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post #1 of 14
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I have a small crack in the back of my Iphone 3g and I'm wondering if there'y anyway I can sort of seal it or something so that it won't get any worse. The Iphone is now my secondary phone but I'd like to keep it in good shape if I end up using it down the road or if I sell it. I was thinking something like krazy glue or something but I fear that would just ruin it or make a mess. Also is there any point to trying to do this or is it better off as is?
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post #2 of 14
You could apply some super glue on the inside if you open it up so it wouldn't make a mess on the outside or you could just replace the whole rear housing with a new one for under $10.
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You could apply some super glue on the inside if you open it up so it wouldn't make a mess on the outside or you could just replace the whole rear housing with a new one for under $10.
I didn't know I could replace the rear housing. Is that a relatively simple procedure? Also where do I pick up the replacement, ebay I'm guessing?
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It's a complicated process because it requires removing every piece out of the iPhone. I buy mine off ebay and you can even replace it with a colored one.
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post #5 of 14
Yeah, replacing it is your best bet at this rate.

Trying to super glue it shut/closed will only leave a mess, guaranteed.
    
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post #6 of 14
So here is my suggestion, it can look bad, but with some additional work be unique. Drop some JB weld in the crack. Then sand the jb down with some like 5000grit sand paper so its nice and slow and doesn't make anything else look like crap. Or you could JB weld it and sand the whole back down and paint it up with your desired color...
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post #7 of 14
i have my own ipod repair business its ez repair to do but it is all so ez to brake the front screen if you dont know what your doing
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i have my own ipod repair business its ez repair to do but it is all so ez to brake the front screen if you dont know what your doing
easy
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Can't Apple fix it for you? I thought they have some amazing orgasmic customer service or something.
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post #10 of 14
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Can't Apple fix it for you? I thought they have some amazing orgasmic customer service or something.
Lol I think that only applies to apple fanboys. Kinda sounds like a lot of work and one of the main reasons beside keeping it from spreading to do this was that I wanted to sell it for more if I do fix it, But I may just give it to my dad to use on his plan. How much do you think the crack detracts form the resale value? is it enough to warrant the fix if I decide to go that route?
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