|May 21, 2010, 10:59 PM||#1|
Bottom half of iphone screen not working
I dropped my iphone and now the bottom half of the screen is not working (top half still works). I restarted etc but it still doesn't work.
I looked at restoring the phone, but it's on 1.1.2 (yes it's an old monster) and it's been unlocked. I don't know how to restore without upgrading to 3.1 and relocking the phone.
Is it worth restoring the phone? Or is there something else I can do? Or is just dead and time to get a new one?
Thanks so much for your help
|May 21, 2010, 11:22 PM||#2|
Since you must have a 2G, you can jailbreak and unlock to whatever version you want. Use Redsn0w.
However, I doubt a restore will fix this. Have you tried rebooting (holding home and power buttons until the phone turns off then on)? Your digitizer is probably bad or the connection to it.
|May 22, 2010, 01:51 AM||#4|
Bottom half of the screen :-(
If the bottom half of your screen is not functioning a restore of any kind will not fix the problem. It sounds like you have a 2G if so you will find that the expense of replacing the screen may be more than purchasing a new iPhone as an OEM replacement comes with the LCD and Glass Digitizer as a single unit. You can find these pieces separately but I do not recommended it. Lastly, the repair process on a 2G is more difficult than the 3G or 3GS and many first time DYI types have made more of a mess out of the rear case just trying to get in the unit. I always recommend owners of 2G phones to really consider their other options such as purchasing a used 3G/3GS. With the new iPhone close to release and AT&T increasing their termination fees, one might want to look at it from an economic point of view. If you need it repaired we can do that or find a local iPhone repair shop near you.
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