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03-25-2010, 11:15 AM #1Building an iPhone 3gs from scratch?
I have a new project in mind,wanted to discuss it with you.
Thinking about building an iPhone 3GS 16GB from scratch,I built a list of components and it concludes with 217$~,it consists a motherboard,back plate,dock,panel, and a digitizer (spare parts + one broken iPhone).
The price is low,but would it be a smart thing to do ?
Your opinion will be most welcomed,
03-25-2010, 11:40 AM #2
That can't be the total cost for parts, you better check again. There is a thread on here about this subject and with all the parts spelled out it was much more expensive to build than to buy.
03-26-2010, 12:04 AM #3
Finding a good 3gs logic board for $217 would be impressive in itself, so unless you have a parts phone, which wouldn't be building from
"scratch", I just can't see it happening for that price
03-26-2010, 07:49 AM #4
I put together a list of parts and approx. prices before, and it would stream past $600-$800 unless you found some REALLY good deals on used parts.
But theres no way you will get a mainboard in working condition for less than a couple hundred bucks by itself. New they are $400 or better.
And there is absolutely no way of getting all the parts for $217.