iPhone 3GS Front Panel

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Product code: IF142-004-1

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iPhone 3GS Front Panel

$14.95 Was $69.95
You save $55.00!

Product code: IF142-004-1

Product Overview

Use this kit to replace a cracked iPhone 3GS display.

  • Replace a cracked or malfunctioning front panel (touchscreen) on your iPhone 3GS.
  • Installation requires a heat gun or hair dryer (not included).
  • This kit only works for the iPhone 3GS. To repair an iPhone 3G front panel, use this kit.
  • Want to see exactly what's involved? Check out this customer's video of the process.

Kit Contents:

  • iPhone 3GS Front Panel - new glass panel with integrated touch digitizer
  • Adhesive Strips - necessary for installation of the new front panel
  • Phillips #00 Screwdriver - remove external and internal screws
  • Small Suction Cup - for lifting up the old front panel
  • Plastic Spudger - used to safely disconnect internal cables
  • Metal Spudger - especially useful for lifting out pieces of broken glass

Compatibility

Identify your iPhone

  • All 3GS iPhones

Product Details

  $14.95 Fix Kit

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

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Compatibility

iPhone 3GS
16 GB
32 GB
8 GB
 

Stories

My Problem

I dropped the phone and cracked the front panel

My Fix

All was ok until I broke the mic connection wire

Now I have to replace complete panel or toss phone,

I haven't decided?

My Advice

Project not easy for a person with large hands

My Problem

the glass was cracked

My Fix

very well

My Advice

The glass has lost its stickiness and fell out. This caused the micro connection to separate and the touch screen no longer works. I understand that it has a 6 month warranty. What steps do I need to take to get it replaced?

My Problem

Wife dropped her old iPhone 3GS that we only use to listen to books on CDs, and the glass broke in a couple places. Display worked fine. I should note that this was a replacement phone for one that was stolen. I bought this one on eBay as a 16GB 3GS. However, the back said it was a 16GB 3G and the guts said it was an 8GB 3GS. So I wasn't sure if the panel was a 3GS or 3G, so I ordered both.

My Fix

Using the suction cup to open the front (after removing the 2 screws) was a problem. The front panel was pulling away from the display assembly as the sticky wasn't strong enough. Must have been removed before and proper parts weren't used. Had to push a little with a dental pick through the screw holes to get the display assembly to start to come out, then I could use the metal spudger to pry it fully out.

Everything else went just like the guides said. When I got the old panel off, I compared the connector (and part #s on the cable) to the two I bought for the repair. It was closest to the 3GS, so that is what I put in. But the differences are very slight, with only a slight mechanical change in the connector. Had to use a 10x loop to see!

Reassembly was easy. However, I apparently didn't get the front panel connector properly seated as at first the touch screen wouldn't work at all. So I reopened and reseated the connector until it properly sort of snapped in and was seated. Then everything worked perfectly.

Absolutely could not have done this without the great words and pictures in the guides.

My Advice

Even though I am a retired system engineer who fixed a lot of military electro-optical equipment for work, I was nervous to try this repair. But the guides are great. Do not force anything! And make sure alignment of parts is correct before fully assembling pieces.

The guides are very correct in what they describe. The hard part is visualizing what they are saying before you actually perform the step if you haven't done it before. Move slowly and carefully.

I also upgraded the hard drive in my wife's iMac following the iFixit instructions - went smoothly and works perfectly!!!

My Problem

I fixed this iPhone 3GS because my friend Sam needed a new screen and battery. I wonder how many times this has been said...

My Fix

7.5/10. The suction cup "suctioned" too much and broke one ribbon cable, thankfully non-life-threatening. (Ribbon cable 3. For those that don't know, it controls the proximity sensor.) The home button hole on the new display was also a mite small, so that needs to be sanded down still. Aside from that, everything went well!

My Advice

"Mild" adhesive, beware that warning. The "mild" adhesive on the battery took 15 minutes to remotely warm up on my heat gun's (read: Mom's hair dryer;) hottest setting. This scalded the back case and prevented me from touching it, therefore letting the battery adhesive solidify. >.<. Anyway, my helpful spudger saved the day!

My Problem

I gave my son my old iPhone when my employer supplied phone was replaced with a new iPhone 4S. He called me to say that he had cracked the screen "a little" when he dropped it while sitting on the sofa.

My Fix

The screen was cracked heavily on this phone. It made removing the glass from the mid frame a little more difficult but I just kept at it and eventually had it all removed. The guides were very helpful and I watched several YouTube videos to get an idea of the best way to proceed. I took my time but only spent about 45 minutes start to finish.

My Advice

Just be careful of the small shards of glass if your screen is cracked badly. Go slow and be methodical. Don't force anything. Oh yeah, have fun! I did.

My Problem

I fixing my own cell fro the past 3yrs

My Fix

well toke 45min

My Advice

yes, good help

My Problem

glass broken

My Fix

replacement went ok. the guide with the young lady was not as detailed as another one i saw but couldn't it when i did the repair. there looked to be a protective plastic covering on the inside of the replacement glass. i tried to pull it off but it did not feel right/it did not peel back like the others did so i left it on.

My Advice

i also noticed that your proceedure for identifing the type phone asked if it is a 3gs 8-16-32g. my phone does not show a memory size on the back anywhere. i assume that in the case of a front glass replacement memory size does not matter.

efsaastad's Story Photo #343560

My Problem

The front panel glass of my 3Gs was smashed, but everything else worked.

My Fix

All well after some fighting to get the broken glass away. It looked OK and I had only to pinch the new glass and old frame together; a bit to eagerly though; I happened to bend one of the small contacts for the home button. Trying to bend it back, it broke of course and the phone was now completely useless.

After a lot of swearing I decided to look up the problem on the internet, and of course it had happened before. One guy had soldered two wires from the front to the body of the phone so it hung together. A bit too unsophisticated I thought, so I went for a simpler solution. I hammer a tiny bit from a copper wire and just soldered it on where the broken contact had been. So after 2 trials I managed to get it flexible enough. Success, but I think I was lucky there.

My Advice

Don´t go for the cheap solution buy the complete front panel set!

I consider myself quite advanced when it comes to DIY stuff. Like taking my old Powerbook completely apart twice, but this was a scary operation.

My Problem

Attempting to break the fall of my iPhone 3S resulted in a shattered screen.

My Fix

Really well. It took about an hour. Used a hair drier. The hardest part was removing all the tiny bits of glass from the edges.

My Advice

Don't be naive, allocate more time to complete the work than what you initially think. Then add an extra 15 mins.

My Problem

Je voulais donner mon ancien portable à mon père et la sensibilité de l'écran ne fonctionnait plus.

My Fix

J'ai réussi à le réparer du premier coup!

My Advice

Il fait faire attention avec le séchoir à cheveux quand on décolle la coquille de la vitre.