How To Fix The LCD Screen On A Iphone 3G
Wondering how to fix the LCD screen on a iPhone 3G? With the growing popularity of iPhones, the technology may be too expensive to send it back to the manufacturer or buying a whole new phone. Follow the steps provided to safely fix or repair an LCD screen. If done correctly you will save money by doing it yourself and keeping what’s stored in your iPhone 3G memory private.
The items you will need are:
- Case opener
- Micro Phillip screwdriver
- A new LCD screen
- Paper clip or a needle
- Remove the sim card located at the top of the iPhone 3G. To remove it you will have to apply either a needle or a paper clip at the tiny hole at the top. The sim card will slide out and set it aside.
- Remove the two screws at the bottom of your iPhone. Use the Philip screwdriver and place them in a cup.
- Use the case opener tool in the crease of the iPhone. Work your way around the phone and it will pop open.
- Carefully open the metal casing of your phone. There are three ribbon cables attached to the motherboard. Use the case opener to carefully lift all three of the ribbons.
- Remove six screws to lift the metal LCD panel. There are three screws located on one side, two screws located on the other side and one on the metal panel. Place all screws in the cup.
- Use your case opener to slightly lift up the metal panel. Do not lift the LCD panel completely up there are two clips that keep the LCD screen in place. Slide the LCD panel using your hands, away from the clips. Now you should have the digitizer on one hand and the LCD screen on the other. Set the digitizer aside and you can throw away the broken LCD screen to your iPhone.
- Grab your new iPhone LCD screen and remove the adhesive tape. Mount it properly in place of the metal LCD panel. Gently squeeze the adhesive together.
- You will need to work on the ribbon cable that is attached to the LCD screen. Use your screwdriver and place it on top of the ribbon cable. Gently lift up the ribbon cable using your fingers. The ribbon cable should curve up to a 90 degree angle. This will align the iPhone properly in place.
- Remove the protective covering to the LCD screen. Reattach the LCD screen back to the digitizer by sliding it back to the two clips.
- Replace the same screws back in order. Use your case opener to snap all the ribbons back to place.
- Gently snap the LCD screen back to the metal casing. Insert your sim card back into place and screw the two screws at the bottom of your iPhone 3G. If done properly your iPhone 3G LCD screen will function.