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Ive fixed a couple of 3g's that just needed the screen replaced. But how hard is it to replace a 2g? And is the screen more expensive?
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    Default How hard is it to replace the iphone 2g screen vs the 3g?
    Ive fixed a couple of 3g's that just needed the screen replaced.
    But how hard is it to replace a 2g? And is the screen more expensive?

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    You have to completely disassemble the phone...making it much more difficult (as a 2g is harder to work on anyways) and you cant just replace the LCD or the digitizer, you have to replace the entire screen assembly which costs over $100.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjr View Post
    You have to completely disassemble the phone...making it much more difficult (as a 2g is harder to work on anyways) and you cant just replace the LCD or the digitizer, you have to replace the entire screen assembly which costs over $100.
    Thank you. That is what i thought. So what would be a reasonable price to offer someone with a 2g with a cracked seen with soley the purpose of reselling it? Or should i just leave it alone?

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    Well, with a cracked screen (as long as everyone functions properly) your only gonna get about $100-$125 at best for it reselling.....so its up to you depending on what you can buy it for. Personally, not worth it to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mizun0h View Post
    Ive fixed a couple of 3g's that just needed the screen replaced.
    But how hard is it to replace a 2g? And is the screen more expensive?
    There are youtube videos of people removing the glass from the lcd via heat and scraping tools, then removing the glue residue and just replacing the glass/digitizer.. but it looks very very time consuming and you run the risk of damaging the lcd but it CAN be done

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    ^Yeah but theres about a 99.9% chance of damaging the digitizer which is about as fragile as a saltine cracker or damaging the LCD with the heat...

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    Yeah, about that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjr View Post
    ^Yeah but theres about a 99.9% chance of damaging the digitizer which is about as fragile as a saltine cracker or damaging the LCD with the heat...
    Heh, my success rate is more around 50%, but it is a pain to do. Not worth it in my opinion.

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    don't waste your time if your in it for the money.

    i have a broken screen iphone and wouldn't sell it for less then 50 bucks. i ended up buying a new iphone 2g locally for 75 bucks which was cheaper then the new screen and i didn't have to do any work!
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    yea i do iphone repairs and have learned that 2gs are ot worthh the time or money for you or the person wanting it fixed the screen assembly cost more than a 3gs lcd
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