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Greetings, My mother's iPhone is messed up and she is not entirely sure how, but she upgraded and gave me her old one to fix/sell. The screen is very "bright"
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    Question What part do I need? I believe water damage screen...
    Greetings,

    My mother's iPhone is messed up and she is not entirely sure how, but she upgraded and gave me her old one to fix/sell.

    The screen is very "bright" and fuzzy looking, with the iPhone graphics in the background but still having color just almost like a layer of bright fuzz on top of the actual graphics.

    I believe the LCD is needing to be replaced, but wanted to check with someone on here before I just go order parts as someone may have more knowledge than I.

    Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks!

    P.S. It is an iPhone 3G

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    Sounds like just an lcd problem and that should be all you need
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    Fantastic, thank you!

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    No problem please let us know if you encounter a problem we hare happy to help
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    I could actually use some help... I am looking these up on eBay and coming across "LCD Replacement Touch Screen Digitizer" as well as just a glass screen... I assume I need the LCD Replacement Touch Screen Digitizer.

    Is this correct or is there more I would need for this to be accurate?

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    Just the LCD the digi and glass are different ill send you a link to what you need in just a second

    http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...id=68816883653
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    Ordered, thanks a bunch Cowboy, appreciate your help with this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scmed27 View Post
    Ordered, thanks a bunch Cowboy, appreciate your help with this!
    No problem let me know if you need help with the install

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    I purchased the new one, I did the install, but it seems to have no effect on the screen, it is still the exact same as it was before. Any further suggestions?

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    Do a restore to rest all hardware
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    For some odd reason I cannot do a restore through iTunes.

    "The iPhone "Name" could not be restored. This device isn't eligible for the requested build."

    I am trying to do it with the newest version of iTunes on the newest Macbook Air with Lion.

    The iPhone is a 3G 4.2.1 (8C148) / 5.15.04

    I was able to do a restore of settings from within the iPhone itself but nothing when connected to my Macbook Air.

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    Make sure and clean your connector with some ipa and the start your phone back up. The oil from your fingers can cause a bad connection

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    I am not sure what IPA is (unless you mean some Indian Pale Ale, but I am sure this would damage it even more).

    I tried with a 2nd USB cord on a 2nd computer. No luck.

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    Isopropyl alcohol it will not damage it. It removes corrosion I use it all day long on phones....make sure it's 95% that's what I use

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    thank you, tried it out -- no luck - not sure what to do with this damn iPhone

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    Sell it as is for parts
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    I would try and pull the main board remove all chipset covers and give it a good scrubbing with ipa and a toothbrush. Let it dry and try again. And if that doesn't work...sell it as is....

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