my iphone's screen is cracked, my friends is water damaged... combine phones??

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by modular, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. modular macrumors regular

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    i just dropped my iphone 3g during lunch today and the screen cracked. There's parts of the screen where the glass is sharp and falling off, and there are parts of the screen where the cracks are below the surface and the top glass is still smooth.

    for reference, bought the iphone in july 08, it has no applecare.
    I walked by the apple store after lunch and they told me it they could give me a replacement for $199.

    On another note, my friend has an iphone 3g that is broke from water damage. is it possible to use his screen and put it on my phone?? or did the water damage ruin his screen too?
     
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  3. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    No way to know for sure until you try the screen. Just be careful not to cause more damage taking them apart.
     
  4. modular thread starter macrumors regular

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    yup, it's the free option i have right now so I'm going to give it a try. Hopefully it will work!
     
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  6. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    I don't think it'll fit. I'm not sure of exact dimensions but the glass covering the screen of the 3G is a little bigger than the original.
     
  7. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Since you're warranty is null, I'd say go for it.

    The OP says they are both 3G's ;)
     
  8. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    Weird... Where did I get that an original was involved? :eek:
     
  9. JoJoCal19 macrumors 65816

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    Should work but if not, my buddy busted his 3G screen and ordered a complete replacement glass, lcd and other stuff for like $80.
     
  10. modular thread starter macrumors regular

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    IT WORKED!!

    Following a youtube video, I removed my smashed touchscreen+lcd and swapped it with my buddies water damaged 3g touchscreen+lcd. The process took all of 5 minutes, and saved me $200.

    I put my damaged screen on his waterlogged phone and took a pic of it with my now working iphone :)

    So now his old 3g is water damaged with a cracked screen, lol.

    [​IMG]
     

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    Very nice! Megazord iPhone is GO! The Power Rangers will be so pleased. :)
     

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