iPhone 4S took the stairs by itself

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  1. 92P92 macrumors member

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    My mom's iPhone 4S fell an entire floor down the stairs.
    The screen isn't cracked :eek: but the screens remains black. The backlight still works.

    Does anyone know what the problem might be and if it could be fixed?

    greetings and a happy new year
    92P92
     
  2. Xgm541 macrumors 65816

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    Press and hold power and home buttons for something like 30 seconds. THe device could just be frozen.
     
  3. applemac-repairs macrumors newbie

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    A black screen when dropped is an 80% chance the screen will need replacing. However do try the above method first mentioned by Xgm541, that should restart the phone. If no joy then you will need a new screen i'm afraid.
     
  4. 92P92 thread starter macrumors member

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    That's the first thing i did. I pressed both buttons until the backlight was off. When i restarted it afterwards, the screen remained black and the backlight was back on
     
  5. corys00 macrumors regular

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    Stepmothers use iPhone 4s, mothers that are loved use at least an iPhone 5s. Buy the woman who gave you the gift of life a new phone.
     
  6. posguy99 macrumors 6502a

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    Probably a loose cable inside. If you're adventurous you can take it apart, or a service center can do it.
     
  7. hockeyman94 macrumors regular

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    The phone has a broken LCD the backlight cable is soldered to the LCD cable so it's not a loose cable. It's almost as expensive to replace the screen as it is buying a new one. I would recommend just upgrading her to a newer phone it's not worth staying at that model.
     
  8. jessica0123 macrumors newbie

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    I was in a same boat with you before,the motherboard is broken and it cost me a big deal.
     
  9. iOSUser7 macrumors 6502a

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    Are you serious or is this sarcasm ? Maybe his/her mother doesn't want the lastest and greatest iPhone.
     
  10. Nacket macrumors member

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    There's a chance you might've popped out the ribbon cable for the display. Hop on over to iFixit if you think you can handle it or give it to a techie friend. Worst case scenario, the shock irreparably damaged the LCD and you'll need to buy a new display/digitizer assembly. I'm sure they run pretty cheap for the 4S now.
     
  11. Vicrooloo macrumors regular

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    There aren't a lot of people in the world who would get offended if given a brand new phone.
     

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