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Repair guides » Apple iPhone 3G disassembly

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Tools required for disassembly: iPhone tool kit, needle/paperclip or something similar.

  • With your phone upright, push something like a paperclip into the hole at the top of the phone. This will release the sim holder.

Apple iPhone 3G disassembly stage 1

  • With the sim holder released, your phone will look like below.

Apple iPhone 3G disassembly stage 2

  • Remove the two screws at the other end of the phone.

Apple iPhone 3G disassembly stage 3

  • Now attach a suction cup near the bottom of the screen. Be careful not to push it on too hard. Now hold the back of the phone in one hand and slowly pull the suction cup towards you with the other hand. The screen will lift up but will still be attached by three ribbons at the other end.

Apple iPhone 3G disassembly stage 4

  • You can now access a number of ribbon connectors. Each one attaches like a plug and socket. Just lever the two circled connectors up to unplug them.

Apple iPhone 3G disassembly stage 5

  • The next ribbon connector (circled) has a black latch that you flick up to release the ribbon. You can then lift the LCD away from the phone.

Apple iPhone 3G disassembly stage 6

  • Your phone should now look like below.

Apple iPhone 3G disassembly stage 7

  • Remove the screws on each side of the screen.

Apple iPhone 3G disassembly stage 8

  • The screws on the other side will be covered by a piece of sticky tape which you'll need to peel back.

Apple iPhone 3G disassembly stage 9

  • Now remove the screw circled below.

Apple iPhone 3G disassembly stage 10

  • Slide your plastic tool under the LCD screen to release it.

Apple iPhone 3G disassembly stage 11

  • You should now have the LCD screen removed. Reverse the whole procedure for reassembly. If you've found this disassembly guide useful, please support us and order the tools and parts you need from our site. We ship worldwide!

Apple iPhone 3G disassembly stage 13


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