Issues on iPhone 4 Reassembly

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by abriggs, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. abriggs macrumors newbie

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    I recently ordered a new front screen for my iPhone 4 from iCracked that came with a kit and instructions for repair. Last night I spent around 2 hours disassembling and reassembling my phone. I didn't encounter any problems and everything seemed to fit together correctly, but the speaker feels loose and because of that, I can't slide the back cover back on. I'm sure that can be fixed by going through the process again, although I'm not sure how it happened as the other pieces fit properly.
    Importantly, when I turn on the device, the backlight comes on, but it is almost entirely black except for a few horizontal green/yellow stripes along the sides and a small, dark, blue fingerprint shape in the upper-right corner. I haven't been able to find any information about how to fix this online. I can slide to unlock and the unlocking sound registers, but I can't do anything else. The home button seems to be nonfunctional and I can't turn to phone back off without disconnecting the battery. I've tried switching between vibrate and ringer, but the vibration does not register.
    The phone is essentially useless at this point, so I'm considering taking it in for repairs or a replacement. Is there anything I can do myself or common errors that I could check inside the phone, or would it be best to leave it to the professionals?

    Thanks!
     
  2. abriggs thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I went ahead and disassembled my iPhone again and managed to fit everything back together almost perfectly. The camera seems a little out of place and the back still won't slide back on, but everything else fits snugly without being forced. The vibration module now works as well as the speakers and lock/home buttons. The screen still isn't functioning properly, but now it shifts between a variety of colors and striped patterns rather than being static. On one reboot I saw the bar at the top appear briefly showing "AT&T" and my battery percentage, but it faded out to black after a few seconds. I'm convinced at this point that the problem is either in the screen itself or the connector between the screen and logic board, although I'm hesitant to purchase another new one without any other input.

    Does anyone have any advice for this situation or instructions on how to troubleshoot it? Should I send it in for repairs? Please help me out here!
     
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  4. abriggs thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No luck. I followed that video the first time and found the reassembly part too. The screen has been getting all sorts of odd colors and patterns. Everything else functions normally. I've been able to navigate through muscle-memories to play music and open apps. I'm going to take it in to the AT&T Store to see if I can get a replacement. My two year contract is up, so it should work out alright.
     

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