iPhone 4s Cracked Screen and Flashlight Stuck On?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by katieelee, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. katieelee macrumors newbie

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    A few months ago I cracked my screen pretty badly. I took it to an Apple store and the Genius said that they don't make replacement screens and that I could pay $200 to get a new phone. I wanted to avoid paying that much money, so I didn't take that offer, figuring I could just take it to a place down the street and get the screen fixed for around $50.

    So basically, I've been living with this cracked screen for a few months, trying to find the time to take it to get fixed. I was planning on taking it to the repair place sometime this week, but yesterday I'd noticed my flashlight was on. I looked it up online to see if other people had similar problems, and I tried everything. Resetting my phone didn't do anything. Hitting the back of the phone stopped it for about an hour but then it turned right back on again.

    I realize that if I take it to the Apple store for the flashlight problem, they will immediately blame it on the cracked screen and try to get me to pay the $200 again. So basically my question is, what should I do about this?? Is there any way out of it, or do I have to suck it up and pay the $200 dollars?

    I was thinking of just going to get the screen replaced and then taking it to Apple. Will they know that I've replaced the screen if the technician is really careful?
     
  2. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    Yes, they will tell. There are tamper seals, and you can easily spot when a phone has been messed with. To be honest with you - I've only ever seen a constant LED be caused by one thing - liquid. Is there a red dot in the end of your headphone jack or dock?
     
  3. katieelee thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't think any water has come in contact with my phone, but then again I'm not positive. No, I don't see a red dot.
     
  4. gadgetrx.net macrumors newbie

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    on the 4s there is a screw under the camera that is covered with tape(top left of board - gold camera ground). if the tape moves or exposes the screw it can short out the camera and make the flash stay on, it also could just be a faulty camera.
     

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