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iPhone 3G Front Panel

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Product code: IF137-007-1

Product Overview

For centuries, no man was envied more than Aladdin for his flying woven friend. Though a third wheel and an occasionally crotchety companion, the magic carpet was the perfect chauffeur to facilitate amorous evenings with Arabian princesses. Nevertheless, the risk of being rolled into a mouthwatering rug burrito was unavoidable.

These days, a more low-risk royalty seduction method is available. Change the front panel on an Arabian princess' iPhone 3G with this kit and win her inevitably-sovereign heart while avoiding the perils associated with irascible rugs.

This kit includes adhesive strips, a metal spudger, a plastic spudger, a #00 Phillips Screwdriver, a suction cup, and of course the front panel (touchscreen glass with integrated digitizer). Thankfully, no wishes need to be expended on instructions for installing the replacement front panel. As always, iFixit provides these guides free of charge. So stop wishing and get fixing! A whole new world of iPhone 3G Front Panel repair awaits!

IMPORTANT: This kit is only for the iPhone 3G. Although visually identical, this part will not work in the iPhone 3GS. If you have an iPhone 3GS, you can find the correct part here.

Installation requires a heat gun or hair dryer, which is not included.

Want to know what exactly you're getting into? Watch a customer install this part.

Compatibility

Identify your iPhone

  • All 3G iPhones (excluding 3GS)

Product Details

  $19.95 Fix Kit

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

6 month warranty

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Compatibility

iPhone 3G
16 GB
8 GB
 

Stories

My Problem

My two boys use an old iPhone 3g for games. It got dropped and the screen broke.

My Fix

Everything went smoothly except the removal of the glass screen from the metal frame. The video for the Front Panel installation stops before showing how to remove the glass. I had to look up another video (not from iFixit site) which showed you how to use a hair dryer to loosen the adhesive between the frame and glass.

But overall it was good experience and I fixed the screen and added a new battery while I was in there. All for about $60.

My Advice

I would pay the little extra and get the whole front panel, not just the glass screen. The last step of separating the glass from the frame was far and away the most difficult and uncertain. If I simply had to install a new frame (with home button, etc), it would have been much more simple.

My Problem

Ma chérie est tomber avec le téléphone

My Fix

La vitre tactile n'est pas facile à retirer mais sinon tout le reste a été génial.

My Advice

Non

My Problem

cheaper to do myself and easy with your guide

My Fix

wellllllllllll i ordered the wrong glass replacement. i have the 3g

need to order the correct one.

My Advice

make sure you listen and do what i fix it states. look at the back of your i phone and look up the correct part. then order

My Problem

My dear wife's 3g fell out her pocket getting out of the car, breaking the front panel. My daughter's 3gs slipped out of her hand shattering the front panel.

My Fix

The repair on both phones went smoothly. The step by step instructions gave me confidence through the whole process. The adhesive backing is a bit tricky to get off, but once an edge is loosened it comes right off.

My Advice

Order your complete kit from a reputable seller like iFixit. It may cost a bit more, but you have confidence that you are using the proper parts and have everything you need.

Be PATIENT when applying heat to loosen adhesive. The right amount of heat and it comes right off. Heat also loosens the residue adhesive so it just peels off.

My Problem

I have a friend at work and I noticed that his phone screen was half broken off. I offered to take care of it for him as long as he just covered the cost of the repair parts.

My Fix

I ordered the parts and they arrived very quickly. The repair manual said that this was a difficult replacement but I didn't have any trouble with it. After I had the new glass panel installed I reassembled the phone. I got all the way to reconnecting the cables and I noticed that cable #2 wasn't sitting as tightly as the original was. After hours of trying to figure it out and my friend getting more and more worried and repeatedly asking if I knew what I was doing I went online to see if anyone else had any problems. Finding nothing I went back to the beginning and did something I should have done in the first place. I checked the model number and found that he had the iPhone 3GS and not the 3G so I had the wrong part. Other then that the repair went great. Would have been a 2 hour job had I ordered the correct part.

My Advice

As hard as it might be at times you must assume that everyone, friends and family included, is stupid. My friend swore he had the iPhone 3G and not the 3GS and I took his word for it and ended up with the wrong part. He was able to find a local repair shop and do a one for one exchange for the correct part but it would have saved time and stress on both of our parts had I just checked in the first place.

My Problem

broken shattered cracked screen. dropped too many times in an Otter box which is supposed to be protect it but doesn't!

My Fix

took about 2.5 hours. the hardest part was getting the adhesive to melt so the glass could be scraped.

My Advice

also, then reinstalling the 3 cable was difficult but the key was that is doesn't have to go back all the way in.

make sure to keep your screws separated and remember which ones went where. the how to photos are great when dissembling however, harder to know if you are putting the phone back togetehr correctly going backwards.

My Problem

Front panel cracked and headphone jack was dead.

My Fix

Hard and took alot of patience

My Advice

The instructions are good but you really need to remember where everything goes. (NO INTERRUPTIONS)

My Problem

Dropped my iPhone 3g on the pavement, a small crack in the corner. It didn't affect the touch screen, but sure was ugly.

My Fix

The repair went smoothly, the instructions were great. It was difficult to separate the broken glass shards from the plastics, but it only took 15 minutes of careful work with a heat gun and the included spudger. The whole repair took about an hour, there was some difficulty with reconnecting the display cables.

My Advice

Go slowly and take your time working on separating the front panel from the plastics. Make sure you route wires correctly and ensure they are plugged in right.

My Problem

Dropped phone cracked screen

My Fix

Better than I could of expected

My Advice

Change your repair manual. I found you cant use suction cup on cracked glass. I used a piece of packing tape over the cracked glass then it worked like a charm. I suggest you add this step to your repair manual

My Problem

not only did the screen crack again, but after 3 weeks of using it cracked, the touchscreen stopped working

My Fix

It was quick and easy as it was the second time in a short period of time for my wife's phone.

My Advice

If the touchscreen stops working it's very hard to allow the battery to drain as it keeps going into sleep mode, but never swap the parts out if phone is stuck on. Let it drain even if it takes a week

 

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