Second generation of iPhone. Model A1241 / 8 or 16 GB capacity / black or white plastic back. Repair is more straightforward than the first iPhone. requires screwdrivers, prying, and suction tools.

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Water damaged, .5 inch deadzone, that can´t turn off?


I have no "physical" damage on the unit. the display has a dead zone about 1/2" wide, on the left side, which crazily worked this past week for ca. 5 days then went back to non sensitivity again - this was after the battery ran totally dead so the unit had been shut down previously.

The power button physically functions, but nothing registers when pushed, so I can´t turn it on and off.

What should I do with this unit?

I could open it up, but is it a matter of connections or something else. - What do you think?

My suspicion is actually that the mother board is okay, as the GPS and other stuff seem to work okay.

I´d be grateful to get some insight on this.

Thanks in advance, and thanks for this usefull website!

Best Regards from Sweden,


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It's probably the digitizer. You can order the part from here and use the guide here to replace it.

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