Gray Horizontal lines on iPhone screen

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ssray23, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. ssray23

    ssray23 New Member

    Oct 28, 2008

    Lately, I have observed fine gray horizontal lines developing towards the bottom of my iPod screen. These lines cut across the icon text "Safari, iPod, Photos, Phone" on the dock.

    My iPhone has the original 2G phone hardware with the latest software updates from Apple installed.

    Did anyone face this type of issue?

    Any solution/ideas how to make these lines disappear? They make my phone look real ugly.

    Update : I have attached a screen shot of my iPhone. Very surprisingly, the gray lines do not appear on the screen shots! Does this lead to any clues?

    Thanks in advance,
    Suddha Satta Ray

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  2. Saverino

    Saverino Zealot

    Jun 1, 2008
    I would say Restore.

    You aren't jailbroken or anything... Wouldn't hurt...
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  4. Rip

    Rip Member

    Oct 23, 2007
    The screen shot isn't actually your screen but what is being written to you screen. It's worth restoring to try and fix it, though it sounds like a hardware fault to me.
  5. ssray23

    ssray23 New Member

    Oct 28, 2008
    Thanks for the responses.

    Restoring did not help. Those ugly lines are still there!
    It seems its not a software/data issue, but an unfortunately, a hardware (LCD) issue.

    My only hope is to have a iPhone Hardware specialist look at it and get the LCD replaced.

    Just thinking loud, is there anything called "Hardware Reset" for the iPhone? Will that help?

    Suddha Satta Ray
  6. ssray23

    ssray23 New Member

    Oct 28, 2008
  7. Rip

    Rip Member

    Oct 23, 2007
    There us a guy on ModMyi forum that does repairs if you have a search.

    If I come across him I'll post back.
  8. mrkdb415

    mrkdb415 New Member

    Oct 27, 2009
    The same thing happened to my 2G iPhone 2 days ago..intially black spot appeared and then it grew into a line.

    Is there any solution provider for this problem in Mumbai/Banglore?

    ~ mrkdbefore15
  9. The Apple

    The Apple Zealot

    Aug 2, 2007
    If you screenshot the issue and the line appears on the screenshot, it would be a software issue (highly unlikely). If you screenshot and email it to yourself, a perfect image without the problem would indicate a hardware issue of some kind that would need to be repaired.
  10. Ketan.Krishna

    Ketan.Krishna New Member

    Feb 14, 2010
    Dude, I have developed a similar problem in my iPhone. Can you share how did you rectify this?
  11. liron021

    liron021 New Member

    Jun 12, 2010
    hello guys! i've red this wall and i'm in shock with your advices to "ssray23"'s problem. so, all the way from Israel i'm coming to rescue.
    i've register that site only for that message. :)
    anyway, gray horizontal lines on iPhone screen is caused by a hit or drop that your poor iPhone has been through.
    the gray horizontal lines that you see is dameged pixels that can't be solve by reset\ hard reset\restore or any other stupid advice that i've red here. Gray horizontal line means that, that's it. there's no way back but to go to a iPhones lab for LCD screen replacement.
    you have got to do it fast as you can cause in most cases the gray liquid lines can ruin the whole iPhone (short circuit ).
    if you want to fix it in a cheaper way you can just buy the LCD screen part from Ebay and go to the lab with it or fix it youself (there is plenty of "how to..." youtube videos that explain how to replace it.
    hope i have helped... good luck with it...

    p.s- sorry for my broken English
  12. saurabh8285

    saurabh8285 New Member

    Oct 24, 2010
    same is happening with me dear all.. poor iPhones.. :( last night there were few dots / n after few hours they turned into lines.. the grey lines felt likr crying :(

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