Can I replace my broken IPHONE 3GS screen with one from a IPHONE 3G ?

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  1. rrichar macrumors newbie

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    Can I replace my broken IPHONE 3GS screen with one from a IPHONE 3G ?
    My wife dropped her IPHONE 3GS and it shattered into a million pieces. She got the new IPHONE 4. I have an IPHONE 3G. I was wondering if I can take the screen of my IPHONE 3G and put it into the IPHONE 3GS ? Please PM me and e-mail me at rrichar@uvi.edu if this is possible.
     
  2. Fast/Furious macrumors regular

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    According to iFixit, no. The front panel assemblies are native to each model of iPhone and cannot be swapped around.
     
  3. rrichar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was reading some where that the glass could be switched but not the digitizer. I just needed a second opinion.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No, they're different and the 3GS one is more expensive.
     
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  6. benflick macrumors 68020

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    No, I have taken many 3G and 3GS' apart, and the LCD connectors are different altogether. You would need to separate the digitizer/touch assembly from the LCD. It would be very time consuming, and risky if you don't have the proper tools and know-how.
     

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