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Thread: Building an iPhone 3gs from scratch?

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    Default Building an iPhone 3gs from scratch?
    Hello everyone,
    I have a new project in mind,wanted to discuss it with you.
    Thinking about building an iPhone 3GS 16GB from scratch,I built a list of components and it concludes with 217$~,it consists a motherboard,back plate,dock,panel, and a digitizer (spare parts + one broken iPhone).
    The price is low,but would it be a smart thing to do ?
    Your opinion will be most welcomed,

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    Livin the iPhone Life Simtech's Avatar
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    That can't be the total cost for parts, you better check again. There is a thread on here about this subject and with all the parts spelled out it was much more expensive to build than to buy.

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    Finding a good 3gs logic board for $217 would be impressive in itself, so unless you have a parts phone, which wouldn't be building from
    "scratch", I just can't see it happening for that price

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    I put together a list of parts and approx. prices before, and it would stream past $600-$800 unless you found some REALLY good deals on used parts.

    But theres no way you will get a mainboard in working condition for less than a couple hundred bucks by itself. New they are $400 or better.

    And there is absolutely no way of getting all the parts for $217.

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