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Thread: PROJECT RED 3G and DIY Tutorial
02-03-2009, 06:31 PM #121
Well, I can swap an LCD from picking up the phone to laying it back down in under 10 minutes.
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02-03-2009, 08:08 PM #122
Christ this thread is still going? It was just a picture of a red phone.......
02-03-2009, 08:22 PM #123
^Jealousy is a nasty thing.
02-04-2009, 07:41 AM #124
It's about to be updated with a picture of an MMi blue phone right CPJR?
Just waiting on my gold bezel to come in the mail and then I'll send it..Yay!Android user suffering from iPhone withdraw.
02-04-2009, 08:19 AM #125
^Thats the only crappy part......shipping takes FOREVER.
02-04-2009, 11:20 AM #126
02-09-2009, 06:27 AM #127
^^^lol fight fight.
02-09-2009, 04:17 PM #128
He dares not
02-10-2009, 12:16 AM #129
02-10-2009, 06:01 AM #130
love that red iphone
02-10-2009, 07:59 AM #131
Thanks man. Got my LCD this weekend and put it in in no time. Piece of cake compared to the glass and digitizer replacement. When I fixed the glass earlier I ended up scraping off the rubber gasket because I thought I had to to get the glass separated. Anyway, I figured I would try to replace it with something so that dust didn't keep falling in there. I was wondering if anyone else has tried this. I bought some rubber electric tape from Lowes and it did the trick. I first tried to cut a thin strip and tape it to the outside of the frame. That didn't work out so well because the rubber tape was just a little too thick. I almost broke the thing again trying to shut it. And then again trying to open it when the home button got stuck and the thing wouldn't turn on. Anyway, I took the tape off and put the phone back together. then cut a thing piece of tape and put it on top of the phone where the screen and bezel meet. Then took a case opener tool and pushed it into the crack. I think I could have taken my time and made the seal look like it was never opened, but I actually felt like using my phone after the screen had been broken for so long so the seal is a little bumpy in some spots. I don't mind though because it does what I intended it to do (get rid of the light leak and keep out debris.) Anyone else fixed this in another way?
02-12-2009, 05:03 AM #132
Is the swap harder on a 2g or about the same difficulty?
02-12-2009, 10:50 AM #133
Yeah, it is harder. LCD and glass are glued to each other. You need to order the whole assembly which is around $150. Others will say that they have done it by carefully prying off the old glass from the lcd and gluing a new glass piece on. I suspect that those people are ebay sellers trying to rip people off by making them believe it is possible.
02-12-2009, 09:37 PM #134
^Yup, screen swap is easier on a 3g....for few reasons...as stated the parts are separated, and the screen assembly itself is a separate piece on a 3g, unlike the 2g where everything is built into the screen.
02-12-2009, 11:33 PM #135
hey cpjr can u post up the place where you get your backs from. the place where i got my last one from is no longer there.
02-13-2009, 02:50 AM #136
I've only just seen this thread - the red iPhone looks really good.
I reckon I could get my phone apart, no problem.
I also reckon Hell would freeze over before I got it back together though.
I'm not very practicalHe who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
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02-24-2009, 05:41 PM #139
I just got one of those exact same cases, and it looks great. But the quality is EFFING HORRIBLE!!!! The case doesn't fit right after mulitple times taking it apart and test fitting and trying to make it fit. I have an extremely annoying gap all the way around the edge of the bezel. The paint on it is flaking badly and there are really fine hairline cracks around the volume rocker, and the silent switch, and the volume buttons do NOT click. I have to mash them real hard. The bottom where the connector is has a very big gap as well.I'm confident in my skills of reassembling electronics, and this is not very well made. I wouldn't recommend buying one of these from ecaseshop from my own experience. If CPJR got a good one and everything fits, he's lucky. Mine is horrible.
Last edited by KartRacer; 02-24-2009 at 06:14 PM.
02-24-2009, 05:50 PM #140
^I use oem buttons and bezel. Also, yes....the housing and bezel alignment is VERY hard. I have done a couple now and the one im currently using is PERFECT, but it took me prolly 1 hour just messing with the bezel, working with only 1 side at a time...you cant try to glue all sides at once, cause it'll be impossible to align. I have no cracks. And the buttons being hard to press is directly related the how things are aligned on the inside. Again, it just takes some practice.
But....yeah, those aftermarket housings are just like anything else aftermarket.......not as good as OEM