Fixing Broken Iphone Glass, need advice

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by BeachChair, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. BeachChair macrumors 6502a

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    I'm following this guide: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mboB8p-sdw

    This is the phone: http://imgur.com/MssGA.jpg

    I'm trying to get the front off by using a suction cup like he does in the video, but because the glass is broken on the bottom half the suction cup can't get a good seal so it's not working at all.

    What can I do? I've thought about using glue.
     
  2. chargit macrumors 6502a

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    take a razor blade or an exacto knife and cut along the edge of the glass by the chrome bezel on the bottom of the phone. you are trying to cut away any dirt or grime that may be holding it in place. your not going to got deap! and then try the suction cup. but with the glass broken you may not get a seal. you may have to use the razor blade or exacto knife to get down in there and pry it out. the glass is already broke so your not going to do much damage. go down an 1/8 inch or so and pry it out. it may take some doings.

    good luck!
     
  3. Gadgetgeezer macrumors regular

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    I cover the front with two strips of Scotch tape. Works a treat.
     
  4. BeachChair thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I kinda tried that. Where do you pull?
     
  5. Gadgetgeezer macrumors regular

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    By the bottom close to the home button. Be careful not to pull so hard you rip the ribbon cables off the board at the top of the phone.
     
  6. BeachChair thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Did it like chargit suggested, the scotch tape wasnt strong enough.

    Thanks for helping
     
  7. jackryan57 macrumors regular

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    Duct Tape?
     

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