Broken iPhones are a very common case, phones get broken every day. It could be a cracked screen, dead battery, software problems, broken camera, or water entering a non-waterproof iPhone. In most cases instead of repairing the broken phones, people will always prefer to just buy a new one and rid themselves of the old phone. I mean why incur costs on something small when you can add a little more money and get something better?
Iphones like laptops are made up of different parts that all come together to give you a working phone. One broken part does not always mean that the rest of the components are spoilt. You can still salvage a few things and from these, you could sell, recycle or even make DIYs to design your house or workspace. The parts being salvaged from the iPhone also depend on factors like age (new iPhones are an advantage), the broken or malfunctioning part, and the intention of salvaging.
If you’ve ever had a broken iPhone, you know that the battery is one of the most important parts. Luckily, it’s relatively easy to salvage the battery from a broken iPhone. First, you’ll need to remove the back cover of the iPhone. Be careful not to damage the battery while doing this. Next, locate the battery connector and disconnect it. Now, you can remove the battery from the iPhone. Once you have the battery, you can either use it as a replacement for another iPhone or sell it to a company that recycles iPhone batteries.
Your iPhone battery which in most cases is inbuilt can be reused or sold if it still works well. The market for these batteries is available in case you are wondering who would buy them, second hand stores often provide a market for the batteries.
2. LCD Screen
Did you know you could salvage your LCD from a broken iPhone screen?
If you’re like most people, you probably don’t think twice about throwing away your old iPhone when you upgrade to a new one. But what if you could salvage the LCD screen from your old iPhone and use it for something else? It turns out that the LCD screen from an iPhone can be used for a variety of different things. For example, you can use it to create a digital picture frame or a tablet computer.
It is complicated but can be done! That is if the LCD is good and can be reused.
With a little bit of know-how, it is possible to remove the motherboard from a broken iPhone and use it with another phone. This can be a great way to keep your favorite phone going, even if the body is no longer usable.
There are a few things to keep in mind if you want to try this, though. First, you will need to have a working iPhone that is the same model as the one you are trying to salvage. This is because the motherboard is specific to each model. Second, you will need to be very careful when removing the motherboard. It is easy to damage it, so it is important to follow the instructions carefully.
4. Using it as a GPS
It may sound crazy, but using a broken iPhone as a GPS can actually be a pretty smart move.
Even if your iPhone’s screen is cracked, you can still use the Internet. This means you can still access GPS apps like Google Maps or Waze. It also helps if your battery is still healthy. This means you can use your iPhone as a GPS for a long period of time without having to worry about it dying on you. It’s also a lot cheaper than buying a new GPS. If you’re on a budget, using a broken iPhone as a GPS can be a lot cheaper than buying a new GPS unit.
Furthermore, you can put it in your car, and turn to Find My iPhone on if you can, and when your car is stolen, track your iPhone, but just make sure it isn’t dead and is always charged.
5. Selling the iPhone
There are stores online that can buy back faulty or damaged iPhones. This is a better option compared to throwing away the phone or storing it. The prices for buying these faulty iPhones vary depending on the fault and where you are selling them.
Here are a few faults that the buyers find acceptable;
- Cracked screen
- Touch screen not working
- Broken battery
- Phone does not power on
- Water damage
- Broken microphone or speakers
- Broken camera
- Software issues
Parts like speakers, cameras, and parts on the board could be reused but that is a trickier part and requires you to be fully equipped and skilled to know to remove these parts.
Now that you know what you can salvage, here is where you could trade your iPhone parts.