iPhone 3GS Front Panel Assembly

$34.95

Product code: IF142-003-1
Apple Part #: 821-0766

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iPhone 3GS Front Panel Assembly

$34.95

Product code: IF142-003-1
Apple Part #: 821-0766

Product Overview

Bruce Willis was a ghost the whole time?

Pause, rewind, play it back.

Bruce Willis was a ghost the whole time!

Pause, rewind, play it back.

BRUCE WILLIS WAS A GHOST THE WHOLE TIME?!

Pause, rewind, play it back.

It happens to all of us. Watching it one time just isn't enough. You spend the entire day smashing your iPhone 3GS with your finger as you desperately rewind the final scenes. Now your front panel assembly is as dead as Bruce Willis in the second scene of the movie.

But don't worry. We have everything you need to replace it with a brand new front panel assembly that has not been subjected to hours of shock from finding out the truth about Bruce Willis.

This assembly includes the touchscreen glass, ear piece speaker, integrated digitizer, and home button. This is much easier to replace than just the Front Panel, which is a horror story in itself.

IMPORTANT: This does not work in the iPhone 3G. Find the front panel assembly for the iPhone 3G here.

Compatibility

Identify your iPhone

  • All 3GS iPhones

Product Details

  $34.95 New

 

Condition:

New

Notes:

Panel in excellent condition.

41 Available

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Compatibility

iPhone 3GS
16 GB
32 GB
8 GB
 

Stories

My Problem

GLASS WAS CRACKED AND SCREEN UNRESPONSIVE IN THE "UNLOCK" AREA.

My Fix

WENT GREAT! HOWEVER THE THE ASSEMBLY AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SCREEN WAS DISCONNECTED UPON ARRIVAL. NOT SURE IF THIS IS NORMAL. GOT IT PLUGGED BACK IN BEFORE I INSTALLED IT AND EVERYTHING WORKED FINE!

My Advice

TAKE YOUR TIME. LOOK AT THINGS CAREFULLY.

My Problem

I was not sure how to fix the not working home button on my phone, and then came across your site. Ordered the kit and received it fairly promptly from the States.

My Fix

Taking my time and with care this front panel was fitted succesfully.

My Advice

Have the right tools and small fingers!

My Problem

The front panel was cracked on my 3GS. I could not use the phone touch screen in some part of it.

My Fix

The repair is easy, just make sure you don't work in a place where the little screws might get lost if they fell on the floor. The suction pod trick (as shown on the video) didn't work as the cracks in the glass panel would let the air pass thus preventing any suction effect. Anyway, the front panel came out easily with the pointy bit of a stanley knife blade. Be careful when you remove the protection films from the new part as if you are not careful the inside one will peel off with a peripheral joint/seal still attached to it. If it does, the seal is easy enough to but back in place but one might just miss it completely and throw it away with the discarded films.

My Advice

No need to get worried if you don't have the full set of special tools. If you are worried about static electricity work barefoot and don't touch any of the circuitry inside the phone.

My Problem

I had a cracked screen and the proximity sensor was not working. I was constantly getting cut off from phone calls that I received as well as phone calls that I made because my face would come in contact with the phone's screen and end the phone call. Not to mention the phone looked wrecked with a cracked screen. I decided enough is enough of this status quo and was determined to get it fixed.

My Fix

I purchased the iPhone 3GS Front Panel Assembly, followed the online instructions and presto, iPhone is fixed. It took less than 30 minutes to remove the screws, screen and then reassemble. I did it with tools that I already had in my household without having to buy any tools. I already had the small phillips head screw driver that I had on a key chain I had received as a gift from someone and I suppose if you had a small repair kit for eye glasses that you can buy from Walmart, the small phillips head screw driver in the repair kit would work just as well. I used a small wooden shish kabob stick as my tool of choice to lift the locking tab for cable number 3 and that was it. No problems encountered, everything went smoothly.

My Advice

If you need your cracked screen or proximity sensor fixed this is the way to go. I highly recommend the 3GS Front Panel Assembly. It is quick and easy with no complications. Just follow the online instructions and enjoy your new iPhone.

My Problem

The protective glass of the front panel was broken

My Fix

I followed the IFixIt guide

My Advice

Pay attention that there are 2 plastic films protecting the front panel (one on both side). I forgot to remove the one inside and the iPhone was not working well ;-).

My Problem

My 3 yo daughter dropped my phone (with no case) and it totally shattered. Thankfully the phone still worked. I just wanted to be able to hold out with this phone to get me to when th iPhone 5 comes out.

My Fix

Repair was great. Very easy to follow the instructions. Only thing was that a couple of the screws were Sortof stripped and I had to really focus and push the screwdriver very hard into the screws to get them out - the screwdriver got a little worn. Cables were easy to get in and out. Simple to put back together.

My Advice

Big thing - got my phone working. Then that night I got the Apple Logo screen of death... Would not boot past logo.. Sooo I thought I had to reset the phone and restore from ITunes as a new phone, based on what I read. Well- I did this and it was fine for a few minutes thn back to the apple logo. Well- after much frustration, I opened the phone back Up, pulled the front panel up and "boing" the home screen pops up. Turns out my cable 3 was not totally secured even though it looked like it was. I ended up bending the front part of the cable by about 45 degrees and inserted it, locked it. Works perfectly now!! So check your cables! Even if thy look really secure!

My Problem

The front glass was cracked and on the back cover I had a crack near the dock connector.

My Fix

The front glass was easy and fast done. For the back cover it was really hard and took more time. But did it without a Problem.

My Advice

Be sure you have good light an perhaps a magnifing glass to see all the tiny parts.

My Problem

I had my iPhone for 3 years and it finally gave out with a short drop when taking it out of my pocket.

My Fix

The repair kit was great and the instructions were 100% intuitive. It only took about 20 min to complete, and most of that was in dealing with the itty bitty screws that apple uses.

My Advice

Disassemble and reassemble the device in the cardboard box the replacement screen is shipped in to lessen the likelihood of losing the tiny screws. Also, shot glasses make a very handy way of keeping track of all the separate screws.

My Problem

iPhone broken screen

My Fix

Fast and clean

My Advice

On this fix I bought the assembly with the botton and speaker. Last time, I bought only the glass, and man it was a bunch easier this time around. I know some will think it's whimpy, but I suggest you pay more and get the assembly rather than chizel at glass shards.

My Problem

The phone got wet and the home button stopped working.

My Fix

After getting the phone put back together. I noticed the protective film on the inside of digitizer. I had to take the phone back apart and remove the film. During this process I bent and broke one of the home button spring contacts. After a short temper tantrum, I taped the contact to the end of the spudger and soldered it back in place. The repair worked, my wife has her phone back and the world did not end.

My Advice

The screws that hold the LCD in place are stupid small. I would suggest sending a couple spares. Then make a ifixit refrigerator magnet. That could double as and advertizement and a screw keeper while taking the phone apart.