iPhone 2G screen replacing. Tips?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Mexbearpig, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. Mexbearpig macrumors 65816

    Mexbearpig

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    So I plan on getting a iPhone 2G for cheap ($90) with a broken screen. Only the glass is broke. So my plan is to buy a kit with the glass only. I'm just going pick the glass and glue off the front and avoid opening the phone. Then I'll use the adhesive included in the kit to glue down the new glass. Hopefully nothing will go wrong....

    Is there any tips that are essential?
    How hard is this? I know some people have done it before on here so I am hoping it is pretty simple
    Also I know this isn't the right forum but is $90 a good deal?

    Thanks
     
  2. Gadgetgeezer macrumors regular

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    Advice is - don't waste your time and money. That screen is a digitiser which is stuck to the LCD - you will never remove it without damaging the phone and LCD. Please think again.
     
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  4. Gadgetgeezer macrumors regular

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    I agree that the guy on the video is good, but it wasn't his first time I am sure. Looks like one slip and you are in damaged LCD land. Maybe I will have a go with an old screen. I think if you have a glass which is smashed already, that gives you a good start i.e. you can get a knife under it. Well, good luck.
     

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