iPhone 2g LCD Replacement Only
Hello folks of Hackint0sh. After months of reading and learning the incredible amount of information this site has provided to me I've finally registered in need of some advice.
I bought an iPhone 2g for my girlfriend who promptly broke it in less than a month. It took fall from only a few feet high and landed on its side apparently damaging the LCD on the inside, but somehow not the glass or digitizer, which both look and work great. This seems to be an uncommon case that Google has failed me.
On the left side of the phone are multi-colored vertical lines that cover a good quarter of the screen and still remain even when the phone is off. After much searching I've read posts that say that the iPhone 2g's display assembly (glass, digitizer, and lcd) are fused, or glued together creating a very costly entire unit ($150ish.)
Now because the phone only cost me $150 I'm less than thrilled to buy the full assembly which seems to be the good idea and take a chance at separating the digitizer/glass from the lcd, and purchasing a new lcd at only $30ish.
My question is, is this possible? I have the time, patience, and a hair dryer somewhere if anyone has any information to share about the likelihood of being able to pull this off. Thanks for reading.