Iphone 3g white screen, not software problem

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by naamankaa, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. naamankaa macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2010
    I bought an Iphone 3g 8gb from the web but when I received it, and powered it, it only shows white screen for about 15 seconds, there are also black stripes on the screen for about 5 seconds. The seller said it was a working device when he posted it and I want to believe it. The phone was posted in it's original package so the packing shouldn't be the problem.

    When I noticed the white screen problem, I thought this must be a software fail, but after trying every phone button reset combination and itunes reset (still the same problem), I finally decided that this must be something else.

    Then I read somewhere on the web that the problem could be disconnected connector inside the phone. I got the iphone apart and checked that every wire is plugged and tried to boot, but the problem is still the same.

    Then I read somewhere that the problem must be a broken display. This is hard to believe because seller had just replaced the old display with new one. The package contained the new lcd and the old physically broken one. I tried both of the lcd:s but the problem is still the same.

    I would be really grateful if someone could guide me on this problem. Is there anything I can do to fix it? Or should I start to suspect the honesty of the seller?

    Ps. Itunes shows the phone perfectly and iphone makes a beep noice when it's plugged in computer.

    Edit. Just rang to my phone with other cell and the ringtone worked! I was also able to answer the call by touching the screen (I could also hear my voice via the phone call), so also the touch screen must be working. So it seems that only the lcd cannot get image through?
  2. Gadgetgeezer macrumors regular

    Oct 4, 2009
    How careful are people who change displays? They can easily be broken and full anti static precautions should and must be taken. I would get it to somebody who knows about iPhones. It could, of course, be a connector or circuit problem - then you are pretty much screwed but I hope not.

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