If the screen on your iPhone 3GS looks like it has been dragged behind a car for a few miles or has a crack the size of the Grand Canyon, you should look into replacing the screen. While it sounds like an expensive and difficult task, all it takes is some patience and a $24 part and your iPhone 3GS will be good as new.
This guide on How to Replace an iPhone 3GS Screen comes via Make, where Morten Skogly of Norway undertook the process and documented it in an easy to follow set of pictures and instructions. If pictures and text aren’t enough there’s a video of how to disassemble the iPhone 3G embedded below.
What You’ll need:
- iPhone 3GS with a broken screen, but a working LCD
- Replacement Touch Screen Digitizer from DealExtreme (Part #16101)
- A collection of tools including double-sided tape, a hair dryer, paper clip, scissors, sharp knife, tiny Phillips screwdriver, a box and a cotton swab with electronics cleaner.
- The full guide has the rest of the information you need to replace the screen on your iPhone 3GS.
Once you’ve assembled your supplies and set aside a block of time to work undisturbed you are ready to begin disassembling your iPhone 3GS. The video below should give you an idea of what you’re up for and the How to replace your iPhone 3GS screen will walk you through the 9 step process.
When you have finished, you’ll have an i Phone that looks as good as new, and for only $24. This perfect for fixing an iPhone you plane to use or for fixing your iPhone up before you sell it to Gazelle or on eBay.