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07-29-2009, 08:34 PM #1Replacement of the glass - What about Digitizer? + Case question
I bought my iPhone about 1.5 year ago and it works just fine, but... I bought it with a cracked front glass, but it were and it still is working just fine, but i just wanna replace it with new one, but now im kind confused.
I found on eBay alot of replacement screen glasses but i also saw the ones with digitizer.
So now - If i just buy the cheap one for 10$ and exchange it - my iPhone will work how it should?
If somebody could explain that to me i would really appreciate that.
Also i got second question, case of my iPhone is kind of bend and it just looks ******, also the plastic cover is all the time coming out and its freaking me out... I were looking for a case on eBay but i couldnt find one, i were just finding plastic case covers.
Is there a way to replace whole case?
07-29-2009, 08:47 PM #2
If its a first-gen iphone the glass/digitizer and LCD are 1 part and must be swapped as such. The part alone is about $130.
07-29-2009, 08:51 PM #3
It is a 8GB 2G i think. lol.
So why people are selling things like this? And others are buying it
Outer LCD Screen Lens Glass Replacement for iPhone 2G - eBay (item 180377828750 end time Aug-03-09 14:21:00 PDT)
07-29-2009, 08:53 PM #4
Because they dont know any better. There is a 99% chance you will break the rest of the screen trying to remove the glass.
This is also why you see TONS of 2g iphones on ebay for sale w/ broken glass.
07-29-2009, 08:54 PM #5
Why it is so hard to replace the screen?
I dont feel like paying $130 to a old iPhone...
Last edited by Juno; 07-29-2009 at 08:57 PM.
07-29-2009, 08:58 PM #6
1% chance you get really "lucky" and dont break the digitizer and/or LCD. The parts are glued together and arent meant to come apart.
The digitizer is a super thin piece of glass glued to the back of the glass screen. It has the same strength as a saltine cracker.
07-29-2009, 09:06 PM #7
I started thinking about getting the 3GS from the ATT, how do you think, for how much could i sell my iPhone in that condition?
07-29-2009, 09:10 PM #8
You'd love the 3GS.....huge improvement.
You'll prolly get around $75-$100 for yours if its pretty banged up and w/ the cracked glass.
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07-29-2009, 09:13 PM #9
That sucks, i tought that i will be able to get 150 for it.
I would sell it right away ;]
07-29-2009, 09:57 PM #10
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