IPhone – Can the iPhone screen’s digitizer be safely separated from the glass


I recently broke my iPhone 3G screen. I've had it replaced, and I still have the broken screen. Seems like the digitizer on that screen is fine and could be reused.

I would like to separate the digitizer from the glass and try to do some hacks with it.

Can I use a heat gun to take it apart from the glass, or will this damage the digitizer? Is there another way I can take it off?

Best Answer

The digitiser is built into the glass with epoxy, so no, there is no way to separate it.

We tried. If you look at the lower left corner of the LCD you can see the scarring of our attempts to seperate the LCD from the digitizer.

Source: iFixit: Can I separate the glass from the LCD screen?