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Hi all I've changed my rear housing to a chrome one, had a mirror-finish scratch guard on the screen but it made using my phone in the day quite difficult...
03-15-2011, 06:13 AM #1
Chrome 3G Conversion
I've changed my rear housing to a chrome one, had a mirror-finish scratch guard on the screen but it made using my phone in the day quite difficult so i trashed it..
Cheers!Apple Emac G4 | Intel Core i5 | Apple iPhone3G 16GB (aspiring to be an iPhone 4 )
03-15-2011, 06:36 AM #2
Aw that's too bad, it looks pretty cool though.
03-15-2011, 06:41 AM #3
thanks i.Annie, ah i'm not too bothered though, full-chrome is nice and all but it annoys after a short while. I prefer the black/chrome comboApple Emac G4 | Intel Core i5 | Apple iPhone3G 16GB (aspiring to be an iPhone 4 )
03-15-2011, 06:44 AM #4
Yeah it does look nice but I can imagine how reflective it is.
I did a red conversion on mine before I sold it.
03-15-2011, 09:45 AM #5
03-15-2011, 12:58 PM #6
03-16-2011, 10:46 AM #7
Thanks guys the only downside now is that i'm paranoid about scratches and its quite pointless having a cover over it!Apple Emac G4 | Intel Core i5 | Apple iPhone3G 16GB (aspiring to be an iPhone 4 )
03-16-2011, 11:30 AM #8
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03-16-2011, 12:34 PM #9
What bezel are you using? New or aftermarket?
03-17-2011, 05:36 AM #10
@ Westerman, thanks i never knew they existed until i just googled them, I will look for one ASAP!
@ Troyy, I'm using the OEM Bezel buddy, the rear housing came without oneApple Emac G4 | Intel Core i5 | Apple iPhone3G 16GB (aspiring to be an iPhone 4 )
03-17-2011, 11:34 AM #11
03-17-2011, 11:42 AM #12
Has anyone used the dixcase or similar housings with the metal bezel already attached?
I'm looking at item # 150571714285 on ebay sold by
msmeiyun. Any experience here?
03-17-2011, 11:49 AM #13
03-18-2011, 02:02 AM #14
@troyy, what is wrong with your bezel?Apple Emac G4 | Intel Core i5 | Apple iPhone3G 16GB (aspiring to be an iPhone 4 )
03-18-2011, 08:17 AM #15
There are 3 screws that hold the volume switch in place. The screw closest to the silent/vibrate switch was not drilled completely through, so my volume up does not work. I was not able to put a screw in that spot. I also used an aftermarket volume button and think that it may not be as thick as the OEM one, so it isn't touching the pad.
03-29-2011, 04:32 AM #16
that sucks man, have you tried using a spacer of sorts between the button and the switch? that may solve your problem although its a crude solutionApple Emac G4 | Intel Core i5 | Apple iPhone3G 16GB (aspiring to be an iPhone 4 )
03-29-2011, 08:49 AM #17
I tried the spacer thing, but it is really hard to find a spacer that small that will stay in place. I managed to get the volume down to work that way, but not volume up.
I just received a new red back with metal bezel already attached. Volume button already mounted. I'm going to try this back tonight. First time took me over 3 hours with interruptions, hopefully this will go much faster.
03-30-2011, 02:57 AM #18
drat, ok so back to the drawing board... good luck man, getting all those little screws in and out is a real pain! post back when you're done, i'd love to see what it looks likeApple Emac G4 | Intel Core i5 | Apple iPhone3G 16GB (aspiring to be an iPhone 4 )
03-30-2011, 09:13 AM #19
It took 3 hours again with distractions (kids). About 30 min for disassembly and 2.5 for reassembly. The new back with bezel attached looks nice, but there is a small gap between the home button and the bezel. Only really noticeable to a critic. Most people wouldn't even notice it.
Unfortunately, the volume up still doesn't work. Must be the switch. Also, got any tips for getting the silent/vibrate switch in? I must have spent close to an hour trying to get that to work correctly. I'll post photos later.
03-30-2011, 10:50 AM #20
i've found that anything aftermarket with these phones generally yields a gap or two, its inescapable, the price one has to pay to be 'different' i guess. bummed that your vol switch is trashed... maybe you should just replace it? is it at all possible that the ribbon may have been kinked or damaged in some way? as for the vibe switch, the only way i could get it in was by placing the 'switch' on the actual switch, getting it to stay there with a minute amount of cellulose glue in the slot where the actual switch sits (be careful, you don't wanna use too much else you'll gum up the switch!) and then maneuvering the entire assembly, with the switch back into the cutout of the housing.. i tried my best to explain this, but if anything doesnt make sense, i will try and clarify!Apple Emac G4 | Intel Core i5 | Apple iPhone3G 16GB (aspiring to be an iPhone 4 )