Hello everyone, this post is in response to the THOUSANDS of you that have read my earlier post about iPhone 3G Glass and Digitizer Replacements. I just need to clarify some of the questions that we receive constantly about this particular repair.
The dreaded Original iPhone 2G “cracked glass” issue!
We are flowing a massive amount of 3G Glass Replacements through our business these days but we still get questions about the Original 2G iPhone Parts and I want to clear up a few inquiries right here:
1. The 3G Glass and Digitizer WILL NOT WORK in your Original 2G iPhone. As they look similar from the outside, they are 100% different products and not interchangeable.
2. The Original 2G iPhone Glass Repair is more expensive than the 3G iPhone Glass Repair. The reason is that the 2G version of the glass was an assembly of the glass, digitizer, and LCD screen. The 3G version has a separate LCD screen, and therefore it’s a less expensive assembly.
3. You cannot just replace the glass on the 2G iPhone (or the 3G for that matter). To fix a cracked glass on a 2G iPhone we must replace the glass, digitizer and the LCD as I stated above. These parts are (for a lack of better term) “fused” together from the factory. There is just no way to safely separate and reuse any of these parts.
4. You cannot use “plexiglass” and perform your own “cheap” repair. This is ridiculous. I have seen posts advising this and I challenge anyone to prove that they can get the touch digitizer and LCD off of their broken glass front and get it to work with a home made plexiglass front. Can’t be done.
5. We don’t sell “Do-it-yourself” 2G iPhone Glass/Digitizer/LCD assemblies because the repair is TOO DIFFICULT to perform without ruining the back on your unit during disassembly. If you don’t care about your back being bent up then you can try it, but trust me you should leave this repair to the experts. The 3G version is much easier but it’s still only for the very “technically inclined” end user.
This will help with some of the common questions, for sure. We know that there are many theories out there but you can take solid advice from us here at Mission Repair. We’ve repaired THOUSANDS of units and it makes perfect sense to listen to the voice of experience. Still have questions? Give us a call at 866-638-8402 and we’ll get you on the phone with a technician right away!
Thanks everyone, have a great weekend. Ryan