How to get glass replaced in orig iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by fbx, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. fbx macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2007
    I have an original iPhone that has a crack in the top edge of the glass. Phone works fine and there is no problem other than cosmetic. Phone is 2 yrs old and I presume out of warranty.

    How can I get the glass face of the iPhone replaced and what might it cost? Anyone been through this?

    Many thanks
  2. Pgohlke macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2009
    Centerville, Ohio
    take it to an apple store. Last time I was there a lady was getting her glass on her 1st gen replaced. From other posts I've seen it will cost you around $150.
  3. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

    Apple Ink

    Mar 7, 2008
    If I remember correctly.. the 1st gen had the glass stuck to the lcd... meaning the whole thing must be replaced as one!
  4. Nicholas.C macrumors 6502a

    Jun 24, 2008
    The apple iPhone first gen screen are al fused together at the factory. (lcd, digitzer and front glass..) This isn't a good picture. but it'll show you the part

  5. DPA macrumors 65816


    Correct. This was an excuse I heard from Apple as to why it was so expensive just to replace a piece of glass. They said it was impossible for them to replace just the glass and that they had to replace the whole digitizer, glass and LCD.\\

    If you are out of warranty, they probably won't replace the glass for the $250 unless you are just out of warranty by about a month and you get a cool Genius. You would be better off just buying a new iPhone 3G. But there is a higher monthly rate.:rolleyes:


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