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Thread: replacing the housing on 3g. is it a pain in the ***?

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    Default replacing the housing on 3g. is it a pain in the ***?
    i wanna know is it really a pain in the *** to replace the housing on the iphone 3g i want to do it to mine. and the chrome bezel also to make it look somewhat new.and can u ruin somthing from doing this. any advice would be appreciated

    so i got 73 views and not one can give an answer?
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    If you're good with little electronics and good at following instructions i don't think it would be too difficult.

    There's always a chance of breaking something but if you're careful and you have the right tools (don't want to strip anything) you should be fine.

    If you follow a disassemble guide like this one : YouTube - iPhone 3G Back Case / Housing Replacement Directions By DirectFix.com it should be no trouble at all.

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    I replaced a case for the first time a couple of weeks ago. I followed one of the teardowns on youtube and it wasnt too bad.

    Everything even worked when I put it back together.

    Now the extra screw I wound up with is another issue!

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    ok i had a friend do his 3gs and when he put it back together his battery life got worse than it was. and is it tru that if you disconect the battery from it youll brick it is that true?

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    There is always a chance of breaking something when your opening up your toys if your not careful. To do the housing you have to take everything of the old one piece by piece... Best bet for tools are the ones that come with the digitizers on eBay... And take your time
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    The 3G is easy compared to the IP4. We do about 1-2 housings a week at our repair store. The IP4 is such a pain and do not look forward to doing those. Just make sure you follow directions to the T and remember where the screws go. I had a signal problem with my first housing replacement and the cable wasn't seating correctly with the connecter.

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    yah itspretty hard if you never done it before. Lots of things that you may brake while taking it apart. Its easier to give it to a shop to get it replaced for like $40 or so.

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    +1 to russian711's comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evan_ View Post
    If you're good with little electronics and good at following instructions i don't think it would be too difficult.

    There's always a chance of breaking something but if you're careful and you have the right tools (don't want to strip anything) you should be fine.

    If you follow a disassemble guide like this one : YouTube - iPhone 3G Back Case / Housing Replacement Directions By DirectFix.com it should be no trouble at all.
    Hey I'm getting a nice backplate and chrome bezel off eBay to freshen my 3G up, what can I use to prize everything apart instead of tha little green thing he uses in the vid? I was thinking small knife? Or one of the little bits on a Swiss army knife?


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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxxyBoii2K10 View Post
    Hey I'm getting a nice backplate and chrome bezel off eBay to freshen my 3G up, what can I use to prize everything apart instead of tha little green thing he uses in the vid? I was thinking small knife? Or one of the little bits on a Swiss army knife?


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    To open 3g or 3gs use a suction cup on glass at bottom near home button. Must carefully stabilize screen so it is opens completely under your control. You do not want to tear flex cable 3, or damage the #3 connector.

    Suction cup technique is better than using pry tools.

    Good luck.

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