Weird issue after repair.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Eallan, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. Eallan macrumors 6502

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    OK I replaced my glass and my screen tonight.

    Everything went ok, it looks good, fit together right, etc.

    However, the backlight goes out if i press somewhat hard on the top half of the screen. It's almost as if there is a short or something, or i'm grounding out the back light. It's very very hard to explain. Is there something obvious I might have missed when reconnection? Should some contact not be touching somewhere?

    Thanks.
     
  2. gospel9 macrumors regular

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    it's the proximity sensor that turns off the backlight and touch screen when it detects your face / skin / etc. It is at the top :)


    Mind if I ask what happened to the glass?
     
  3. yode macrumors 6502

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    i don't think hes THAT stupid

    anyway he said he was touching the top half of the "screen". The proximity sensor is at the way top of the bezel.
     
  4. Eallan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I dropped it on concrete and got a few scratches that drove me nuts. Yea it's not the proximity sensor as it happens all the time not just on phone calls and only happens with pressure. Also the screen stays on just the backlight goes out.
     
  5. benflick macrumors 68020

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    Maybe a quick solution: Don't press somewhat hard on the top half of the screen.
     
  6. Eallan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Seems a bit like a workaround rather than a solution ;)
     
  7. benflick macrumors 68020

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    Workaround, Solution, same thing. Really I have no idea what this could be
     
  8. Eallan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    haha neither do I i've been looking up and down to see what could be grounding out and have nothing.
     

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