Clear / See Through Glass Back

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MarkyN, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. MarkyN macrumors member

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    I have took the old glass out of the thin frame, scrapped all the paint off to make it see-through but still showing the apple sign and also the writing.

    Looking good ...... BUT as I put the glass into the thin frame a small section has snapped :-( but it doesn't make a MASSIVE difference...

    I take a picture now and it doesn't seem to effect it until I put the flash on, it then just makes a White picture

    Any help with this people?
     
  2. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    The painted glass is what keeps the flash from blowing out the lens.
    It was the main reason (allegedly) for the delay in the white iPhone's.
     
  3. tomtom101 macrumors regular

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    That sounds really cool man!! Wanna throw a pic of it up for us??

    As your the flash issue, i don't think there's any fixing it, as rumoured before with the white iPhone the light leakage issues may have caused the delay, and I'd say this is a problem similar to yours!
     
  4. saving107 macrumors 603

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    Go to Apple and pay them the $29 to get your back plate replaced and take it as lesson learned.

    This is not from the OP, but from MICGadget

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. pullfocus macrumors 65816

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    Didn't quite think that one through, huh?

    Go to an Apple store and get a new back.
     
  6. MarkyN thread starter macrumors member

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    A grime artist I follow on twitter has done it, thats where I got the idea from, I'll post pictures up soon. Probably tomorrow.
    Am not paying Apple prices for a new back when Incan get them from eBay for around £5 haha.

    Thanks for the info tho people.

    Can you buy the thin frames themselves?

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    @savings that what mine looks like right now, but abit annoyed the flash doesn't work and I have snapped abit of the frame off :-(

    Am going to Florida this Friday for a holiday for 2 weeks. Do malls or wallmarts supply the glass cases for these phones?
     
  7. saving107 macrumors 603

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    Nope.
     
  8. tomtom101 macrumors regular

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    I got one on ebay for €4! Arrived broken, contacted the company, they made me pay €2 for a admin charge, and allowed me to keep the broken one... Now the broken one s still in use on the back of the iphone (originally replaced as the camera lens got scratched and unusable) and new one is there as a back up!!
     
  9. MarkyN thread starter macrumors member

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    There anywhere around the Imternational Drive area that might supply the covers?

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    That's rubbish man :-( I have ordered 1 this last week as I smashed the OE one and it turned up in ALOT of bubble wrap and also had tools too! So I can change them myself, just need somewhere to buy one ASAP with my flash not working anymore :-(
     
  10. Grayburn macrumors 68000

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    Jme?
     
  11. EddyP macrumors 6502

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    I think it looks great with the clear glass. Even if it hurts the camera/flash.
     
  12. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    The clear front is kinda "eh", but the clear back looks great. Too bad it makes the camera flash useless for taking pictures.
     
  13. EddyP macrumors 6502

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    My 3GS takes pictures just fine without a flash. ;)
     
  14. pullfocus macrumors 65816

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    I see what you did there.
     
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    Touché, my friend.
     
  16. msb3079 macrumors 6502a

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    Unnecessary, rude response. Sorry some people like to try things that are different.

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    I did this, as well... well, didn't finish it. I got an extra OEM back, scraped the paint off, but there is still some paint residue that I have not gotten off yet. Was suggested things to use - just haven't done it. And to be honest... with the iPhone 5 coming so soon, I've lost most interest in doing worrying about it. I've love to see a pic of yours though!
     
  17. pullfocus macrumors 65816

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    Twas merely friendly ribbing. I didn't write it in all caps as if I was yelling it or admonishing the OP.
    If you read it with an inflection of harsh rudeness, that was not my intent.
     
  18. msb3079 macrumors 6502a

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    Then I apologize to you.
     
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    No worries.
     
  20. EddyP macrumors 6502

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    I personally hate the obsession with cellphone cameras. It's just a pet peeve of mine. I know Apple doesn't build the iPhone just for me. But if they did.... :)

    That being said, it is mighty handy to snap pictures of the kid doing silly stuff.
     
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    I got some news for you...cell phone cameras will completely eliminate point and shoot cameras in 5 years. Its a fact that People are already leaving their cameras at home and using their phone camera. I do. And I agree that phone cameras aren't exatly up to par with point and shoots, but it's getting close. And the gap is closing up quickly. I'd say within the next 2 years, cell cameras will be equal (if not better) to mid ranged point and shoot cameras. And the second that happens, p&s cameras are doomed.
     
  22. EddyP macrumors 6502

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    Oh I agree. But that's about all they're good for. And just like P&S cameras there's much too much obsession with pixel counts. But that's another topic for another board.
     
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