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Thread: Screen swap
01-18-2010, 11:24 PM #1Screen swap
I have a 1st gen 8gig iphone I get the error code 23 which apple says I can get a replacement phone for the 199.00 price (which I am going to do) other then the damaged radio everything else works fine.
I let a friend borry a 2nd gen iphone of mine 8gig now for some reason the screen is very dull doesnt really show anything at all but other then that works fine.
My question. How hard and can I swap screens? So take the fully functional screen from my 1st gen (2g iphone)and put it on my 2nd gen (3g iphone) iphone?
01-19-2010, 07:47 AM #2
Not possible, they are different screens.
A replacement screen for the 3G can be had for about $30 off eBay though.
Have you tried turning up the brightness on the iPhone?
Last edited by IUiPodRepair; 01-19-2010 at 07:47 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
01-19-2010, 07:56 AM #3
brightness on the screen is turned all the way up I think I will start looking for a complete screen on ebay or on craigslist.
01-20-2010, 08:45 PM #4
Ok jusy got off the phone with apple they told me that the only diference between the different models was other then the obious 2g vs 3g was the proccers, storage space, ect. The screens the weight are all the same. So a 2g screen will fit on a 3g.
anyone have a link on changeing the screens?
01-21-2010, 05:06 PM #5
No, the screen will not work in a 3G.
01-22-2010, 05:57 PM #6
These are two completely different phones, with different hardware, connections, dimensions, etc.
Your 3G needs a new LCD. Here is a guide I wrote on how to change it. It is very easy and inexpensive to do.
How To Repair a Broken iPhone 3g LCD/
How To Repair a iPhone 3G Digitizer