Repaired the phone and got back a priceless photo of my son!
25 Minuten - 1 Stunde
The phone dock got rusty and prevented the phone from charging and transferring data. The day it died I managed to take a photo of my son after I pulled out his first baby tooth.
Sending the phone to repairs would have cost me over $100, selling the phone 'as is' would have give me only $27 back. So I decided to invest $35 and give it a try.
Smooth. Got the parts and tools after a a week and fixed my phone in 1 hour. 22 steps with perfect pictures, that boosted my confidence in getting this done.
Yes. First bring your phone to the Apple Genius bar and see if they can tell you what is EXACTLY wrong with your phone if is not obvious (like mine). Then do a simple return / investment analysis and see if is worth your time and money to do this.
Quite honestly, I found it very satisfying. Now I got my son photo back and he has a new phone. All for less than $40. I think that's a win.
In case you want to see the whole ordeal (in Spanish), here is a link to my blog (with photos):