Where can one purchase AUTHENTIC iPhone back case replacements

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Pelican OSX, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. Pelican OSX macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2011
    So, I have a white iPhone 3G, and I'd like to replace it with a black 3G case, because my white one is old and getting scratchy/dirty.

    Where can I purchase authentic back case replacements (for iPhone 3G) that Apple Inc. produces, and not some alternative company?

    Links, or mentioning the website would be helpful.

    Thanks in advanced, everyone.
  2. Pelican OSX thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2011
    Anyone? 300 views and no one has anything to say?!
  3. mbaran macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2008
    Replacing the back case of the 3g is VERY difficult. All components must be removed from the phone and case and then reassembled.

    On a 3g when you take it apart the screen lifts out of the back, not the back coming off the phone. There's a few screws for the release latch, vibrator, camera, etc.

    I've done it once and wouldn't recommend it. Also, the back I was able to find was not OEM, but very very close. It did need a modification for the SIM release arm.
  4. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit
    for a 3G it's hardly worth it. if you sold it you might get $20-30 more if you lucky. most people are going to expect little wear a 3 year old device. just throw a new case on it or lucky labs cover and call it a day..
  5. Kyotoma macrumors 68000


    Nov 11, 2010
    Carnegie and Ontario
    ifixit.com has parts and guides for this exact problem.
  6. mikelegacy macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    You're going to ruin your 3G if you try this. Mark my words.

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