iPhone X iPhone X defective screen - touch not working

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by wills11, Nov 3, 2017.

  1. wills11 macrumors member

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    Received my iPhone X from Apple preorder today and was just finishing setting it up -- I was even able to make a phone call -- when the screen suddenly became completely unresponsive to touch.

    I have been on with Apple Support via chat and have restored to factory default via iTunes -- no help. And their best response is to walk into a store and see if they can exchange it, or make an appointment for repair. They can't even tell me what local stores might have stock for exchange. They just give me the phone number for my local store, which says they have too many calls and automatically hangs up on me.

    This is how Apple deals with a defective $1150 phone? Pretty pathetic.
     
  2. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    Just go into the store. They’ll have replacements. They always do. I’m not sure what else you want them to do. Worst case they ship you a new one. Literally any other phone manufacturer today defaults to that.
     
  3. alphaod macrumors Core

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    They'll replace it. You'll get a "factory refurb" unit, but it'll actually be new because there hasn't been any phones that could have been refurbished.
     
  4. wills11 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the reply. I thought that they wouldn't have replacements in stock, and have been on hold with the store for almost 30 minutes. Guess I could head over there...
     
  5. arthursiew macrumors 6502

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    I'm having the same issue too, except I got it from T-Mobile. If I need to replace it, do I have to get it from T-Mobile?
     
  6. wills11 thread starter macrumors member

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    Mine is a T-Mobile phone bought from Apple -- not sure if that's relevant...
     
  7. Diputs28 macrumors newbie

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    I'm having a similar problem. First I couldn't restore from my 11.2 beta backup, then after updating to 11.1, the touchscreen no longer worked. Tried hard resetting a few times and can't get past the lock screen telling me I successfully updated to 11.1. I'm also not loving the off axis screen tint.

     
  8. wills11 thread starter macrumors member

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    Out of curiousity -- did yours work initially and then conk out?
     
  9. arthursiew macrumors 6502

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    Yes. I had it all set up and then after changing the SIM card, it stopped working.
     
  10. wills11 thread starter macrumors member

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    Exactly the same issue. That's really weird.
     
  11. arthursiew macrumors 6502

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    It stopped working for you after you changed your SIM card?
     
  12. Ntombi macrumors 68040

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    Go to the Apple Store if you can. They’ll have replacements. T-Mobile may or may not yet.
     
  13. arthursiew macrumors 6502

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    I'm guessing if I ordered it from T-Mobile, I'll have to deal with it with T-Mobile?
     
  14. Ntombi macrumors 68040

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    I don’t think so. It’s still under warranty with Apple. This is a warranty issue, not a refund issue.
     
  15. Jjayf macrumors 6502

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    Not entirely so.. Manufacturers will fix units that failed in quality control and sell them as refurbs.. They are as new, but won't be sent to retail.
     
  16. tHe Rk macrumors newbie

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    Had the same issue... reboot using this method. Fixed it.

    How To Hard Reset / Force Restart iPhone X:

    Step 1: Press the Volume Up button and then release, followed quickly by pressing and releasing the Volume Down button.

    Step 2: Now quickly press and hold the Side button until you see the device’s screen turn off, followed by Apple logo showing up on the device.

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    Step 3: Once the Apple logo appears on screen, release the Side button to complete the force restart cycle.
     
  17. wills11 thread starter macrumors member

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    Hard reset didn't work for me -- just took it into Apple Store, and they exchanged it.
     
  18. bopajuice Suspended

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    Nope got to Apple. They service and warranty the phone.

    I bought a 6 plus from AT&T, had an issue, took it to Apple for a replacement.

    Bought a MacBook Air at Best Buy, had an issue, took it to Apple they replaced it.

    And so on...
     
  19. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    Retreading my post it sounded like I was short. I’m sorry if it was taken that way at all. The reality is they’re slammed right now. Aside from the iPhone 8 lunch it’s been this way every year. They’ll take care of you.

    Good luck!
     
  20. wills11 thread starter macrumors member

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    Not at all -- like I said, I appreciated the reply. They were slammed, yet they tracked me down a sealed and unopened replacement and did right by me -- with 10 minutes until they closed...
     
  21. rtw07 macrumors newbie

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    Same problem here! Worked fine initially. Left it alone while it was installing the apps, came back and the screen no longer responded to touch. Tried a hard reset and restored thru iTunes with no luck. Don't bother calling Apple about the issue... they told me my only option was to return the phone for a refund then reorder at the current wait time.
     
  22. wills11 thread starter macrumors member

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    That was not my experience -- I went in, told them I'd preordered it, and they exchanged it. The guy at the Genius Bar said he'd seen one other phone do the same today, but couldn't remember if it was T-Mobile or not.

    Was yours T-Mobile, by any chance?

    I'm restoring mine now, and thinking about getting T-Mobile to switch me to the new SIM rather than swapping in the old one...
     
  23. rtw07 macrumors newbie

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    It's AT&T. We ordered through AUP. The nearest Apple store for us is almost two hours away. I honestly didn't think they would have any stock left. Might make the trip this weekend...
     
  24. melb0028 macrumors newbie

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    Same exact issue here. Mine stopped working as soon as I updated to 11.1 Hard reset, and itunes full restore did not resolve the problem. Unfortunately, my new iphone is totally unusable now.
     
  25. benhinc macrumors newbie

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    I've had the same issue others have described, except my screen seemed to fail as I was using it. It was very sluggish and slow, as if the processor was having a hard time handling everything even though I knew this was highly unlikely. Eventually, my touch inputs stopped being registered altogether. I rebooted the phone twice and got to the lock screen both times but I'm unable to swipe up to unlock. If I hold down the volume and side buttons to get slide to unlock, that is unresponsive as well.
     

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