How To Tell if Your Cracked iPhone 3G Needs a Digitizer or LCD
You cracked your screen on your iPhone 3G and now you want to fix it. Apple charges too much for a repair or replacement so you look into some self repair options. How do you know what part you need? Here are some easy steps to figure out which part you need to fix your cracked screen on your iPhone 3G.
LCD Only: If the image under the glass is broken and the touch panel is NOT cracked or damaged in any way then you only need the LCD. The term LCD stands for Liquid Crystal Display. The iPhone 3G LCD Part Number is IP-2212
Touch Panel, Digitizer or Glasstop all these terms refer to the same part: If the top touch panel or aka glass top is cracked or broken but the image under it is fine then you only need the Touch Panel. If you can see the icons, words, text etc with no issue other than the surface crack then you just need the touch panel. The iPhone 3G digitizer part number is IP-2213
Complete Screen with Touch Panel and LCD: If the top touch panel is broken and the lcd image is either black liquid or cracked you need a complete screen. The complete screen includes the following parts: Touchpanel, LCD, Home Button, Ear Piece and Frame. The parts are all assembled together into one complete screen.