Replacement Iphone 3GS Back Housing

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    A few months ago my fiancee's iPhone 3GS got dropped on the corner of our coffee table which smashed the screen and dented the chrome bezel, etc.

    We bought a replacement screen and a back housing and bezel pack off ebay but the housing is a pile of rubbish. Additionally, buttons aren't as responsive, etc so I decided to get it sorted.

    Does anyone know where I can get a genuine Apple back cover and bezel? I've seen this on ebay but I'm not convinced it's genuine but it would save a lot of hassle. Would you guys/girls go for this or try and get a genuine apple housing?
     
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    Thanks, seem expensive though
     
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    I can agree with that but seriously, $94.95 including delivery for a back housing is ridiculous.
     
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    I never order anything from Ifixit, so I don't know what the different between theirs and the one I ordered from Ebay or Amazon. The one I ordered from Ebay/Amazone worked flawlessly. I look and work great after replacement. Make sure you get the one with the pre-drilled sim card injector hole.
     
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    Thanks. Does the one I linked to look like a good one?
     
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    I look at the one you link. It already preassembled, all you need to do is to transfer your logic board, LCD/digitizer from your old phone over. I think it works well but if your phone is still working. Then why not just buy the back housing only and replace it. It cost only around USD15 on ebay.
     
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    When I bought the last back, it took me hours to fit it and the buttons haven't worked the same since and the bits that hold the 2 screws at the bottom of the phone broke so I was hoping buying a preassembled one would be the best option.
     
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    I see. Since you are in UK, then I think you should just buy that and swap over. However, it's seen expensive to me but if you are happy with it, then you should go for it.
     
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    That's life over here I'm afraid. I just looked at just the back and the chrome bezel and alone they're £25 so might as well pay the other £25 and have a new battery, new headphone jack, new everything else as well.
     

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