It happens to thousands of people everyday. They drop their phone thinking the case will protect it, however imagine their horror when they pick it up to find the screen smashed to pieces.
We take a look at the cheapest ways to repair the iphone 3G and iphone 4.
It’s important to be aware that the ‘iPhone Screen’ is actually 3 layers; the LCD which is covered with a digitizer and then glass over the top of that. As long as you have only broken the glass then this article is for you.
Replacing glass on iPhone 3G or 3GS
If you own an iPhone 3g or 3GS you can get a kit from Amazon for around $13 and DIY, or find a local repairman to do it for you. Taking it to an official apple repair service outlet although ideal, will cost you a fortune.
Here is the instructional video if you do buy the 3G or 3GS kit
Repairing glass on iPhone 4
Again if you are handy with small electronics you can buy a kit from amazon and go the DIY route.
Replacing the iPhone 4 screen is much more complicated than replacing an iPhone 3G or 3GS screen as you need to remove the entire motherboard. So this is not for the faint hearted!
You can however follow the step by step instructions below which explains things quite clearly.