replaced the iphone 3g screen - now horizontal lines

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by junithanx, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. junithanx macrumors newbie

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    After my iphone took a swim, the screen worked fine, however it was very light - like the contrast was turned up. i could use it just fine, but decided to buy a replacement screen because they are cheap..

    after i replaced my screen, i turned my phone back on. I can see that there is color, however there are white horizontal lines going across the screen every 1/32". is this a problem with the screen? should i send it back and ask for a replacement? i wasn't sure if there was an issue with the connection. this issue did not occur prior to replacing the screen.

    ps. everything else on the phone still works fine.

    new symptom: when i press the home button to turn the unit on, sometimes it is a blank white screen before i can see any picture (with horizontal lines)
     
  2. junithanx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    new symptom: now screen is totally white.

    Is this an LCD failure? Don't think it's the white screen of death.
     
  3. germanjulian macrumors regular

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    the screen could be faulty but also the connection between screen and hardware board could be the issue...

    the only way u can test it to "try" with a new screen/cable/etc.

    good luck.
     
  4. junithanx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the response. The only reason I did not think it was the connection is because the other screen worked fine. I guess you are right though, I will obtain a new screen. Hopefully the seller will mail me a new one..

    PS. I did notice that the connector for the screen to the board came off very easily. However, I tried turning the phone on with the connector pressed down to ensure it was 100% connected and got the same effect.
     

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