CDMA version of the fourth generation iPhone. Repair is straightforward, but the front glass and LCD must be replaced as a unit. 16 or 32 GB / Model A1349 / CDMA compatibility.

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Inverted Screen (negative and bright colors) after Replacing Glass

I am having major problems with my phone! A few months ago, I cracked my screen. It worked totally fine, in fact I used it for like 2 months even after it was cracked because I could still use all of the features. When it got to the point where glass was chipping off, I decided it needed to be replaced. A good friend of my husband replaced it and it worked perfectly when he was done. About a week later I dropped it and the screen went blank. After charging it, it wouldn't turn on, but my alarm still went off and I could click the screen and hear it- just no display. It turned out that a wire just came disconnected and our good friend fixed it. THEN, another week later, I dropped it again (I know I'm horribly clumsy), but this time it wasn't even a foot off the ground. It was dead at the time and when I charged it and turned it back on, the screen looked really funky. All the colors were inverted and I could barely see anything. There is also a slight shutter/flashing in the background that makes it hard to see anything on the screen. I can still see everything and use it, it just isn't idea because all the colors are messed up and I can't see pictures well. Also, when you click on something new (for instance going from music to messages), it takes a few minutes for the previous image to fade. So when I am in music and then switch to messages, my messaging screen appears, but the music screen appears transparent in the background and then eventually fades. It's very odd. So we told our friend about it and he said a wire was probably just disconnected. We took it apart, but couldn't see anything really so we put it back together. THEN, there was this black splotch on the top right of the screen! What the heck. SO at that point I didn't want to mess with it anymore and make it worse. Does anyone know what the problem is and how I can fix it? I have looked at SO MANY posts and I haven't found a solution yet. I have tried changing the black and white setting and turning it on actually makes it easier to see things. I have tried hitting the home button three times in a row. I have tried a hard re-set and none of that works!! I am wondering if there is a wire or ribbon lose, or if I need a new LCD. However, I took a screen shot and put it on instagram and on instagram the picture was totally normal... not distorted or anything. So I think that means it is the screen not the hardware. Please please please help me!!

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It sure sounds like the LCD, I would change it, if you cant get your friend to do it again, here are some instructions, good luck, iPhone 4 Verizon Display Assembly Replacement,

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Thanks Mitch, it looks like we will have to do that probably. He is going to look at it on Saturday and we will see if that really is the problem. Do you know where I can buy the lcd for a good price?

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try to press home button 3 times to shut off Invert Colors,

or go to settings > general > accessibility > turn off

it could be because of that. see if it helps.

besides that, if your screen flickers and it takes some time for it to refresh "screen appears transparent in the background and then eventually fades" it most likely chippy-fakey lcd

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Thanks, Vlad. I did all of that and it didn't work so it must be the lcd :(

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Thanks, just saved me $40

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i Have exactly the same problem word for word with My iPhone the only was to see the screen is to hold it side on. but i sent it off for repair genuine front and back for £50 and should be back today. ill tell you if replacement works later if i get it back and remember to say. :P

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Plain and simple the screen has been damaged replace and it will be fine.

such a long story for a simple solution lol

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get a new screen. That works best ! Same happened to me .

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