So with the rumor of the new iPhone coming out in a month or so, I figured I would be nice and replace the semi-scuffed back cover on my iPhone with a new one I ordered, so it looks oh so nice. I prepped the operating table last night, ready to perform the phonegery (phone surgery), and got most of the way done. I then looked at the replacement back cover I purchased, and noticed some of the screw holes didn't have metal fasteners to hold the screws (aka they would just slip out). Well wth. So I started attempting a put-back-together operation. Oh my god. What was I thinking? The screws are about the size of sperm, so its impossible to get the darn things on the end of the screwdriver. Then there are so many parts, and augh. Well I finally got everything in order after a few tantrums and a couple hours of swearing at myself, pressed power, saw the Apple logo D), then the screen went white and shut off. Crap. Mind you I hadn't yet snapped the thing completely together yet, so I wiggled some ribbon cables, nothing. Toggled the vibrate switch, and it buzzed. Plugged it in, and it made the *connect* sound. So the thing is functional. BUT the screen is now not showing anything. Crap. To make matters worse, I have no replacement phone. I gave my mom my old Razr after I got my iPhone EDGE. So now I am phoneless, and it is a total craptastic feeling. So what do I do? Send it to a repair place for a $50 eval and repair + $ for parts, just sell it as a parts iPhone (which I dont want to do because if some yoyo gets it working, they have access to all my personal data), or just sit on it until the new one comes out and replace it temporarily with a crappy phone? I qualify for a 2 year contract renewal with AT&T right now, so I could head into a store and leave 5 minutes later with a new phone, but I really want that new iPhone and its sooooo close. I am stupid. Case in point, do not attempt self repairs.