I repair iPhones (and other iDevices), and I just wanted to warn people before they do this about a couple of things:
- To do this, you will need to connect the LED to a power rail which feeds the LCD, and over a period of a couple of months, the LCD will start to loose brightness, contrast, and color vivacity (or whatever it’s called) due to this. Also, the Apple logo will light up virtually anytime there is any cellular activity – this may bug you.
- There are definitely more places where you can get ripped off buying this than places which won’t rip you off. I’ve seen this being sold for as much as 100$ when my supplier (which generally has prices slightly above average) sells it to me for less than 13$.
- The glass panel is relatively ludicrously thin because of the space needed for all the tape, wiring and the LED, which will make it feel super cheap, flimsy and your chances of breaking it are much higher.
Just my 2 cents. I’ve done a lot of research into this, and I highly discourage my clients form asking me to do this – counter intuitive, I know, but it saves me the hassle of explaining them how they signed a waiver every time something happens.