iPhone 4

Fourth generation iPhone. Repair is straightforward, but the front glass and LCD must be replaced as a unit. GSM / 8, 16, or 32 GB capacity / Model A1332 / Black and White.

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iPhone 4 is working but screen is black?

Yesterday I dropped my phone, and it was working fine when I picked it up to check it, but a few minutes later the screen went black. I know it was still working, because I was still receiving phone calls, texts, and mail. I even took a picture with it.

I've tried holding the home and lock button. I also tried holding the lock button while constantly pressing the home button, but I think the problem with this is that my home button barely worked before the drop. I've tried to reset it and put it in DFU mode, but nothing is working. :( Note that I can't take it to the shop because it's jailbroken.

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Same thing has happened to mine so I restored it and my screen is still black and I can still hear everything. What do I do?

by michal

My home button doesnt work!

please help me asap! :(

what can i do to get my phone back on track!

by Sid

Same happened to me but with iphone 5c and only about .75 of the screen :(

by 18lucky17 the wannabe gamer

My iphone screen is black, it turns on screen still black makes sounds I have done the following and nothing is working still:

Hard reset, took off the back and held down both top and bottom buttons.

by April Tracey

I just got my screen replaced (they tried two different screens) and this did the same thing, except the screen flashes back on when I take a screen shot. Which means the screen has the ability to work but something's not right...

by Doc Brown

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You may have bumped the LCD connector off in the drop. Removing the rear glass is easy, and you won't have to do anything fiddly like removing screws inside the phone. You'll need a pentalobe screwdriver to remove the back, but that's it. Follow the Display Assembly Replacement guide and skip to the step that shows the LCD connector. The LCD connector should be second from the left. (The digitizer is on top of it.) Just give it a good push to seat it back in place and then retest your phone.

iPhone 4 Display Assembly Image

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iPhone 4 Display Assembly Replacement

Difficulty: Difficult1 saat

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Worked for me taking the back off then the black plate at the top of the phone and pushed all the visible connectors down one clicked and hay presto the phone now works :)

Thanks very much saved me a fortune

My daughters iPhone 4 was working but the screen was just black!

by Joanne Miles

as suggested previously,just took back plate off and pushed everything down a few times, and it worked! Thanks so much for advice.

by mmelibrarian

Your option worked for me. For people not having the right screw driver. Use a nail to take button screws of.

by Barney

thanks alot i also have the same problem i thought it was totally broked down,still i can feel the vibration of my phone and i can also here its sounds,the thing is its all blacked out!..iv read your threads on how to fix it,totally works! thanks for all the suggestion it may sure help other users with the same problem..more powers thanks a lot!

by damayoonin

My screen turned black too!

Also my home button is not working!

What should i do?

by Sid

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Don't panic at all. If the screen is black, but you can still hear sound and the phone still works, just do this:

Hold down the home and lock buttons at the same time for 10-15 seconds and you'll see the Apple logo. This will work 100%—unless there is something seriously wrong. I hope I've helped!

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Dan that worked for me. thank you

by maryann

Thanks a ton.. holding it for 10-15 seconds works !!

Regards

Akkum

by akkum

This happened to me and holding the top and bottom buttons together worked I had new screen by a cheap repair shop and its never been the same since. Need new phone nut at least it works now

by michelle askwith

i got the same issues and by holding home and lock button togather it comes back.

thnx maryann

by Waqas Ismail

I tried the home and lock button solution- it worked! I'm very happy.

Thank you

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just put it upside down and give a smack on its back and it will work

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Thank you I did that & it was working again once I restarted :)

by The FinalWarrior

just put it upside down give a smack on its back and it will be ok

by rafay mir

just put it upside down give a smack on its back and it will be ok

January 11 by rafay mir

Above suggestion worked perfectly for my Sony Xperia Z1 . One tight smack and it came to life

by Naser Jaidi

yup this works and my phone has come to life again

by Abdullah

Brilliant tip! Worked a treat-chuffed :)

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My iPhone is the same, i can here that its working and can use Siri to text and make all my calls, but the screen is completely black until it randomly came back one day. Now the same issue has happened again this is the 3rd time actually but I've figured out a way which fixes it instantly...

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Just hold the home button and tell Siri to turn up your screen brightness and its back!

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Only works for Iphone 4+ you may also need IOS7. So connect to computer and update then try again. Hope this has helped some of you.

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when my iPhone is black screen and working the sound. when I hold power botton and home bottom and I say tell siri turn up your screen brightness it work now I can see may application and other thank you very much for posting that

by Albari Yap

my iphone screen is black and ive got it on charge and thats doing nothing... i can still hear siri and ive told her to put the brightness but and she said"thats as highas it goes".what do i do....because my lock botton doesnt work.

by caitlyn ohara

I told siri to turn up my screen brightness and siri says calling 201934

is it my siri or does everyones do that

by kittycat

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1.Hold the Power button for 3 seconds

2.Hold the Home button without releasing the Power button for 10 seconds

3.Then the Apple Logo appears, and everything works as usual

First hold power button for 3 sec and dont relase it! and after 3 sec hold power and home buttons for 10 sec.

