Dead portion of the touch screen :(

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by sergiuria, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. sergiuria macrumors 6502a

    sergiuria

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    I was walking with my 2G Iphone in my hand, when someone bumped me, and the phone flew, and landed harshly. Now the dock portion of the screen (Lower part) isn't responsive. What do I need to buy to repair it? the LCD Screen? or what? The rest of the screen is working flawlessly, it's just the bottom portion that's not working, and the screen is not cracked or anything, just unresponsive. What part do I need to buy to repair it?

    Thanks for the help
     
  2. MattJessop macrumors regular

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    Sadly it sounds as if the multi touch layer below the screen has been damaged or knocked slightly out of place. Which means that you would have to send it off to apple to repair, because its next to impossible to get your hands on the technology to repair it yourself.

    Have you tried a restart of your iPod? That does occasionally fix strange problems such as this.
     
  3. sergiuria thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Unfortunately I did, and nothing happened :( And the problem with sending it to Apple is that I never used it with AT&T, so I can't send it activated without it being unlocked :(
     
  4. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    You can get parts from places like ifixit and replace it yourself.
     
  5. dccorona macrumors 68020

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    ahh the infamous "dead strip"
    i had one once

    its a problem apple knows exists, and are more than willing to replace phones for free no questions asked

    of course, the being unlocked part may be a problem
    if it was unlocked in a way that you could relock it just do that, i don't know much about unlocking
    just jailbreaking
     
  6. sergiuria thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I know, but what is the part I need :confused:

    Will they replace it if it is out of warranty? :(:(
     
  7. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    In the first generation phone the screen and the LCD/touch part were al glued together (in essence). So you would need the entire display assembly.

    Unfortunately, I don't see the part on ifixit. You could email them and ask about it.
     

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