touch screen problem

lvertel

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hello people !

i have an iPhone 2g, with no guarantee anymore !

my iPhone fell down and the screen got broken.i repaired it by replacing the screen with a new one.

after some time(2months), my iPhone(i had a case) fell down from really little height and on soft surface. everything is perfect(the screen is not broken at all), but the touch screen is not responding at all !

is it possible that the touchscreen is broken because of that little hit? or maybe just some connection cables got off ?

what should i do ? i don't have guarantee anymore...

please help me how to repair my iPhone (if i can, without buying a brand new screen again)
 

oldertwin

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You could try to open it up again and see if the digitizer cable is loose.
 

iphonewarrior

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Right, this happened to me.

But my initial reason for taking it apart wasn't for repair, it was to change the back plate...

Anyways as I was saying, I dropped my phone roughly 1 foot. It fell onto a semi-soft surface- there were no visible signs of damage at all.

The problems I encountered were;

I could make and receive calls, but I no-one could hear me.
The phone wouldn't charge up (even though it actually was, it just didn't display)
Home button ceased to function.

Fix- took it apart to find one of the ribbon cables within the phone, became slightly unseated, not making the correct contact/circuit.

After putting the wire in the correct place, I put my phone back together and flashed it up and all my problems were solved.
Be extra careful when putting the phone back together, it's so easy to accidentally pull a ribbon cable out of position, especially on the 3g/3gs

hope this helps.
 

lvertel

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thank you guys. I hope this will work. I will open my iPhone in next couple of days, as i am waiting for my friend to give me the opening tools !
 

RossMc

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You should get yourself a suction cup to open the phone it seems to be easier than using one of the opening tools avaliable.
 

iphonewarrior

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You should get yourself a suction cup to open the phone it seems to be easier than using one of the opening tools avaliable.
You need the case opening tools on a 2g phone. You will need to remove the small black plastic section at the bottom, then remove a few screws, then remove the back plate, then disconnect the ribbon cable, then remove more screws, remove a couple more... you get the picture, then you can remove the screen :sneaky:
 

lvertel

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i think ill go with the 2g tools. it worked for me the 1st time, it will work the 2nd time as well..

so its like 99% that its just the contact that is gone ?
because, is it possible that the touchscreen got broken in my case ?
 

RossMc

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You need the case opening tools on a 2g phone. You will need to remove the small black plastic section at the bottom, then remove a few screws, then remove the back plate, then disconnect the ribbon cable, then remove more screws, remove a couple more... you get the picture, then you can remove the screen :sneaky:
Ahh I see I have only ever removed the screen on the 3G that is why i said that.

I should check before posting next time lol :cool:
 

iphonewarrior

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Ahh I see I have only ever removed the screen on the 3G that is why i said that.

I should check before posting next time lol :cool:

I've done it in the past, I don't read the text properly. ;)