Help, my iPhone screen isnt bright anymore

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by iMrNiceGuy0023, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. iMrNiceGuy0023 macrumors 68000

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    I did a search but didnt find anything so here's the problem:

    The screen is dim beyond the brightness settings, to the point where it looks completely black like its not on, the phone works and functions as normal. I went to the brightness settings but it has no affect on it

    Anyone know what the problem or issue could be?? I know I accidentally hit something that made it say "Resetting Language", but didn't see what it was.

    Below is a picture of it next to my iPod Touch, both on the lowest brightness



    iPhone 3G FW 3.0 Jailbroken

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  2. Gershon macrumors member

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    please send it for repair or an exchange! unacceptable..
     
  3. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    First try a reset all settings, then a restore if that doesn't work. Finally a restore in DFU, if that doesn't work.
     
  4. samcraig macrumors P6

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    Can't tell from the picture - could you have set an accessibility setting (to white on black) by mistake?
     
  5. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    sorry to hijack your thread...

    Question about accessibility for anyone. I don't seem to have settings for accessibility on my iPhone. I've looked and just don't see them. What could be up?
     
  6. kayno macrumors regular

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    Restore.. If it doesn't work.. take to apple to get a new one.. You shouldn't be sitting around trying to solve these problems. As long as the restore removes all signs of jailbreak. you should get a new phone.
     
  7. samcraig macrumors P6

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    Settings --> General --> scroll to bottom just before "reset" - nothing above it that says accessibility (under international) ?
     
  8. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    Yea, restore and see if that helps. Go so far as to do a DFU restore so it's a virgin install. If that doesn't work then you need to make sure that all traces of a jailbreak are gone and have it repaired. Almost looks like the backlight went out.
     
  9. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    This same exact thing happened to my first iPhone 3GS. The backlight turned off permanently. Nothing I did could get it to come back on again.

    The genius exchanged it with no hesitation. Get it replaced.
     
  10. John T macrumors 68020

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    Yes, without doubt, the backlight has gone US :mad:
     
  11. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Nope. I knew that's where it was supposed to be, but there's nothing there. Under international it then jumps to reset. So, I've been wondering where it went.

    I do have a 3G though. Perhaps that is only a feature for the 3GS?
     
  12. iMrNiceGuy0023 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    ok strange, I went to install Ultrasn0w and put my tmbolie sim in there, after the reboot, the screen is back to normal

    but now it the screen doesnt go to auto lock, anyone know what now??
     
  13. awalsh2025 macrumors newbie

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    Hmm

    You may have already tried this, but I can only suggest taking it off of auto-brightness? Mine does this randomly as well and I just turned that setting off. We shall see.
     
  14. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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    This just happened to me. :mad: I did a restore, and nothing.

    Good thing I was already taking it in today for a replacement due to sudden wifi issues. :rolleyes:
     
  15. mushr00m macrumors newbie

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    It happened to me either =/ cause i went snowboarding recording a movie with my iphone and it get wet after some felt down on the ice..it's perfeclty working.. just the screen isn't brighting... i dry it on hair dry... i'm thinking to do a restore.. but how to do it? my iphone is iPhone 3GS FW 3.0 purplera1ned
     
  16. macduke macrumors 604

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    Yes, only the 3GS has the accessibility options. Unless you need it, you're not missing a whole lot. Speaking everything is super annoying, screen zoom is really pixelated, and inverted colors are awkward and not useful for most people without disabilities. They're kinda fun to play with at first but get old quick.
     

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