iPhone 3G: Display Washed Out White- Please Help

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by legaleye3000, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. legaleye3000 macrumors 65816

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    Just a couple days ago, my iPhone 3G will become a really washed out white. You can still use it and see the icons, but barely...

    I know this happens if the phone is in the sun and is really hot, but I'm at my home and it happened...

    Any ideas? Thanks
     
  2. chargit macrumors 6502a

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    try to shake it and bump it slightly and see if it corrects itself even for a short time. I had one buy bring one to me and he had the same problem. the connector for the lcd was lose from being dropped. I reconnected it and it has been fine ever since.
     
  3. iwillrefuse macrumors newbie

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    Any idea if there's a connector for the speaker as well, or if it is hard-wired? My speaker goes in and out quite often, and this would appear to be a likely culprit...
     
  4. Gadgetgeezer macrumors regular

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    Yes there is a connector for the speaker. The screen being washed out means one of the pins on connector 1 is not making contact - by experiment it is the one far right top looking at it head on.
     
  5. legaleye3000 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Its not always washed out white.. Its once in a while for a few minutes, then it goes back to normal. Hmmm
     
  6. Gadgetgeezer macrumors regular

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    Dodgy connector or problem with de-serializer on LCD or LCD itself. If a reseat of connector 1 doesn't fix then a new LCD is required.
     
  7. legaleye3000 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Is there a good guide on how to reseat connector 1? Thanks
     
  8. Gadgetgeezer macrumors regular

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    The ifixit guides are good and will show you how to take the phone apart. Don't know if they show specifically how to reseat a connector but the pictures they show are great. Advice is if you aren't good technically then don't attempt but if you have the technical gene then may be worth a go.
     
  9. legaleye3000 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Now it seems to be all white washed most of the time... Any where for a guide on how to reseat connector 1? If not, should I get just the LCD? I don't need the digitizer, right? (Besides being really white, I can use it just fine and it responds to touch fine too)

    Thanks
     

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