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iPhone 3GS Front Panel

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Product code: IF142-004-1

Product Overview

Use this kit to replace a cracked iPhone 3GS display.

  • Replace a cracked or malfunctioning front panel (touchscreen) on your iPhone 3GS.
  • Installation requires a heat gun or hair dryer (not included).
  • This kit only works for the iPhone 3GS. To repair an iPhone 3G front panel, use this kit.
  • Want to see exactly what's involved? Check out this customer's video of the process.

Kit Contents:

  • iPhone 3GS Front Panel - new glass panel with integrated touch digitizer
  • Adhesive Strips - necessary for installation of the new front panel
  • Phillips #00 Screwdriver - remove external and internal screws
  • Small Suction Cup - for lifting up the old front panel
  • Plastic Spudger - used to safely disconnect internal cables
  • Metal Spudger - especially useful for lifting out pieces of broken glass

Compatibility

Identify your iPhone

  • All 3GS iPhones

Product Details

  $14.95 Fix Kit

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

6 month warranty

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Compatibility

iPhone 3GS
16 GB
32 GB
8 GB
 

Stories

My Problem

glass broken

My Fix

replacement went ok. the guide with the young lady was not as detailed as another one i saw but couldn't it when i did the repair. there looked to be a protective plastic covering on the inside of the replacement glass. i tried to pull it off but it did not feel right/it did not peel back like the others did so i left it on.

My Advice

i also noticed that your proceedure for identifing the type phone asked if it is a 3gs 8-16-32g. my phone does not show a memory size on the back anywhere. i assume that in the case of a front glass replacement memory size does not matter.

efsaastad's Story Photo #343560

My Problem

The front panel glass of my 3Gs was smashed, but everything else worked.

My Fix

All well after some fighting to get the broken glass away. It looked OK and I had only to pinch the new glass and old frame together; a bit to eagerly though; I happened to bend one of the small contacts for the home button. Trying to bend it back, it broke of course and the phone was now completely useless.

After a lot of swearing I decided to look up the problem on the internet, and of course it had happened before. One guy had soldered two wires from the front to the body of the phone so it hung together. A bit too unsophisticated I thought, so I went for a simpler solution. I hammer a tiny bit from a copper wire and just soldered it on where the broken contact had been. So after 2 trials I managed to get it flexible enough. Success, but I think I was lucky there.

My Advice

Don´t go for the cheap solution buy the complete front panel set!

I consider myself quite advanced when it comes to DIY stuff. Like taking my old Powerbook completely apart twice, but this was a scary operation.

My Problem

Attempting to break the fall of my iPhone 3S resulted in a shattered screen.

My Fix

Really well. It took about an hour. Used a hair drier. The hardest part was removing all the tiny bits of glass from the edges.

My Advice

Don't be naive, allocate more time to complete the work than what you initially think. Then add an extra 15 mins.

My Problem

Je voulais donner mon ancien portable à mon père et la sensibilité de l'écran ne fonctionnait plus.

My Fix

J'ai réussi à le réparer du premier coup!

My Advice

Il fait faire attention avec le séchoir à cheveux quand on décolle la coquille de la vitre.

My Problem

Broken front glass. I mean, really broken. Almost a death by a thousand cuts.

My Fix

Though I've repaired a handful of these, I really liked how the ordering process was with IFIXIT. The site, the package itself, the follow up, the coupon; it made it actually fun.

My Advice

Like any project, where there are many steps through the process, make sure you have the space. A Large table will prevent you from dropping one of those micro screws, which can be a pain to find. I have a few earth magnets which I rigged with some copper wire to use as a sweeper.

My Problem

The phone slipped out of my younger brothers hand. The result was a shattered digitizer.

My Fix

After heating up the adhesive, it's a little tricky getting I between the broken digitizer and the midframe. Also, plugging the cables back in was a little bit of a hassle. Other than those issues, this repair was a snap!

My Advice

If you are using a hair dryer instead of a heat gun, then you may want to try using it on high.

My Problem

My 8 year old daughter uses my old iPhone 3GS as an iPod and such. Well she was playing outside the other day and it fell out of get pocket and shatter. The glass was just destroyed. She cried and cried and I told her that I would fix it. I got online and found iFixit.com. Well for just a few bucks I ordered the new glass and it can with the tools. The package took just a few days to get to me and about 20 minutes later the phone looks like brand new. My daughter kicked on her music and started dancing around. It made me very happy to see her so excited. Thanks iFixit, I will definitely use your services again if needed.

My Fix

Very easy, took about 20 minutes because of all the shattered glass.

My Advice

No I still can't believe how easy it was. Apple makes it sound like you have to have a Phd in rocket science to fix their products but in actuality you guys made it very simple.

My Problem

My wife was sitting down to use the bathroom and her phone fell out of her pocket. She is somewhat famous for dropping phones in toilets but it didn't take the plunge this time, it only cracked the screen.

My Fix

Quick and without a hitch.

My Advice

The screws are very small and are easily misplaced on a carpet.

My Problem

I always keep my phone in my shorts pocket while playing tennis, as I can hit it with the butt of the racket to make a “let” sound. (Kidding, I use my kneecap for that.) While stretching for a shot, it launched and hit the court. Crosscourt passing shot was a winner, but my screen was smashed to bits.

My Fix

It was pretty easy and took about 45 minutes. (5 to take the phone apart, 30 to clean all the broken glass off the frame, 5 to put it back together, 5 more to show it off.) The instructions and video were very helpful, but I could have used some close ups of cable routing. I’d also like to request house calls from the pretty lady in the video. Oops!

My Advice

I’m so lucky it was on sale with tools for $15! I love ifixit—I’ve done other repairs with your stuff for friends and family, but this was the first for myself.

My Problem

réparé grace aux conseils et aux pieces livrés en un temps record (2 jours)

My Fix

sans problème

seule inquiétude le décollement du verre brisé mais finalement assez simple

My Advice

utiliser les outils fournis parfaitement adaptés + une lame fine pour décoller le verre (le metal spudger etant trop epais) et une precelle de dentiste pour manipuler + aisement les vis