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    strange lines across screen !?...
    Hi Guys

    for some reason i have no clue about, my trusty iPhone 3GS has started showing these lines or stripes horizontally across its screen.
    in everyday use they don't REALLY interfere but they ARE annoying & i'm afraid if left unattended they might develop into something worse ?
    if the screen background is clear ( white, tray, etc.. depending on app used ) the lines display as black & vice versa - very odd....

    please check photo here :
    the ''freakish lines'' | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    as you can see on the attached photo, i chose to photograph the iPhone's screen just before it disconnects so you can clearly see the lines

    does anyone have ANY idea why this is happening ? & how to cure it if possible...

    any help will be VERY welcome, many thanks in advance

    cheers

    Nuno

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    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    That's a pretty old iPhone, but that alone wouldn't be causing that effect. Has it been manhandled, dropped, had any accidents or contact with liquids?

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    intel 17'', 2Ghz I-Mac replaced under warranty by an alu 20'' iMac
    Hi Chas

    as you say it IS a few years old & despite it's Otterbox protective case, yes, it has had it's fair share of ''falls'' - a few i managed to prevent a direct hit with the pavement by quickly placing my foot under it but....on a couple of occasions i couldn't !

    however having said that, last time it fell was quite a while ago... :-(

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    I'd be inclined to say all that abuse has finally taken its toll ... it is as these things go an old phone ... something on the logic board is finally giving it up would be my guess ...

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    I would try a replacement screen, the LCD does not cost much to buy and is really easy to change. LCD Screen Replacement Kit for Apple iPhone 3GS
    Amazon.com: LCD Screen Replacement Kit for Apple iPhone 3GS: Cell Phones & Accessories
    At most it will take 15 minutes to change.

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    Main-11" Air, iPhone 6+, iPad Mini 3, Hi-Fi Extras- Too many to count
    Sorry posted twice!

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