iPhone 3GS Smashed Screen

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by MacFanUK, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. MacFanUK macrumors 6502a


    Jul 29, 2009
    My fiance's iPhone 3Gs got thrown at a table today which resulted in the glass covering the screen to get shattered. The screen is ok with no marks but the glass is in about 1000 pieces.

    I've had a look on eBay and the glass can be bought for £8.50 but I'm just wondering if there would be any difference between one off eBay and the original Apple part.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Gadgetgeezer macrumors regular

    Oct 4, 2009
    I use copy parts and they are fine. What I would say is think twice about doing it yourself. I have dealt with the aftermath of many a wrecked phone.


  3. Jamz00 macrumors member

    May 9, 2009
    Yeah be extremely careful. I broke my speaker by using a hairdryer to melt the screen's glue (a youtube video told me to do that). I'd just use the dryer around the bottom and peel the glue off around the top/speaker area.
  4. EarthDawn macrumors 6502a


    Feb 18, 2008
    Long-eye Land, NY
    It's actually a cheap and easy fix now. Just be careful and take your time. There are a lot of walk through videos out there that will show good detail on how to do it. Just look for a seller with good feedback as there are a lot selling them now. They are also pretty cheap as well. Many for $15 shipped.

    Good luck!

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