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Old Dec 4, 2008, 04:39 PM   #1
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Screen will not turn on...HELP

My iPhone screen will not turn on. I can recieve calls/text messages/emails based on the sounds they make, but I cannot answer calls or get the screen to even light up.

Any one heard of this before of know of a fix?
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Old Dec 4, 2008, 05:06 PM   #2
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try holding the sleep and home button untill the phone resets itself, if it still doesn't work then call apple, your lcd may be broken
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Old Dec 4, 2008, 05:16 PM   #3
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Didn't work. That was my first guess. I am going to try to restore it first.
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Old Dec 4, 2008, 05:38 PM   #4
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try syncing it? cause the screen on my Touch automatically turns on and stays on during the sync, and i assume it is the same with the iPhone. if you try/have tried this reply just cause i'm curious if it works.
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Old Dec 4, 2008, 05:42 PM   #5
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syncing didn't work. I tried that and the screen still stays black. I just finished restoring it. That did the trick. Now I just have to jailbreak it, and reinstall all my other stuff on there. Boo.
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syncing didn't work. I tried that and the screen still stays black. I just finished restoring it. That did the trick. Now I just have to jailbreak it, and reinstall all my other stuff on there. Boo.
though that is a hassle, i guess you could say you got off lucky. no purchasing of new iPhone was needed.
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Old Dec 4, 2008, 07:29 PM   #7
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screen won't turn on

I got the same problem today a few days after i installed 2.2. The scrren would not activate and i was recieving calls and could hear when i plugged it in to the computer. I fixed it as well with a restore. Hope this is a bug that can be fixed.
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Old Dec 4, 2008, 08:02 PM   #8
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I got the same problem today a few days after i installed 2.2. The scrren would not activate and i was recieving calls and could hear when i plugged it in to the computer. I fixed it as well with a restore. Hope this is a bug that can be fixed.
Yeah, I did my update a few days ago and just like you said. I could hear things happening (phone calls, new texts and mail) but the screen would not activate.
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Old Dec 5, 2008, 10:07 PM   #9
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I've had this issue twice since upgrading to 2.2.... Today was the first time since I had other issues... I found this strange since I just installed BossPrefs --- one of the apps I had issues with when upgrading to 2.2

I think the phone was on, just completely locked or something.. I also had an issue previously where it refused to turn on the backlight, but I could still see the screen and operate the phone via a flashlight....

I was able to get my phone to restart after holding both the lock and home buttons for almost 30-40 seconds..

Any ideas...... anyone?
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Old Feb 27, 2009, 12:36 PM   #10
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Unhappy broken iphone screen =[

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Old Feb 27, 2009, 12:51 PM   #11
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I was able to get my phone to restart after holding both the lock and home buttons for almost 30-40 seconds..
I had the same problem and this works. No need to restore the iphone
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Old Feb 27, 2009, 02:02 PM   #12
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i never updated and i am having no problems.

Updating is useless.

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Old Feb 27, 2009, 03:13 PM   #13
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I've had this problem with my iPod touch a lot lately. I've found that if you plug it in to charge and then press the Sleep/Wake button really fast it will usually come back on, then I usually turn it off then back on again.

Another option is what other people have said: Hold the Home + Sleep/Wake buttons to restart it. If you still can;t get it to work, then good luck trying other things
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Old Jun 3, 2009, 09:47 PM   #14
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Screen not working

My screen stopped working for no apparent reason, but I would still hear sounds.

Solution that worked for me: Hold the sleep button and main button simultaneously for like 30 seconds till the apple logo comes up. It should work.
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Put the device into DFU Mode and do a restore in iTunes.
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