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well i got the broken iphone today... seller described a broken digitizer.. me thinkin easy replacement but now I may be wrong. upon opening it up ribbin #3 was hanging
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    Default is my 3g dead...
    well i got the broken iphone today... seller described a broken digitizer.. me thinkin easy replacement but now I may be wrong. upon opening it up ribbin #3 was hanging by a thread.. judged on the missing screws the seller has opened it up and tried to repair it.

    So anyways lcd looks fine, i made sure all the ribbons were plugged in right ((#1 & 2) and try to power up the phone.. nothing happens. the phone doesn't make any sounds like when you plug into your charger, how ever it is recognised by my computer and itunes, i am able to get access to the pictures that were left on it.

    what could be wrong... Could the LCD just be dead or could it be that the logic board is fried?

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    the lcd could be dead.

    you might as well order a new digitizer/lcd, and a new #3 flex cable.

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    Yeah im planning to order the LCD + digitizer set, the ribbon #3 is the sensors isnt it?

    but im just worried that it might be something else and im going to waist like $80 on a brick

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    I could be the mobo, could just be the LCD. Without having the proper tools to examen the board there's no way of telling - aside from throwing another LCD on it and seeing what happens.

    If its been taken apart before, thats usually a bad sign, but the LCD is pretty easy to break also if you dont know what your doing.

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    what i a mobo is that the port where the lcd ribbon plugs in?
    what kind of tools are we talkin here?

    also how would i replace ribbon #3
    thanks.

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    mobo = "motherboard"

    Ribbon #3 is the earipiece and proximity sensor, if its broke you just gotta buy a new one.

    Tools meaning if something is wrong with the mobo it may need to be probed to see if there are any dead spots on the board......if your asking then its not something you can do.

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    Alright, I think the speakers dead too lol
    it doesn't make the sounds that normaly happens when you plug it into like charge.

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