1. tmartz#AC's Avatar
    Okay so im going to chnage the housing on a black 8gb iphone 3g, im looking at this
    New Apple iPhone 3G OEM Back Housing (16GB White) - eBay (item 280385303218 end time Oct-13-09 10:03:20 PDT)


    Is that going to work or do i need something else anybody that has done this beforee can you please answer my question do i need something different to hold everything in place.

    iPhone 3G 16GB OEM Back Housing w/ Chrome Bezel (White) - eBay (item 250498724905 end time Sep-24-09 11:21:12 PDT)

    Like this it has the thing that holds the camera and everything anybody have any experience with this...
    09-23-2009 09:51 PM
  2. GMJeff's Avatar
    Most people would try to get the same labeling on the back that the phone is, 8GB back for an 8GB phone. I guess that depends on the availability, though.

    iFixit: Apple Mac, MacBook, iPod, and iPhone Repair Parts has a section for the iPhones and a step by step teardown that shows you how to take the phone apart and repair/replace certain parts. They even sell some parts on their website like the bezels and front plates, but no back plates that I see.

    Go to the website and look through their iphone teardown and it will show you what it entails.
    09-23-2009 11:40 PM
  3. tmartz#AC's Avatar
    No that was not what i ment im saying in when of the casings theres a place that holds the camera in place and what not and the other doesnt. Can i use my old housing and take out the camera hold and put it in the new one i buy
    09-25-2009 10:58 AM
  4. tmartz#AC's Avatar
    The only reason im changing the hosuing is because i dont want the black cuz it scratches and its more noticable then the white
    09-25-2009 11:02 AM
  5. DRTigerlilly's Avatar
    i would think the white would show scratches a whole lot more...as well as get dirty easier
    09-25-2009 11:22 AM
  6. flyingember's Avatar
    they're both shiny, both colors will show scratches equally well.
    09-25-2009 11:24 AM
  7. tmartz#AC's Avatar
    Yeah but its just like a car white does not show as many scracthes as black
    09-25-2009 12:41 PM
  8. Ipheuria's Avatar
    I'm not being a smart *** so don't take my answer that way, I would honestly say if you are worried about scratches get a case. The tear down and replacement is going to be very hard and a great chance you will screw something up, meaning possible dead phone, if you open the case I'm sure Apple will not honor the warranty if you have any. The same ebay page in the Q&A says they have a service that you can send in your phone and they will replace the casing for you. This might be an option, if it's screwed up on their end they will most likely ship you another one.
    09-25-2009 01:44 PM
  9. dawggg63's Avatar
    Great advise from Ipheuria. Case Mate and others have barely there cases that add almost no bulk to the phone (still fits in holster), and come in matte finishes that hide the scratches and smudges.
    09-25-2009 07:39 PM
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