod Touches where the LCD and touchscreen glass are bonded together.

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Above: iPod Touch (2nd Generation) A1288 next to its original smashed touchscreen glass.

With a new touchscreen fitted, the iPod looked as good as new and at just £35 the customer was very happy!

Feb 2013 22

A customer brought his daughters iPhone in with a long list of problems.  Not one of the buttons worked, the WiFi reception was weak and the rear case looked tired.

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Above: iPhone 3GS with a scratched and tired looking rear case.

The decision was made to replace the rear case and also the volume, mute, headphone and power button flex cable.  While we were inside we also fitted a new WiFi antenna.  The cost was just £55 and gave the tired looking iPhone 3GS a new lease of life.  The rear cover looks brand fantastic!

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Above: iPhone 3GS with a new rear case fitted, looking as good as new.

The iPhone 3GS is still fully supported by the Apple iOS updates.  It will accept the latest 6.1 (link) iOS software, so there isn't any need to upgrade yet.

Feb 2013 22

A customer who relied on her iPad 3 for keeping in contact with friends and organising her busy social life brought it in for repair at 11.00 today.  She then went to drop her little boy off at nursery followed by a coffee with a friend at Starbucks in Westbourne.

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Above: The New iPad (3rd Generation) WiFi A1407 with a smashed screen

Close up of smashed screen on an iPad 3 Wifi A1307

Above: Close up of the smashed screen.

They both returned at 12.30 to pick up her iPad repaired as good as new.  An iPad 3 with a new front Glass digitiser fitted quicker than finishing a cup of coffee.  We even offered a 10% discount as she was a repeat customer.  What more can you ask for?

iPad 3 WiFi with a screen fitted in under 90minutes.

Above: The New iPad (3rd Generation) A1407 with a new front touchscreen, looking as good as new.

Feb 2013 19

A customer brought in her iPhone 3GS.  She's had it from new and after the 24month contract wanted to use it on a sim free contract. 

One problem, charging the battery every night for over two years had caused the battery to stop taking on any charge at all.  Lithium-ion batteries as used in all modern mobile phones are guaranteed for around 500-750 charges.  As batteries are always kept in stock, we had this phone turned around within a hour.

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Above: iPhone 3GS 16GB that's stuck on the charging screen, it wont turn on and wont charge

The phone would not charge up to the magic 5% required for the phone to boot.  Removing the front screen assembly, disconnecting the various FPC's and removing the main logic board reveals the battery.

With the battery removed, a replacement is fitted.  With the phone reassembled and placed on charge, the phone boot up to the home screen.  The customer was charged £30 and went away very happy.

iPhone 3Gs replacement battery fitted

Above: iPhone 3Gs with screen assembly and logic board removed, showing the battery.

Feb 2013 12

A common fault with the iPhone 4 is the power button becoming stiff. Infact its not stiff at all, a small piece of plastic that bridges the gap between the micro-switch and the metal button becomes dislodged after the phone is dropped. The solution is to refit a new micro switch.
After a new micro switch is reflow end onto the flex cable, the phone is reassembled for test. The feel and operation were as new and the customer was charged £40.

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Above:Faulty power button on an iPhone 4.

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Above:New power button fitted to an iPhone 4.

Feb 2013 07

Today we had an iPad 4th Generation WiFi in for repair. It’s was just a simple front digitiser repair, one problem was the availability of parts. The 4th generation iPad is the latest model and parts aren’t as common place as previous models yet!

After a screen had been sourced, it was plain sailing. Once it was finished the iPad was as good as new.

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Above: iPad 4th Generation White with a smashed screen

Feb 2013 04

A customer brought in his recent eBay purchase.  An iPhone 4 16GB in Black with a broken screen.  He paid £100 for it and thought it was an absolute bargain.  He booked it in for our rejuvenate service to make it look as good as new. 

After assessment we had found the following problems: Front and Back screen smashed, home button and power buttons not working, a missing earpiece grill, 4 screws missing and a bent midframe.  A price was agreed with the customer and the work began.

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Above: iPhone 4 with a bent mid frame.

2 Days later the customer picked up their phone.  It looked as good as new and had saved them £215 over a new iPhone 4 from Apple.

Feb 2013 04

A customer phoned up in a panic as she had got her phone wet while walking the dog.  A heavy rain shower had appeared out of nowhere causing the dog, customer and phone to become pretty wet.

She called to report that she had followed all our advice for a water damaged phone on the website and wanted to book the phone in for a water damage assessment.


Above: Water damage to iPhone 4S Touchscreen FPC


iPhone 4S water damage to LCD FPC connector

Above: Water damage to iPhone 4S LCD FPC


After stripping the logic board from the phone and looking under the microscope, it was evident what the damage was.  Quite a common fault is mineral deposits to form on the LCD FPC connectors at the top of the logic board.  After a quick clean with PCB cleaning solution and 24 hours drying next to the dehumidifier the LCD FPC was reflowed back onto the logic board and the phone was reassembled for test.


The phone work fined, but as always with water damaged phones a new battery was fitted.  After a full test the customer was re-instated with her phone.

Feb 2013 04

A customer brought their iPhone 4 in today with a proximity sensor fault.  They had their screen repaired by another local repair company, all looked fine until they noticed the screen didn’t turn off during a call.  This became very annoying over the following weeks where numerous times they had either ended the call or put the caller on hold by pressing buttons with their cheek.

iPhone 4 proximitry sensor location with ambient Light Sensor

ABOVE: iPhone 4 midframe showing front camera, Ambient Light Sensor and Proximitry Sensor.



The solution to the problem was to strip the phone, remove the new screen and fit a UV light filter and foam pad over the proximity sensor.  While the phone was apart a new earpiece mesh, camera right and LCD/Touch screen FPC foam spacer pads were fitted.  We always fit these parts when we fit a new screen because if Apple thought they were needed then so do we.


The customer was charged just £30 and had a phone that worked as it should.

Feb 2013 02

Repair Date: 02/02/2013

A customer brought his phone to us after a DIY screen repair.  He had pulled the battery connector off the main logic board while disconnecting the battery.  A PCB track had been lifted and a pad pulled off.  The battery on the iPhone 4 and 4S have four connections to the logic board, 2 are power and 2 are data lines used to read information from the battery.  One tale tale sign that the battery connector has been damaged is the phone either restarts every 1 minute or does not charge correctly.  The phone cant read the temperature of the battery and hence cant control the charging current correctly.

The solution, is to remove the old socket, replace the damaged pads or tracks and reflow a new socket back onto the board.

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