How do I fix my iPhone with dead strip at the bottom?
I have a broken iPhone 3G, and I'm not exactly sure about what I need to replace.
I can't touch the bottom fifth of the screen - it simply won't respond at all, including the keyboard. As well, the small stripes won't seem to go away no matter what I do, and looks like it's stuck on the display. That's the area where it won't respond.
I've looked at the products on iFixit, and I'm a bit hesitant to follow the guide which involves using a heat gun/blow dryer, and I'd appreciate it if there was a solution that didn't involve heating something up and removing parts off it (Hopefully I can just buy that frame or whatever it is).
I have a few pictures of the problem:
There are dead strips at the bottom where the coloring is different.
I cannot touch, and it won't respond to me touching below that striped area.
Hopefully it might be a bit easier to see it here.
I'd really appreciate it if I knew specifically what parts I needed to buy, like the digitizer, LCD screen, bezel, or any other parts needed to fix this without a hot gun/hair dryer.
Links would be helpful.
Looks like you have dead pixels on your LCD. this should NOT prevent the digitizer from working on those areas. SO , to me it looks like you will need to change the LCD and the digitizer. The instructions are here and no heat involved. I would go with replacing the whole display assembly, available here as well as here and many other places ;-) It is easier to replace the assembly, trust me on that.
It depends how confident you are with the repair.
I have never bought an assembly and think the components are an easy enough repair.
On ebay you can get a Digitizer and LCD for about £15 / $22
The parts have always worked for me and takes about 10-15 minutes to fit.
Its your call as OT's suggestion would be slightly easier, and slightly quicker but cost a lot more.
As far as the quality if you look through the listings on ebay many sellers offer 12 month warranties on their parts too!