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Thread: PROJECT RED 3G and DIY Tutorial
01-13-2009, 10:54 PM #101
01-15-2009, 10:11 PM #102
dam man thats lookin sharp o and i need your advice. please check my thread in chit chat
01-17-2009, 10:56 PM #103
01-17-2009, 11:01 PM #104
01-18-2009, 11:06 AM #105
01-18-2009, 11:37 AM #106
01-22-2009, 03:20 AM #107
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!!!
01-22-2009, 02:27 PM #108
Nice write up. That case looks great!
01-22-2009, 07:46 PM #109
01-29-2009, 08:49 AM #110
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.
01-29-2009, 09:53 AM #111
^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.
01-29-2009, 10:17 AM #112
dats so freakin awsome i want mine done inn like a cannacis green....or maybe in the style of a hearty nugget of KUSH....
01-30-2009, 09:17 AM #113
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.
01-30-2009, 09:34 AM #114
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.
01-30-2009, 11:01 AM #115
CPJR!! Can't wait until I received my gold bezel.
Blue and Gold.. My High School colors.Android user suffering from iPhone withdraw.
02-03-2009, 02:04 PM #116
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
02-03-2009, 05:21 PM #117
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02-03-2009, 05:56 PM #118
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.
02-03-2009, 05:57 PM #119
02-03-2009, 06:29 PM #120
I am sure it is easier than replacing the glass. That took hours and is the whole reason I need an lcd now.