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Thread: Replacement of the glass - What about Digitizer? + Case question

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    Default Replacement of the glass - What about Digitizer? + Case question
    Hello guys,
    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 shitty, 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?

    Thanks!

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    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.

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    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)

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    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.

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    99%?
    Why it is so hard to replace the screen?
    I dont feel like paying $130 to a old iPhone...
    Last edited by Juno; 2009-07-30 at 04:57 AM.

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    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.

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    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?

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    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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    That sucks, i tought that i will be able to get 150 for it.
    I would sell it right away ;]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juno View Post
    That sucks, i tought that i will be able to get 150 for it.
    I would sell it right away ;]
    Always give it a go - List it for 150 on Craigslist and see what people respond with!

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