iPhone 2G cracked screen-bleeding: salvagable?(pic)

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by parker770, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. parker770 macrumors member

    Apr 5, 2010
    I picked up a broken 2G from a friend for next to nothing with the intention of fixing it and selling it on eBay.

    The friend reports that in addition to the cracked glass, it had stopped responding to touch inputs on the lower half of the screen, so I planned on replacing the glass and digitizer(yes I know it is difficult/impossible to replace separately on the 2G, but that is for another thread)

    I just got around to looking at it closely(it was given to me disassembled in a box) and I noticed this bleeding near the cracks on the display, which leads me to believe that the LCD panel itself was damaged, and needs to be replaced.


    Am I correct in that assumption? Or could the display possibly be salvaged?
  2. teezee09 macrumors member

    Apr 9, 2008
    Yea you're correct. The LCD is shattered and will need to be replaced.
  3. parker770 thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 5, 2010
    I figured. I went ahead and ordered a new screen and digitizer right after I posted this. The rest of the phone is in absolutely mint condition, so it should turn out pretty nice. Anybody want a 2G?:cool:
  4. RalphDuncan macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2010
    Repairing a iphone 2g with the separate LCD and Digitizer/glass WORKS !
    I repaired my iphone 2g like this.

    Buy these two (pretty cheap! $45 ):



    Don't forget to first put them together before you assemble it into your iphone! Don't let dust get between them.

    Both lcd and digitizer/glass are delivered in a foam box and protected by foil on each side of the units.

    It still works great! I had an unresponsive touchscreen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g51uEx3ZJbg
  5. dohturdima macrumors newbie

    Dec 16, 2010
    Is there any chance you have a link/can post a DIY how to properly do this? I already have an LCD which I purchased on fleabay, but once I got it I thought I was scammed because 2g LCD/digitizer glass were supposed to be a single assembly. Based on your post, I ordered the digitizer glass as well. Still, am a bit antsy on taking on the repair since based on what I have seen thus far it is very complicated.

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