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Does anyone know where I can purchase a screen for my 3g that i dropped and shattered? Every function works fine just needs a new outter screen. I searched online
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    Does anyone know where I can purchase a screen for my 3g that i dropped and shattered? Every function works fine just needs a new outter screen. I searched online and all that is coming up is replacements for $200.00 I can buy a brand new phone for that price so how does that make sense?!?? Thanks in advance.

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    well, actually you CAN'T get a new phone for 200. The iPhone costs 500. You only get it for 200 when you set up a new contract with AT&T, which you won't be doing to replace this screen. The price has actually come down on replacement screens since last year. The original iPhone had replacement screens for 250.

    You should be able to send it to Apple for repair. I wonder if AppleCare covers it?

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    is it just the glass that needs replacing? I saw a link somewhere on here (MMI) for a screen (glass piece ONLY) for 15 bucks. That's a better price. I will see if I can track it down.

    EDIT: here is an eBay link to buy just the glass screen (again this is NOT an LCD but if all that is broken it should do you fine!)

    LCD Glass Screen Lens + Protector for Apple iPhone 2G - eBay (item 110290802582 end time Oct-18-08 07:15:11 PDT)

    I know it does say 2G but I do belive the screens on both phones are the same size so it shouldn't make much of a difference.
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    Be careful with those ones for cheap on eBay, including the one in sziklassy's post. Those are made of PLASTIC, NOT GLASS. Cheap replacement are cheap for a reason. not to mention, that there is a good possibility of messing up the digitizer in the process. I would send it in for repair through Apple or a 3rd party repair company. iPhone Problems & Repair

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    Only reason I posted this was because I heard success from another poster here. I personally recommended against it but they went ahead and did it and it worked fine. And this thing actually is glass (from what he tells me). Chef is right though... I do recommend getting it done elsewhere. You may also consider just selling off your phone as having a cracked screen and then going to apple and buying a new one. I would guess you will get about 300 for the broekn phone and buy a new on for about 500. The difference would be just about what you would pay for a professional fix but the bright side is new phone

    In any case your call... let us know what you do and how things turn out!
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    according to the listing on eBay, the screen is made of plastic..... if you do decide to fix it yourself, post up your results and pictures for those of us who arent brave enough to take apart our jesus phones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chefanim View Post
    according to the listing on eBay, the screen is made of plastic.....
    The guy who bought it says the screen is glass with a plastic sticker cover thing. If you read the entire listing you will see it has many grammatical errors. My guess is that this is a Chinese company (well duh, they are shipping from HK, LOL) and they are just selling cheap product fast. In any case, I doubt it is an Apple product, in fact I would almost bet my life that it is not. That being said, even if it is plastic you are out 15 bucks and at least now you know. If you are totally ready to do this yourself I would try for the one on eBay and if it turns out plastic go for the $200 replacement.

    And by the way, in no way shape or form are you getting $200 bucks worth of glass here, which is why I believe this company can totally afford to make a legitimate glass screen for 15 bucks.
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    I was going by this:
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    Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
    is it just the glass that needs replacing? I saw a link somewhere on here (MMI) for a screen (glass piece ONLY) for 15 bucks. That's a better price. I will see if I can track it down.

    EDIT: here is an eBay link to buy just the glass screen (again this is NOT an LCD but if all that is broken it should do you fine!)

    LCD Glass Screen Lens + Protector for Apple iPhone 2G - eBay (item 110290802582 end time Oct-18-08 07:15:11 PDT)

    I know it does say 2G but I do belive the screens on both phones are the same size so it shouldn't make much of a difference.
    Dont buy this. sorry but your wrong the screen sizes are very different the 3g is wider by about 3-4 MM and slightly longer glass though the display is the same and its 2 piece.

    You can buy Just the Glass at eazychip.com if thats the only part thats not working.

    I broke my 3G glass before too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by famous2hot View Post
    Does anyone know where I can purchase a screen for my 3g that i dropped and shattered? Every function works fine just needs a new outter screen. I searched online and all that is coming up is replacements for $200.00 I can buy a brand new phone for that price so how does that make sense?!?? Thanks in advance.
    This just happened to me. I dropped my phone in a restaurant and the glass got all cracked and spider webbed. I ended up replacing the glass and digitizer myself for around $80 after shipping and getting a pry tool. Due to the lack of information out there, I ended up creating site to help tell other iPhone 3G users how to go about repairing their phone and how much it will cost. Im going to post pictures and a video tutorial soon. Hope it helps!
    Cracked or Broken iPhone 3G Glass? | 3G Cracked Glass.com

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    if the actual screen is cracked then, try to argue w/ apple.

    if just the outer shell is cracked, then i suggest u go to dealextreme.com and they have some OEM parts for iphone 2g & 3g.

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