For 5 sec u must see Apple logo. If u dont see the Apple logo try go to the specialist. If u see Enjoy working i phone5!

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I tried your solution but it didn't work. My apple logo flashes up but nothing else. Please help me have only had phone for 1 year, don t expect to have to get rid of it now. : (

by kittycat

thank you so much. its help me a lot.

by Anit Rai

yes thank you so much i was going to peru in a few days and i was freaking out!!!!!!!!!!!!!! glasias

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This will sound absolutely ridiculous, trust me I thought it was. My daughter tried everything she could find online & had given up a week prior to me fixing the issue clean debris, hold power button & home button, different charging ports ,etc. .. I literally switched her vibrate button on the side back & forth a couple of times & the phone began charging right up .

It won't fix everyone's but it can't hurt to try. I still can hardly believe it was that simple.

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thanks this worked for me I cant believe its that simple

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Even I too had a problem of screen blank, however, all the functions were working but no display.

Remedy was held the lock & button for few seconds and it became ok.

The problem was,it was gone to sleep mode due to too many applications were open.

To close the many applications, just click two times of home button and swipe upward all the applications. thats it.

Regards

rgk

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If you cannot hard restart due to faulty buttons just disconnect and reconnect the battery if screen is still black then it's either screen is not connected correctly or it's faulty

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Thank you so much. Worked for me. I have defective home button. And find my Iphone setting is on so I can't restore it thru computer. My battery is 100% and I dont want to wait days. So I cant try anything else but this. And my phone back to life. :D :* :))))) Again, Thank you soooooooooooooooooooooo much!

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I tried the home and lock button solution- it worked! Thank you. Lionel

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thanks for giving this suggestion it really works.. thanks

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I need help with my no phone 4 bad

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My iPhone 4 turned black and I can still hear it and I tried the home button and power button but it did not work at all and I let it sit for a day on my tv and I tried to turn it back on but it still did not work at all.

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my iPhone 4 is kinda weird. the screen is black, and has some blue, red, orange lines on it. when someone calls, it rings. i even remember my password (where the numbers are located on the screen) I can hear the sound. I have tried the suggestions but i still cant see any apple logo :(

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Thanks my iphone4 was blackout and didn't work, when i rang to it from other phone ring is going but not reaching at my iphone4. I did the same by pressing the 2 buttons and it worked. Thanks

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My phone doesn't worked I tried the home and button and the on button but it didnt work what should i do my phone was wet from my bag being wet and it went off after that i tried charging it or putting it on the rice for 24 hours and 9 hours and charging it again but still nothing and then I tried Ur method of the button thingy but it dint work what SHOULD I DO PLEASE REPLY QUICK ANYONE

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Samee :( idk what to do , you got solutions ?

by Jose Raymondo

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Just hold the home button and the power button for 15 sec and then the apple logo will show up like in 5 sec or more but the logo stays there for a while then it starts working

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I tried other things but they didn't work until this

by melissahernandez2004

Thank you! Nothing worked until this!!

by sarajanicew

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Even though it is jailbroken, Apple still has to service it for any hardware issues. If you can reseat the LCD and digitizer cable, that may fix the issue. Otherwise it probably needs a new screen assembly. While you're at it, might as well fix the home button too while you're down there. But if it's in warranty, Apple should replace it for free unless it is clearly physically damaged.

Pat

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You can check the internal connectors beneath EMI shield if they are properly connected or not. If not they you may need to order a new replacement screen and replace it by watching some online YouTube tutorials.

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David - I think adding anything here is a bit of a waste look how old the Question is and the level score the answer from Polly has. Clearly its the more logical.

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Holding the home button down and lock screen button for ages worked for me! had to do it twice, but its good now

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take down the screen to see whethere the cable is broken or get loose.

if not . maybe the screen is broken.

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I take the battery out blow the inside and put the battery back in. An easy way to fix the screen

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This same thing happened to me and none of these options work so I took the back off and took the battery and display connectors off then plugged it back in and it turned on. if you have questions text me at 513-815-8107

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[*** SOLUTION ***]

i was having the same problem, but i get my iphone screen lightening once again

all you have to do is just

  • Press/Hold is HOME button and POWER/LOCK (on/off) button for 10-15 seconds, you'll get the iphone RESTART,

the apple logo will appear, i hope it helps

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i have both the lock button and the home button ruined ,and the same problem. what do I do?

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