iPhone Repair FAQ

What's the difference between an OEM screen vs. an aftermarket screen?

The Apple OEM screen uses the original digitizer (touch screen) and original LCD (true Apple colors). The aftermarket screen does not use any original Apple components. The colors will be faded, and the touch will be different.

How long will it take to replace my broken screen?

About 30 minutes

What's the warranty?

Our 100% lifetime warranty covers all aspects of the screen except for water damage and user damage such as screen damage caused by the phone being dropped etc..

When can I get my iPhone repaired?

Go to the scheduling page and schedule your repair. If one of those times don’t work, contact me and we’ll work something out.

What happens if my phone starts acting weird after the repair?

Unlikely, but contact me, and I'll resolve the issue.

Do you take credit cards?

I sure do - all major credit and debit cards and Venmo.

Where are you located?

HB Laptops
9803 Adams Ave
Huntington Beach, CA 92646

What is an Apple reconditioned screen?

First we need get into a little tech talk to break down the layers of a screen. I’ll be brief.
Layer #1: Glass panel – the topmost layer- the part you touch
Layer #2: Digitizer (also known as touch screen) – just under the glass and fused with it
Layer #3: LCD – located under the digitizer
UEG_smartphone_screenGlass – The outermost layer is the glass, typically less than one millimeter thick. If you drop your device, the cracked glass ends up resembling an elaborate spiderweb.

Digitizer – The digitizer is located just under the glass screen. It is the electrical force that senses and responds to touch. When you tap your fingertip or swipe it across the screen, the mere touch acts as data input to the device’s center. If your device fails to respond to touch, it’s time for a new digitizer. The digitizer is an electrical mechanism that is fused with the glass screen; so if you need to replace the digitizer, you’ll have to replace the glass, too, and vice versa.

Touch Screen – The term touch screen is interchangeable with the term digitizer. You’ll often see the combined terms Digitizer Touch Screen offered as a repair service.

LCD – LCD is an acronym for liquid crystal display. The LCD is the visual component underneath the glass that displays the image on the screen.

Apple OEM reconditioned screen vs Apple Aftermarket screen

An Apple reconditioned screen uses the original Digitizer(touch screen), so the touch remains the same, original LCD so the colors and images remain the same - bright and vivid. I fuse premium glass to the digitizer to complete the screen.

An Apple aftermarket screen does not use any original Apple componets.

The advantage of the Apple OEM reconditioned screen is it uses original Apple componets. With the warranty I provide the only reason to go with an Apple Aftermarket screen is if you're going to sell the phone.

Why FryedPhones?


  • 5 Star Yelp reviews
  • No hidden prices
  • Price Match- plus take $5 off
  • No tax or fees on repairs
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Accept cash & cards

Lifetime Warranty

Price - If you find a better price we’ll match the price and take an additional $5 off.

Warranty – lifetime warranty on parts and labor - best in the industry!

Quality –It took me over a year to find the right balance between cost and quality. I'm confident in the parts I use and the repairs I perform. That's why I offer a lifetime guarantee on every repair. I know the screens and parts I use are second to none.

After sale support - We believe after sale support is more important than the sale.

Message From Owner

Hello - My name is Rex Frye, and I'm the founder and owner of FryedPhones. I retired from corporate America a couple of years ago and decided to start this business to help people by doing something that I love. I'm asked all the time why my prices are lower than everyone else's. It's because my overhead is lower than everyone else's. I'm a one-man show. I perform every repair myself. I rent a small office in Costa Mesa and have no retail space, no employees and no franchise fees. My goal is to provide quality service at a reasonable price, not to turn a huge profit. That’s what makes FryedPhones different from all the other iPhone repair shops. I hope you’ll choose FryedPhones for your next iPhone repair

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