Second generation of iPhone. Model A1241 / 8 or 16 GB capacity / black or white plastic back. Repair is more straightforward than the first iPhone. requires screwdrivers, prying, and suction tools.

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Dropped iPhone- checked connectors-Replace entire display or just LCD?

Ok, my husband dropped his iPhone 3G today and the screen is white with a black stripe down the right side and a few colored stripes here and there. I took the screen off and checked all of the connector cables. The #1 cable comes off VERY easily (all you have to do is pull the screen up past 45 degrees and it comes off), so I imagine that is where the problem lies. The phone itself is working fine. It can receive a call, make a call, it syncs to iTunes, etc. The only problem is the screen.

Should I replace the entire display system or just the LCD? I'm not sure which is actually broken.

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Leah,

If the digi glass isn't cracked or broken it is likely that it is just the LCD, however if it were me I would replace the entire thing. That is the easiest way to do it as it is the entire assembly and pretty much plugs and snaps in. They are $99 here:

iPhone 3G Display Assembly

You should be able to do it in a matter of a few minutes since you have already had/have it apart.

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