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iPhone 3G - broken glass

by vjlanter

My Problem

This was a simple fix of the glass being broken.

My Fix

I bought the replacement glass. I thought it was strange that the adhesive didn't come with it. Anyway, after replacing the glass, the digitizer didn't work. It appeared that the cables didn't come with the pads that keep them in place. So I was attempting to solve that when I apparently clobbered the LCD. Now the screen was blank white with a few streaks of red and blue. So, I ordered the display assembly with glass, LCD, and digitizer. Now the screen is black. When I tried the original parts, the screen is black also. I've purchased a used iPhone (from Ebay. Still waiting) to test the parts against.

My Advice

For a quick fix that I've done a few time before, this one turned sour. But, my motto is "never say die". I will follow up when I get the used iPhone.