Got the replacement iPhone screen. Now what to do?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ImNoSuperMan, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. ImNoSuperMan macrumors 65816

    ImNoSuperMan

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    As I had previously mentioned in this thread, I had damaged the iPhone screen as I spilled milk on it. So I ordered this screen,outer glass from eBay in order to replace the screen. It contained two items- the outer glass and the screen. The problem now I have is I m not sure if the new screen contains the multitouch part or not. It seems like it doesnt.

    Now what should I do? I got both the screen and the outer glass. I know I dont have the multi touch part. Can I just remove the current screen and just add the new one to my old glass? I wont do it myself. I`ll pay a mobile engineer to do it.

    Someone please tell me if that wud work? Should I give it a try or is it too much of a risk. I really want my iPhone screen to be as good as it used to be. Browsing on this damaged screen is such a pain.
     
  2. ellsworth macrumors 6502a

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    I'm pretty sure that mobile engineer should be able to help you. If that touch portion isn't damage... you should be fine to use it again.
     
  3. ImNoSuperMan thread starter macrumors 65816

    ImNoSuperMan

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    If thats true than you`ve made my day. But I still doubt it. I dont even know where is that touch sensitive part. AFAIK it somewhere between the screen and the outer glass and all three are glued together. From what I`ve read it seems they are inseparable.

    I really do want my iPhone screen back as normal. But what I m afraid of is that the current screen,glass,digitizer might all go kaput if I try to separate the digitizer and the screen. Can someone please confirm if it possible. I`d give it a shot even if the chances of success are less than 50%. Has it been ever done successfully? Even once?
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    I know it`s possible (though very difficult) to remove the outer glass and replace it with a new one. But is it possible to remove the screen only and not damage the digitizer?
     
  4. ImNoSuperMan thread starter macrumors 65816

    ImNoSuperMan

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    Well I searched everywhere and in the end I m convinced that it cant be done. You might be lucky and be able to remove the the outer glass and replace it without damaging the digitizer with bout 30-50% chances of success. That too assuming you get an expert to get the job done.

    But as far as the screen is concerned it`s next to impossible to separate the digitizer and the screen. I found one person claiming he did it without damaging anything but thats it. Everyone else damaged their iPhone trying to separate the two.

    So I m not going to try it as the iPhone works absolutely fine except for those spots. I have already wasted 60$ in getting that replacement screen. If I damage the digitizer in the process then I`ll have no option but to get the complete screen,digitizer,glass panel for bout 170$. So I think I`ll pass on this and use it as it is.:(
     

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