Screen turns white but ONLY after the iPhone goes to "sleep"?
I recently did a front panel replacement using the iFixit kit on my iPhone 3GS and while everything appeared to work fantastic at first I faced the dreaded "white screen of death" after the phone'd gone to "sleep" mode. I am very puzzled by this because the general advice seems to be to make sure the connection is good which would make sense if the iPhone ALWAYS had a white screen (not the case).
The thing is the phone boots up perfect and both the LCD and the digitizer are functioning great... As long as I don't mind having the phone NEVER auto-lock things are wonderful... the moment the phone locks there's no way to "kick" it out of the white screen mode short of rebooting it completely [POWER + HOME button for 10 sec] but then the same behavior can be observed once again (crystal clear image immediately after the reboot, white screen of death if I let the display go to sleep).
I've tried doing a complete iOS restore in hopes that it's some sort of a weird software glitch [perhaps iOS didn't appreciate the digitizer being swapped on it, I had the phone powered down during the operation but still...] and sadly that didn't help at all.
Any & all suggestions are welcome & thanks in advance to anyone who attempts to help me out!
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I'm having same problem.
My logic board was overheating due to failure of chip for charging battery. So I bought another logic board for 3Gs over eBay. After putting it to my 3Gs i was thrilled to see it working, but after first lock/sleep phone gets WSOD and only thing that works to get out of it is to reset the phone. I'm still stuck with this problem.
I just had this same problem with an iPhone 3G, combined with random reboots on wake. I just replaced the proximity sensor and now it's working perfectly again. Maybe the #3 connector acts as a sort of ground... Either way, it's 100% working again. So, nickdotvr, it seems that the #3 connector can be the problem.
Just try a new one. Luckily I had 2 working spares laying around from old broken screens.
With the iPhone 3G rebooting on its own it could be the power button that misplaced itself. I was having the same problem after replacing the housing on my iPhone and after realizing the problem I just unscrewed the screws to the power button and pushed the chrome button itself (the one that you press to sleep/power off) up and then screw the power button back in. Power you device on and you shouldn't have this problem again!