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    Broken 3g iPhone Glass... already :(
    ive searched everywhere and no one is as stupid as me to begin with. i might be one of the first people to crack the glass on the 3g iphone. im trying to find a way to replace it myself but it does not look hopeful yet. i was wondering if anyone knows if the replacement glass for first gen iphone will work with the 3g? here is a picture of my iphone any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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    ouch. how'd you do that? trust me, with all the idiots I saw (as driving by) sitting in line over night for a phone, im sure you're not the first to do it.

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    I hear you can really mess up the accelerometer if you take off the glass. I wouldn't try it yourself.

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    i keep my phone on my lap when i drive, and i stopped to meet a friend and i stepped out of my car and it smashed on the ground screen first. i drive a jeep so it was a pretty high dive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bryphotoguy View Post
    I hear you can really mess up the accelerometer if you take off the glass. I wouldn't try it yourself.
    how does this occur?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunny771 View Post
    i keep my phone on my lap when i drive, and i stopped to meet a friend and i stepped out of my car and it smashed on the ground screen first. i drive a jeep so it was a pretty high dive.
    makes sense.

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    I have no idea how to fix it - but I feel for ya man - that sucks big time. Good luck with it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunny771 View Post
    ive searched everywhere and no one is as stupid as me to begin with. i might be one of the first people to crack the glass on the 3g iphone. im trying to find a way to replace it myself but it does not look hopeful yet. i was wondering if anyone knows if the replacement glass for first gen iphone will work with the 3g? here is a picture of my iphone any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    If you purchased it with a credit card, chances are you are covered. Most credit card companies offer 90 days protection against theft and accidental damage. Check to see if yours does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunny771 View Post
    i keep my phone on my lap when i drive, and i stopped to meet a friend and i stepped out of my car and it smashed on the ground screen first. i drive a jeep so it was a pretty high dive.
    Going to have to make notes to not do this in my jeep , or drive around with the doors off with it sitting on the passenger seat like I did with my wallet 2 weeks ago

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunny771 View Post
    how does this occur?
    No clue. I don't know how these things work. I won't assume that this is any old piece of glass covering the screen.

    Engadget- According to the link for the site that sells the replacement screen and digitizer, they do not work on the 3G version.

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    I don't know if original iphone screens will work on the 3g, i would assume so since they are the same size and everything.

    you can find one for sale here: http://cnn.cn/shop/apple-iphone-comp...er-p-1863.html

    ive never bought from there so i cant say how reputable they are, but its just a thought. You might call apple and say something along the lines of, "if the glass were to break, how would I get it fixed?" and see what they say.

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    Well see, i already took it apart with help from the disassembly guide, and the lcd detaches from glass, so i bought a iphone first gen glass replacement from ebay. My plan is to heat the sucker up and peel away the glass shards and hopefully it will be the same size. the only thing i worry about at this point is right beside the ear part there are 3 blue dots, they could be some type of light sensors. if so then im pretty much screwed in that department. any one know what these 3 dots are?

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    Probably the ambient light sensor.

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