iphone 4 black screen?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by whiskeyvol, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. whiskeyvol macrumors regular

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    i've looked around/searched this forum, but really can't find anything that addresses my issue.

    my phone is showing a black screen, but i'm getting no signs of life on the screen itself (no logo, apps, etc.). itunes recognizes it as a device, and doesn't tell me that there's a problem. the phone makes a vibration sound when i toggle the vibrate button, but other than that, nothing. i get texts/calls/etc, but nothing shows up on the screen.

    i've got my SHSH blobs saved, but am not sure if i need to go into recovery mode, or if there's something else going on? please tell me there's a way to fix this w/o upgrading to 4.3.5 (currently on 4.3.2)

    thx in advance for any help
     
  2. Cooolpenner macrumors regular

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    Try a hard reboot (hold down home+sleep button till the apple logo appears) or restore your device. If this doesn't help, it's most likely a hardware problem. So go to an apple store and explain your problem.
     
  3. whiskeyvol thread starter macrumors regular

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    took it to the apple store and they told me it indicated water damage to the phone; however, i can't recall a single time it had gotten wet.

    luckily they gave me the option to buy a replacement for $199, which i'll probably do since they told me it wouldn't affect my current contract. also, i noticed that people are selling water damaged iphones on ebay for over $300, so it's pretty much a no-brainer to buy a new one.
     
  4. whiskeyvol thread starter macrumors regular

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    not sure how or why, but i got a replacement for free. i won at apple today.:)
     
  5. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    They don't let you keep your old iPhone so selling it isn't an option, if that's what you were getting at.

    Sick. :D
     

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