I have already tried to replace/repair my broken iPhone 3G screen. Heres my feedback:
I got the replacement glass and digitizer and, what I thought would be a simple job, infact was a nightmare !
The case and screen separates at the junction of the glass and silver bezel, NOT bezel and back case.
Once separated there are 3 push fit connectors - easy to remove.
Now the glass is actually glued and sealed to the front case and teh LCD panel is screwed on to that. Removing the LCD panel is OK but separating the glass from the front case is not a pleasant experience as its glued in.
To cut a long story short - my iPhone is still in bits and the LCD screen is broken.
What I need now is a complete replacement front panel assembly, including glass, digitizer and LCD panel - as ONE UNIT, not separately. It shpuld also include teh home button.
There is no other way to successfully replace the screen other than a single unit swap out.
Does anyone know where I can buy this ? pdaparts are out of stock and no ETA.
Alot of sellers are selling separates - no good as the seal has to be replaced properly. The glass is physically glued to the rim.
I am looking for this item:
Anyone ??? Thanks !