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gymnast79
3rd August 2010, 07:45 AM
My sister got her iphone 2g glass cracked, it still works and responds normally because it has a screen protector which is keeping the glass together.

We took it to the mac store and they would replace the glass for 250, which I felt was a bit pricey. (this was not a full replacement for a refurbished one, the guys said it was only for the glass). I was thinking it would be around $100, since on ebay the parts are about $50, but I don't want to do it myself. Is there any workshop or technician you could recommend me that do this kind of iphone repairs around Brisbane/gold coast area?

Cheers!

iJohn
3rd August 2010, 09:12 AM
Where do you live?

gymnast79
3rd August 2010, 11:32 AM
Surfers Paradise in Gold Coast :cool:

bennyling
3rd August 2010, 11:54 AM
Having recently looked into replacing the glass on an iPhone 2G myself I can say that it's a bitch of a job - involves separating the glass from the digitizer, piece by broken piece. If you break the digitizer, touch input is screwed and you basically have to replace the whole display assembly (some $200ish).

Apparently these guys will do the whole display assembly (LCD+digitizer+glass) for $170... Check them out.
Apple 2G, 3G & 3GS iPhone Screen Repairs | iPhone Doctor (http://www.iphonedoctor.com.au/apple-device-repairs-2/apple-iphone-screen-repair/)

iJohn
3rd August 2010, 08:27 PM
Yeah in Surfers im not sure.

If you were in Melbourne i know a few places that do it for $80-120 range

Aladdin
3rd August 2010, 09:28 PM
Yeah in Surfers im not sure.

If you were in Melbourne i know a few places that do it for $80-120 range

I've got a friend who's badly cracked the glass (pretty smashed), but otherwise it works OK. Where in Melbourne would replace glass for that price? Or would it need a new glass+LCD?

iJohn
4th August 2010, 02:42 PM
Well is it the glass panel?? Or is it the LCD screen underneath as well.... If it's the LCD screen as well the screen will look distored?

ClockWork
4th August 2010, 02:55 PM
These guys (http://www.ithelp4u.com.au/index.html) are Apple Certified - (basically, a repair service has to be) - and are based in Sydney - yet I have no doubt they would be happy to repair if you sent it to them.

Contact them (http://www.ithelp4u.com.au/contact.html) and ask.

Topher87
9th August 2010, 10:00 PM
Like someone previously said the iPhone 2G glass (digitiser) and LCD are fused together. You can separate them but then you are required to extract each of the individual pieces of glass from the frame, and this can be a very intense process that can take several hours.

The parts for this are available for about $50, but the labour will probably cost at least another $100. Hence the high cost of the repair.

The other option if for you to buy a full front assembly for the iPhone 2G. This includes the Glass (digitiser) and the LCD as one unit. You Take apart the iPhone and install the new one. This part can be found for between $80-$100.

If you are pretty good with your hands, had some experience of taking things apart and putting them back together (and having them still work!) I would buy the assembly and do it your self.

If you aren't good or had any experience perhaps pay for someone else to do it. Yes it is expensive but I think I have explained why.

In the interest of full discloser I do run an iPhone Repairing Business in Brisbane. [ uCrack iFix | Quick iPhone Repair in Brisbane (http://www.uCrackiFix.com.au) ] I would be more than happy to do it for you if you were interested but use the web page if you want to contact me.

But honestly when it comes to the 2G iPhone it is probably easier for you to do it your self, as long as you have no problem taking things apart. A great page is iFixit.com (http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Repair/Installing-iPhone-1st-Generation-Display-Assembly/449/1) they have guides for this type of thing.

I end up making very little from repairing a 2G iPhone, plus it takes a bit longer to take one apart and install a front assembly. It is far more profitable for me to repair a 3G or 3Gs, so I don't mind giving you some honest advice.

Shintaro
9th August 2010, 11:14 PM
iPhone doctor is/was $100 to replace the Glass & digitiser assembly,
if you mentioned the website when booking, otherwise $120.

Topher87
10th August 2010, 09:54 PM
iPhone doctor is/was $100 to replace the Glass & digitiser assembly,
if you mentioned the website when booking, otherwise $120.

According to their webpage $120 is for a 3Gs, not a 2G. The price for a 2G is $170.

It actually says "2G iPhone: $170 (Complete Display Unit)" Which is consistent with what I said above.

ChilliLimes
10th August 2010, 11:23 PM
Call O'Brien! They'll make a house call and fix it for free!

O, O, O O'Briens! :p:D

Shintaro
11th August 2010, 07:55 AM
You're right, my bad.

Topher87
11th August 2010, 01:42 PM
Call O'Brien! They'll make a house call and fix it for free!

O, O, O O'Briens! :p:D

Hahah, I have wondered if I should start repairing windows. I think O'Briens has that market all to themselves.


You're right, my bad.

No Problem, I just had to correct you since I didn't want people to read this post and then think that I was full of rubbish. Most companies offer the repair for about the same price, some are cheaper but you tend to have to wait a week.

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