I got a 2G iPhone with a broken screen.
Luckily the digitizer still working and the serious cracks not really reached the screen itself, apart a small fracture from the clock area.
So, I decided to repair it somehow DIY, because a proper screen-repair could cost you around 120 GBP.

Step 1: Clean Up the Mess

You will need: iPhone 2G keen to survive
some used top-up or sim-card
pen or pencil
clear liquid glue
Some alcohol
Black acrylic paint
a bit of developed 35 mm film negative
good eye for details
iPhone screen protector (optional)

Firstly I removed the broken glass chips from the seriously damaged area with a tweezer. Under those there are the speaker and the light sensors.
I fixed the remaining shivers over the clock area with a model-kit glue,because I want to see the clock.

That is an ancient phone. It's probably worth a lot noe
That would have been useful when I dropped my old iPhone!
very well done!<br>i would have used some clear epoxy to fill in the gaps between the replacement chunk and the glass, but thats just because im a perfectionist :P
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Thanks! Of course, use it freely!<br>dasvidania!
lol thats awesome, decent end result too. or you could order a new glass peice for $8.
wrong, the first gen iPhone screen is totally diff from the second generation displayed glued together with the digitizer part
What... I never said anything about which generation of phone or the digitizer, what did I say that was wrong? A glass replacement piece is available for both types the 2g and the 3g/3gs.
The 2G and the 3G iPhone screens are different: the 2G glass melted/glued together with the digitizer, you can't change the glass only<br />
Yes you can, you have to separate the glass from the digitiser but it is perfectly doable. Use a razor blade.<br />
I tried, but very hard, and there is a huge chance to damage the digitizer, and thereafter &quot;you have to put the toothpaste back&quot;too. how to glued them bubbleless together again?<br />
but anyway: could you give mi a link for that rep glass, please?<br />
have to say , im incredibly impressed with this , it started out looking like it was going to be a tape and glue kinda fix , but the end result really isnt too bad at all , bravo :) , 5 outa 5 stars :P<br />
this is ok i guess for a super cheep fix. but if u bought an iphone im sure you can scrounge up 10-20 bux and get a screen on ebay. or sum plexi glass replacements. it would be alot better then this, as your fix is just a bandaid. and more drops or anything and the rest will crack or fall off. its better to fix things right, then to put a bandaid on it. but if you need a quick fix this is a deffinit option
for the 2G the replacement screen is around 120 GBP, <br />
All I know is, that if I would of bought an iPhone and it had a cracked screen, I would have sent it back with a nasty letter. A letter raising holy hell.
It was likely purchased intentionally broken for a discounted price.
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Hardly seen a "Bentley parts order sheet directly from the manufacturer" guides here...
This looks pretty good! Especially since it's cheap. And there iare always parts from sites like iFixit
Wow that looks really cool ! Way to repair instead of re-buy !!!
very good tut! by the time you change the screen, is a very good solution, at least the chips of glass won't fly away and it mantains all the circuits clean
Excellent, a truly fantastic instructable. You basically got back 100% functionality with a small degradation in the beauty of the device (yes, we all know that the iphone beauty is all-important, but still...).
Hey the ultimate beauty is other people not wanting to steal it (: That's why I uglify my valuables :D
impressive cheap cover up! +5
Not bad. Not too bad at all!
And it still functions like it should???
Fortunately, yes
zomg! You're very lucky, I wouldn't think that it would still work after something like that.
I know it just pure luck
How on earth did it break?
rigid kitchen floor
Still looks a bit cracked, but meh, it works... Cheaper than buying a new phone...
U can find a burned or damaged Iphone on Ebay and use the case too.

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