The dreaded 2G screen

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by QMdude, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

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    So many have said that the 2G glass + digitizer + lcd are combined toghether.. I did however see some videos of people scraping off the glass and replacing it. Before I embark on such a feat, I was wondering what others had to say about it..
     
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    fireshot91

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    I think they only combined that on the 3G iPhone.


    On the 2G, they're separate, IIRC.
     
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    Mars478

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    1st gen: fused
    2nd gen (iPhone 3G): separate
    3rd Gen (3GS): Separate.
    4th Gen (iPhone 4): fused.

    The feat you describe is nearly impossible. Trust me I have tried it and have repaired hundreds of iPhones of every model.

    also for reference iPod Touch 1-3gen are separate, and 4th gen is fused. Fused gives the LCD and glass more strength and eliminates the possible dust, BUT adds cost. I think in the end fused is worth it.
     
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    QuarterSwede

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    Fused is definitely worth it. I had a 3G that had dust/hair problems so bad Apple replaced it. My iPhone 4 on the other hand can't have that issue.
     
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    Mars478

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    The dust was terrible, also the fingerprints when I was repairing it and touching the LCD. Ugh. It may just be worth the more expensive parts.
     

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