Is the screen toast (shorted)?
I've changed the battery and the head phone audio jack flex cable. In the process, I also broke the FPC connector for cable number 3. I've ordered a replacement and my younger brother is good with soldering surface mounted components so I got that covered.
I think! Because it was tough to get the phone working at all.
Most of the time I didn't feel the vibrator when I turned the Vibrator/Silence switch back and forth or the screen wouldn't light up (when the vibrator DID vibrate - meaning the phone was on, but no light to/in the screen!).
So taking it apart again, checking and reattaching the three cables that come from the screen. Assemble it and try again. Did that a couple of times (not closing the 'lid' completely) and eventually I got the Apple boot logo! Success! So I closed the 'lid' completely and then half the screen became 'green stripy' and the other half white!
After a few seconds, the whole screen went white! Couldn't turn it of so I quickly disassembled the phone again and then noticed the broken FPC connector.
Now, my question is: Is the screen toast now? Did I short it with the broken FPC connector?
Which flex cable is what?
Is this a good question?