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Old May 21, 2010, 11:59 PM   #1
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Unhappy Bottom half of iphone screen not working

Hi all,
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
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Old May 22, 2010, 12:22 AM   #2
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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.
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Old May 22, 2010, 12:36 AM   #3
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Yes, like Aggie said above.
Its not a software issue.
You might need to fix the screen. A restore or anything like that wont fix it, its a hardware failure.
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Old May 22, 2010, 02:51 AM   #4
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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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