Revamped version of the iPhone 3G with faster processing speeds. Repair of this device is similar to the 3G, and requires simple screwdrivers and prying tools. Model A1303 / 16 or 32 GB capacity / black or white plastic back.

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WHITE SCREEN after opening iPhone 3GS

I opened my iPhone to replace the wifi-antenna and when I assembled the iPhone it would not turn on. After a while holding the sleep button a white screen appears and if you click the sleep button again the white screen disappears. I realize I must have done something wrong when I opened the iPhone. I disassembled it again to check all ribbons and cables and they were all in place.

What cables might I have hurt when i opened the phone?

Out of the first three ribbons, which are the connectors to the display-image which might be faulty?

NOTE: I have opened the iphone before and when I did it that time I accidentaly removed the 3rd ribbon before lifting up the white thing that's holdind that ribbon in place. But when i put it back together at that time, the phone worked perfectly.

This time, I accidentally did it again so maybe this time I might have hurt that cable?

thanks in advance guys.

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Do a hard reset press the power button and when you see the white screen hold the power and home button at the same time for about 10 seconds the phone should now come up with a apple logo.

The cable that pulled out on you is the proximity cable

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I have done all sorts of combinations of holding buttons and what not. I dont think it's a software error.


Try another screen you know works you could have damaged the ribbons .


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