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    The girlfriend's rather large new dog jumped on her whilst on a walk. As this happened, she dropped her phone and it smacked the curb and cracked on the pavement. Whilst the initial shock is "****!", from the quotes I've received to get it fixed, it's even more of a '****ING ****!".

    Has anyone attempted to fix a broken / cracked / smashed iPhone 3G screen before? If so, did it go well and can you tell the difference? For the price of £150 (Vodafone) or £180 (Apple) just to get it fixed, frankly, I'd rather have a go myself or buy her a 4G.

    Cheers.

    EDIT: Fixed.
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    (Original post by malcmcmul)
    The girlfriend's rather large new dog jumped on her whilst on a walk. As this happened, she dropped her phone and it smacked the curb and cracked on the pavement. Whilst the initial shock is "****!", from the quotes I've received to get it fixed, it's even more of a '****ING ****!".

    Has anyone attempted to fix a broken / cracked / smashed iPhone 3G screen before? If so, did it go well and can you tell the difference? For the price of £150 (Vodafone) or £180 (Apple) just to get it fixed, frankly, I'd rather have a go myself or buy her a 4G.

    Cheers.

    EDIT: Fixed.
    I believe Apple glues their screen to the glass on top of it (unlike many other companies who leave them separate) which means you will need a new screen, not just a new glass. Basically means it'll be pretty hard to fix yourself...

    iPhone 4 has the same method of construction on the screen. (And a glass at the back, meaning she'll be twice as likely to get a crack in the future).
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    (Original post by malcmcmul)
    The girlfriend's rather large new dog jumped on her whilst on a walk. As this happened, she dropped her phone and it smacked the curb and cracked on the pavement. Whilst the initial shock is "****!", from the quotes I've received to get it fixed, it's even more of a '****ING ****!".

    Has anyone attempted to fix a broken / cracked / smashed iPhone 3G screen before? If so, did it go well and can you tell the difference? For the price of £150 (Vodafone) or £180 (Apple) just to get it fixed, frankly, I'd rather have a go myself or buy her a 4G.

    Cheers.

    EDIT: Fixed.
    Out of interest, how did you fix it?
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    Yeah i've seen videos of this, doesn't look to hard.
    It's true that it's glued, but you can soften the glue with a heat gun/ hair dryer enough to pull the old glass off without damaging the screen.
 
 
 
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