iPhone Screen Replacement Problems

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Qman46, May 27, 2011.

  1. Qman46 macrumors newbie

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    So I recently got my screen replaced by JetCity in Chicago for $140... two days later I dropped my phone and the screen shattered again. This time I was determined to change the screen myself. I ordered a new screen, took apart the phone without any kinks, replaced the screen, made sure everything was connected, and put the phone back together. I turned it on and all I saw was a blue vertical bar across the center of the screen, which stayed there for awhile, until the phone finished booting up and then the phone screen went into standby or whatever. I can connect the phone to the computer and it's recognized by iTunes, so everything else in the phone appears to be working except the output to the screen. Thinking it was a faulty replacement screen, I connected my old cracked screen back up, and the same blue bars appeared. I'm not sure what to do at this point. If anyone has any clue as to what the problem is, PLEASE tell me. I've had an iPhone since the original came out and I've been using a $4.99 att goPhone as a replacement and I'm slowly dying while attempting to use it day to day... I'll attach photos of what the phone now looks like when I press the home button to wake it up. Any ideas are MUCH appreciated.
     

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  2. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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    Try to hard reset the phone and see if it works. If not, then your LCD is dead and needs to replace.
     
  3. Qman46 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hard reset doesn't fix it, and both LCD's are doing this, even the new replacement, so it makes me think it's not the screen.. something wrong with the logic board I'm guessing. Is there anything else it could be?
     
  4. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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    There are 2 part to the screen assembly.

    1. Digitizer.
    2. LCD.

    I believe you only changed the digitize and not the LCD. You need to take this apart, it held by 6 screws, 3 of them under the black tape.
     
  5. Qman46 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I def changed the LCD as well as the digitizer. I removed all the screws on the sides and corners and took the entire front panel off, and replaced it with the new one I had ordered which included a new LCD. I think I'm outa options at this point
     
  6. RafaelT macrumors 65816

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    It's possible you messed up one of the connections when you were changing the screen. If that is the case then you might be out of luck.

    I don't think Apple will do a $199 out of warranty replacement if the phone contains aftermarket parts.
     

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