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Can I swap my logic board and SIM into a new handset?

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I recently toasted my iPhone 3GS, the silent switch needs replacing and I can only hear a phone conversation when in speaker phone. I figure I can kill two birds with one stone if I buy a new handset for cheap. The only thing is, it wouldn't have the same capacity as my current phone.

Could I simply swap out the Logic Board and my SIM card into the new handset? Is there more work involved?

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Joe

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do what gabe suggests or you can buy the rear panel with the battery/headphone jack in. save the hassel of installation and your phone will look like new. but the cheapest option is gabes idea..

buying a used phone seems a bit silly... you've got a whole lot of useful parts(like the motherboard) going to waste..

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Well... If the other phone's silent switch and front screen works then use that. An alternative is to buy a replacement mute switch here and Front Panel Display and it will save you even more money!

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iPhone 3G and 3GS Mute Button

Used to switch phone between silent and ring mode — 28 available at 4.95 each.

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iPhone 3GS Front Panel Assembly

Includes front panel, ear piece speaker and home button. — 50+ available at 34.95 each.

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