Dead (touch) area of my iPhone :(

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MikeonTV, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. MikeonTV macrumors regular

    Aug 9, 2007
    I was running with my iPhone and I think it got a little sweaty. Afterwards I realized that a horizontal line of my screen was unresponsive to touch. Its the area where if you shake the phone it pops up the "undo" or "cancel" prompts. If that appears then I can hit undo or cancel. I have to hit the home button in most cases.

    Is there any way to restore a section of the screen that is dead to touch?
  2. Dsr1205 macrumors 6502

    Jan 16, 2008
    if your still under warranty (win!), id go to a apple store. sounds like a hardware failure of some kind. You could try a restore too.
  3. advres Guest


    Oct 3, 2003
    Hopefully it is under warranty. That happened to my 1st gen a few weeks after I got it. They replaced the phone free of charge.
  4. MikeonTV thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 9, 2007
    The iPhone is mega old. fist gen, 2G - thus no warranty.

    Restore didn't help either :(
  5. Dsr1205 macrumors 6502

    Jan 16, 2008
  6. MikeonTV thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 9, 2007
    Ya I know. I plan to upgrade. But I'm in Asia for the next six months. I have to wait until I'm back in Canada.
  7. rtabdo macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2010
    Yeah, I have a couple friends with 2G's and they're also starting to crap out on them. I'm not sure how long you've had your phone but my guess is you're going on 3 years now. The nice thing is you can get some cash for it on or some site like that and upgrade to a iPhone 4.

    Hope that helps
  8. WilliamG macrumors G3

    Mar 29, 2008
    I had the same problem with my 2G. It was hardware failure, and it happened in the first year, so Apple replaced it, no questions asked. Your phone is *dead*, sorry. :(
  9. puggles macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2010
    the same thing happened to my 3gs a couple weeks ago except its at the bottom row of the keyboard....i think its a conspiracy to get us to buy iphone 4's!!!

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