1st Gen Cracked glass. What do i need?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MacMan93, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. MacMan93 macrumors member

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    Ok, my 1st gen has been a brick for almost a year, taken everything that its been thrown at(ahaha jk, never thrown it)

    Well, My bike chain failed and it through me off, phone in pocket, i Hit hard...the phone's glass cracked AND parts of the touch screen don't work. NOOOO:mad:

    I wouldnt have been to mad if it was just a crack, but the phone is practically inoperable.

    What parts do I need to fix the Multi Touch and the glass.(The LCD panel itself is perfectly fine)

    Can I buy just a glass and digitizer?(Is the digitized like the touch of the screen?)
     
  2. pintnight macrumors 6502

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    A new iPhone 3G or buy a used first gen iPhone off of eBay or mail it in to get it fixed by Apple (will cost you quite a bit).
     
  3. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

    QuarterSwede

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    The 1st Gen iPhones had the glass and digitizer together. Unfortunately because of this that part isn't cheap (~$200).
     
  4. andreab35 macrumors 6502a

    andreab35

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5F136 Safari/525.20)

    Yes, it isn't cheap.
    3G is the way to go now, unless you find a nice cheap 1st gen.
    If you can salvage anything, you can at least sell the phone for parts for a bit of money.
    Good luck :)
     
  5. MacMan93 thread starter macrumors member

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    THe only problem is my contract is not up for another 2 years, and since i signed up and got a free flip phone, then upgraded using the iphone i previously had been using on paygo, i can't get the 3g for 199.

    Is the digitizer attached to the LCD screen? Because I found an Iphone LCD screen OEM on ebay for $25, BUT it is not the hole LCD/front glass panel, it is JUST the LCD panel. hell, heres the link:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Original-LCD-Di...14&_trkparms=72:1240|66:4|65:12|39:1|240:1318

    Could I buy that and the Glass and have it work? (installing it is no problem, i've fixed iPods before and am mechanically inclined)
     

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