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    iPhone Screen Replacement Problems
    So I recently got my screen replaced by JetCity in Chicago for $140... two days later I dropped my phone and the screen shattered again. This time I was determined to change the screen myself. I ordered a new screen, took apart the phone without any kinks, replaced the screen, made sure everything was connected, and put the phone back together. I turned it on and all I saw was a blue vertical bar across the center of the screen, which stayed there for awhile, until the phone finished booting up and then the phone screen went into standby or whatever. I can connect the phone to the computer and it's recognized by iTunes, so everything else in the phone appears to be working except the output to the screen. Thinking it was a faulty replacement screen, I connected my old cracked screen back up, and the same blue bars appeared. I'm not sure what to do at this point. If anyone has any clue as to what the problem is, PLEASE tell me. I've had an iPhone since the original came out and I've been using a $4.99 att goPhone as a replacement and I'm slowly dying while attempting to use it day to day... I'll attach photos of what the phone now looks like when I press the home button to wake it up. Any ideas are MUCH appreciated.
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    I'm thinking when you dropped your phone the second time it may have damaged something on the logic board. If you're sure you replaced the screen correctly and have gone back over your work, it's likely something else was damaged in the drop besides the screen.

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    Well the sad thing is that the screen still worked fine, just the glass was broken. I just was growing tired of broken glass and wanted it replaced. The screen itself worked flawlessly... just cracked glass. I can swipe my finger along the bottom of the screen now and then tap around and I can hear the clicks as I hit the numbers to enter my passcode.. I just can't see what I'm hitting.

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    I see these kinds of scenarios all too often- honestly, you should've NEVER tried doing it yourself. The iPhone is not designed for average folks to repair it. All you had to do is take it to your nearest Apple Store and have them replace it. OR use AppleCare. NEVER try doing repairs yourself.
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    my friend has did something like this when his iphone fell in water .....
    he blow dry it (till a long time but didnt opened it)
    and now even people at istore in dubai are not able to repair it....

    so repairing of any electrical devices should left in hand of experts as otherwise you are going to get in trouble if not done properly
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    Quote Originally Posted by macguy90 View Post
    I see these kinds of scenarios all too often- honestly, you should've NEVER tried doing it yourself. The iPhone is not designed for average folks to repair it. All you had to do is take it to your nearest Apple Store and have them replace it. OR use AppleCare. NEVER try doing repairs yourself.
    I guess if you like to pay triple to get a new screen the you could do the above

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac Masta View Post
    I guess if you like to pay triple to get a new screen the you could do the above
    And when you do that they usually give you a whole new phone. Then send the phone out to get refurbished.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Qman46 View Post
    So I recently got my screen replaced by JetCity in Chicago for $140... two days later I dropped my phone and the screen shattered again. This time I was determined to change the screen myself. I ordered a new screen, took apart the phone without any kinks, replaced the screen, made sure everything was connected, and put the phone back together. I turned it on and all I saw was a blue vertical bar across the center of the screen, which stayed there for awhile, until the phone finished booting up and then the phone screen went into standby or whatever. I can connect the phone to the computer and it's recognized by iTunes, so everything else in the phone appears to be working except the output to the screen. Thinking it was a faulty replacement screen, I connected my old cracked screen back up, and the same blue bars appeared. I'm not sure what to do at this point. If anyone has any clue as to what the problem is, PLEASE tell me. I've had an iPhone since the original came out and I've been using a $4.99 att goPhone as a replacement and I'm slowly dying while attempting to use it day to day... I'll attach photos of what the phone now looks like when I press the home button to wake it up. Any ideas are MUCH appreciated.
    I get the same, have you got any solution yet?

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