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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After parts replacement, screen won't fit flush.

After replacing both the rear case and the display assembly, the glass of the display doesn't sit flush with the front bezel like it should.

The bottom is perfect because it can be screwed down, but the top edge, especially at the top left corner, tends to pop out a slight amount.

Is there a trick to reassembling the phone in such a way that the glass is secure, or is this as good as it's getting?

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have you put the tabs on the glass assembly into the matching notches on the metal bezel??

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Also check if you've removed any old adhesive from the screen's midframe before putting on the new adhesive. This will cause it to stick up.

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From what I saw while I had the iPhone apart, there don't appear to be tabs and matching notches like there are in an iPhone 4.

There is one little metal clip or tab of some type in the upper left of the display assembly, but I couldn't locate any corresponding notch for it to hook into.

There doesn't seem to be anything keeping it from seating correctly. I can push the corner down without resistance and it will sit fine until I release it.

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there are 3 very small tabs on the upper edge of the midframe..they are there! on the edge nearest the earpiece. Look at the inside of your bezel..3 notches..like lines...they are there! Never had a 3G without them. When you close the display put the earpiece end in those tabs, then close the home button end. 90% of the time when display sits up, this is the problem. Poor adhesive also makes the glass higher than before

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if your screen is sitting up in the left corner you need to look at the way your headphone jack is in place..it goes in opening first then into the slot...all very tricky. It may be sitting up at the flex end pushing your screen up. Unlike Martin the only trouble I have had is with the thickness of the screen adhesive keeping things from being flush (it tends to stick at first and then slowly pops up from midframe), no problems with everything fitting in a rear case. if the bezel fits in the case ok no gaps or squashing metal clips, then the glass has to fit on..it's logical.

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I'll be damned. After reading your post I took it apart again and really looked and now I see what you're talking about. They're little stubbly plastic tabs instead of the metal hooks I was expecting.

Paying attention to that when I put the display back in helped a lot. It's still not perfect, but it definitely seems hooked into itself again, instead of floating free.

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There is nothing you can do unfortunately. I have had this exact same issue with parts for the iPhone 3G. For some reason ALL of the back assemblies (regardless who you buy it off, i get mine from foxcon directly so if they can't even make it properly then no one can) are manufactured incorrectly and 90% of the time this will effect the digitiser. Your digitiser glass could also have been moulded incorrectly therefore causing it to sit up from the bezel.

I come across the issue every single time i have to fix a 3G, and its just a fact of life you have to deal with unfortunately :( I have spent many hours removing things and altering things inside of the assembly but nothing seems to work :(

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Well that's frustrating.

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I've also had this problem and I've found that jack plug sits higher up in the replacement back assembly than in the original Apple casing. Therefore, I'm just wondering if all replacement casings are moulded like this, or would I get a better result if I used an OEM replacement backing. Or is the problem with the jack assembly and not the casing? Would the original jack assembly fitted into one of these casings solve the problem?

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