original iphone black rubber gasket.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by fleali88, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. fleali88 macrumors regular

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    I am replacing a screen on my iphone 2g 8gb, and i noticed when i removed the old screen that the black rubber gasket surrounding the screen is broken, is there anywhere i can buy a new gasket or would it come with the new screen (hasn't come in the mail yet). thanks
     
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    so no one here knows where i could get this part or if i even need it, i just hope i wont have a light leak if i dont use one.
     
  4. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

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    i dont know where u can get it cuz i have never seen one. sorry
     
  5. fleali88 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i think its safe to say this is the ONLY part thats impossible to find for the original iphone. im still pissed
     
  6. DMC-12 macrumors 6502

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    This is only anecdotal, but while I was at the Genius Bar a few nights ago, a guy walked up for an iPhone appointment. His original iPhone had its rubber gasket sticking out all along the upper right corner. I guess he was out of warranty, because the Genius offered only to "trim off the excess with wire cutters." I was kind of surprised that he even offered to do something so crude to it.
     
  7. fleali88 thread starter macrumors regular

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    damn lol, maybe i dont need it , i mean the display is sealed pretty good ,we'll see i guess, i would feel better if i could find one somehow, any one have a old broken iphone i can buy cheap for that part lol
     
  8. iPhone envy macrumors member

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    Why don't you buy a smashed non-operational phone off ebay? Get one for parts.
     
  9. KidStallyn macrumors 6502

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    just put a small bead of black RTV around the area where the seal goes. When dried, it will serve the same purpose.
     
  10. fleali88 thread starter macrumors regular

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    whats rtv?, and i would buy a broken one ,but you cant find an iphone for less than 100$ broken or not, and that lil gasket isnt worth 100$
     

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