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Thread: PROJECT RED 3G and DIY Tutorial

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UPDATE: If "negotiations" work out....Project Red will be receiving a 16gb mainboard soon EDIT: Negotiations worked out....16gb mainboard on the way Oh, and Project Red got themed
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    UPDATE:

    If "negotiations" work out....Project Red will be receiving a 16gb mainboard soon

    EDIT: Negotiations worked out....16gb mainboard on the way

    Oh, and Project Red got themed

    Last edited by cpjr; 01-14-2009 at 08:00 PM.

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    dam man thats lookin sharp o and i need your advice. please check my thread in chit chat

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    May I also suggest posting it in the B/S/T forum, would need a pic with your member name in it to post there....but would get more views also.

    You can also link this thread if you like.

    Just a suggestion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by one1 View Post
    The red bar and disabled screen are usually only present on the 3G when there is a hardware issue with the radio.
    Or that you have it on passcode lock and mistyped it =]

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndianCheese View Post
    Or that you have it on passcode lock and mistyped it =]
    Yeah, in this issue it ended up being hardware......we had to replace/solder half a dozen new transformers onto the mainboard.

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    Dude this is G.R.E.A.T! Can they make any to fit 2Gs? Change the back on 2G and make it look like 3G!!!

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    Nice write up. That case looks great!

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    ^Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by m1ngaa View Post
    Dude this is G.R.E.A.T! Can they make any to fit 2Gs? Change the back on 2G and make it look like 3G!!!
    Well, might as well buy a 3g .....but stuffing a 2g into a 3g case would be H.A.R.D.

    However, you can get different color housings for the 2g also....I have a 2g 16gigger with a black housing, matches the antenna cover, looks good.

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    Hey guys, very nice project. I bought the case kit from the link on the first page. Got everything tore down and getting ready to go back together.

    I have a question though, the replacement back doesn't have the groove cut around the side which gives the step that the pieces sit on to gage the height. How is this supposed to work?

    I am at work, and took the pieces apart, the replacement case is at home so I can't check, just going off what I see in my mind. The camera hole also doesn't have the counterbore finished on the inside so the case sits open a hair when put together. I was going to mill that.

    The side pieces however have me a littled stymied, and am wonder if I got a case that wasn't finished machined all the way.

    Thanks for any light you can shed on this.

    cad

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    ^Have you installed the bezel? Alot of components mount to/around it. As for the camera, you need to remove it's mount, bezel and lens from the old case. The aftermarket housings aren't 100% identical, but work fine.

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    dats so freakin awsome i want mine done inn like a cannacis green....or maybe in the style of a hearty nugget of KUSH....

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    I shut the project down. It WILL NOT work for the 2g.

    The case on the outside looked very nice. But the inside was not finished machined. If you look on the original case it has a slot that is machined around the inside about 1/2 way up. This channel is what the side and end pieces ride in. Since the channels are not there the side pieces are now shifted in towards the center approx .020". This moves in a total of .040" thus shrinking your usable area.

    The case is flexible enough that it will bend out and force down into place, but that now moves the outside of the case to have a .020" step where it should be flush with the bezel.

    The deal killer though was that all the other clearance slots were also missing for the camera, and the volume and ringer button. These clearance slots are on the inside so that it moves the button out so that they stick above the outside of the case. Mine were flush or just a hair below and couldn't be moved without using something sharp to stick it with.

    Just so it can't be said that I didn't have the skill level to accomplish this, I am a toolmaker and an engineer for 20 years, specializing in small electronic assemblies. I could set it up and machine what it needs to fix and may, sometime in the future. Just getting tired of messing with it right now.

    Going to have to get an OEM case with all the hardware it to get it back to like new condition.

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    OH, 2g...I was thinking 3g.

    Let me give you 1 tip to try before you give up.

    DON'T reinstall the side rails. Your right, you can't get them in place....but you don't need them.

    See the pic of my black 2g, posted somewhere in this thread.....I didn't use the side rails and it works perfect.

    Of course, it is possible you just got a bad housing.

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    CPJR!! Can't wait until I received my gold bezel.

    Blue and Gold.. My High School colors.
    Android user suffering from iPhone withdraw.

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    On the LCD replacement. I emailed pdaparts and asked them if their lcd came with adhesive and they said that it did not. Do some replacements have adhesive attached and some not? If so, would you mind telling me where you ordered yours or tell me where to look. Thanks

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    ^All the one's I have bought had the adhesive. I've got mine from ebay. Cheapest place I've found.

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    Thanks... I've been using my phone with a broken lcd for two weeks because I couldn't find instructions anywhere and didn't want to waste $70 - $80. Wish I would have found this site a while ago.

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    ^If you need a detailed guide, you can find one here:

    iPhone 3G Guides

    Replacing the LCD (IMO) is fairly simple.

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    I am sure it is easier than replacing the glass. That took hours and is the whole reason I need an lcd now.

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