iPhone 3G Display Assembly Replacement
Replace your iPhone 3G's display assembly.
- Author: steve
- Time estimate: 15 minutes
- Difficulty: Moderate
Cracked both the LCD and Front Panel? This guide shows that replacing the display assembly can be done with ease.
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If your display glass is cracked, keep further breakage contained and prevent bodily harm during your repair by taping the glass.
Lay overlapping strips of clear packing tape over the iPhone's display until the whole face is covered.
Remove the two Phillips #00 screws from the dock-connector end of the iPhone.
Remove the metal handle from the suction cup. It's easier and safer to grip the suction cup's base instead of the metal handle.
Use a small suction cup near the Home button to gently pull up the bottom portion of the iPhone's display assembly.
Continue to hold the display assembly with one hand, and use your other hand and a spudger to disconnect the black ribbon cable labeled "1."
Rotate the display assembly up until it is roughly vertical. This will allow easier access for disconnecting the remaining cables.
Use a spudger to disconnect the black ribbon cable labeled "2."