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Possible to use iPhone 3Gs screen in another project? Answered

I have an iPhone that suffered some water damage and no longer functions, the screen seems hardly affected so I wondered if it could be reused? Is it even theoretically possible (assuming it still works)? How might I go about testing it? would I be able to make an adapter to some usable connector? Sorry for the far-fetched idea but it seems like it would be very cool to reuse it like this.

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mpilchfamily (author)2012-03-27

If the iPhone doesn't work then the screen doesn't work. In order to run the screen you need the hardware to drive it. Which is only available on the main board of the phone. As you said is fell in some water to the circuits have probably shorted out. Thus rendering the screen useless.

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frollard (author)mpilchfamily2012-03-27


If you can find a processor and lcd driver powerful enough for a full graphical lcd you might be okay, but generally you're sol.

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