iPhone repair advice needed--screen replacement?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Maui19, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. Maui19 macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2007
    My wife dropped her iPhone, which resulted in the white screen of death. The phone is otherwise working properly as far as I can tell. I tried doing all the various resets, to no avail.

    After doing a little research, I decided the problem might be a loose screen connector. I opened the phone, and carefully checked the connectors. Connector 1 popped off the second I touched it. Connectors 2 and 3 were seated firmly. I reattached everything and closed up the phone. I powered up and got nothing--the screen was black, but the phone still worked.

    I was extremely careful during the repair. Everything came apart and went back together easily. No tugging, pulling etc.

    So now I'm wondering if I should replace the LCD and digitizer, or just forget about it. I would sell it on eBay as is, but I can't figure out how to erase all the info on the phone (my wife is using my old phone and I upgraded to a 3GS, so this is really a spare phone).

    Any suggestions on how to proceed? (FWIW, no Apple store within 5 hours of here.)
  2. phpeters87 macrumors member


    Nov 9, 2009
    A 3rd party can usually repair it for about $100

    Do a search on craigslist for iPhone repair, or Google.

    You may have to send your phone in and wait a few days to get it back.

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