iPhone turns on, but screen is just black!

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ambo, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. ambo macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    I got caught in a downpour with the phone off. Long story short, i plugged it in when I got home and it felt like the battery had shorted out. It was hot as hell! I quickly unplugged it, but it was too late. Wouldn't charge and wouldn't turn on.

    I bought a new battery, replaced it, and voila! *da dink!* it started to charge immediatly after plugging it in. So I go to turn it on...screen backlight looks to turn on, but it's all black. Everything, black. However, the PC recognizes an iPhone got plugged in. Okay, so it's powering on. I put in a SIM card and call the #. *MARIMBA!* It's alive! But, screen is still black.... Doh!

    Did the LCD get fried or is the motherboard fried?

    HELP!
     
  2. kAoTiX macrumors 6502

    kAoTiX

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    Midlands, UK
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    If you replaced the battery you sound like you know how to take the phone apart. Buy a replacement LCD off eBay as they're really quite cheap and replace it.

    You really don't have any other option from what I can see. Other than that put it on eBay and buy a new one!
     
  3. ambo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's actually exactly what I'm going to replace. LCD is on it's way to my house.

    I already bought a 3GS but I'd like to get the 3G fixed and sell it on eBay to recoup some of the 3GS costs:(
     

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