Iphone 2g - bottom part of screen is not responding

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Crystal-RX, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

    Crystal-RX

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2008
    Location:
    Seattle, WA USA
    #1
    Hello. I am newbie here. I have a 2g 4gig iphone with v.2.0.2 software on it. When I turn the phone on, the bottom part appear to tell me to slide for emergency call. i tried to do it but it not respond. However, when I hit the powern button, the upper part asks me to slide to turn off the phone which I did and it did response to my command.

    So, does anyone of you know what happen to this phone? is there a fix for it?

    Thank you!
     
  2. dissdnt macrumors 65816

    dissdnt

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2007
    #2
    Weird. Honestly you should take it to the Apple store. If they can recreate the issue they'll replace the phone for you for free.

    Work it! :)
     
  3. Crystal-RX thread starter macrumors 68030

    Crystal-RX

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2008
    Location:
    Seattle, WA USA
    #3
    The problem is that I do not have an account with AT&T. This phone is a hand me down from a friend of mine. I did search the web and there were so many people having similar problem but no solution. I was hoping that someone from this forum has a solution to fix it.
     
  4. petermcphee macrumors 6502a

    petermcphee

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2008
    #4
    My friend had a 2g hand-me-down iPhone that had the same problem. He took it to the Apple store and they replaced it. This was about 6 months ago, and I believe the phone was more than 1 year old.
     
  5. Crystal-RX thread starter macrumors 68030

    Crystal-RX

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2008
    Location:
    Seattle, WA USA
    #5
    Really? even if you don't have AT&T account and the phone's seen like to beat up. They will replace it for free.
     
  6. Dmac77 macrumors 68020

    Dmac77

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2008
    Location:
    Michigan
    #6
    Not if it's beat up. That's just bad business.

    Don
     
  7. Eso macrumors 68000

    Eso

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2008
    #7
    Mine had this same problem after I dropped it about 1 foot onto the floor (it was in an unbuttoned shirt pocket and slipped out when I knelt to pick something up, d'oh). I took it into the Apple store, and the tech spent about 45 mintues doing diagnostic stuff - restarting, restoring to factory settings, before replacing it outright. I am convinced it is a physical problem.

    Of course, you say you don't have AT&T, so the phone is unlocked? I'm pretty sure that voids your warranty, so the Genius may not do a damn thing. Oh yeah, and if it is has been more than a year since it was first purchased the warranty has expired anyways.

    Good luck, but I think you'll be shopping ebay in the near future.
     

Share This Page