The Samsung Galaxy S4, model i9505, features a 13-megapixel rear camera, and a 5-inch 1080p display.

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Screen is displaying vertical lines of various color after drop.

I'm fixing a family members Galaxy S4 after it has been dropped. The screen is left un-cracked and is displaying colors in vertical lines.

The touch screen still seems responsive as it's making noise when I swipe to unlock the phone.

I've been told that it was dropped in a small puddle but the water damage indicators on both the phone and battery seem ok so I'm not sure if any water got into the device.

I have a drop box link with video of what the phone is doing here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/po72yjtach08d1...

Turning off the phone or taking out the battery didn't seem to have any affect. When booting up the distortions split the screen in two and flash different patterns on each side. When messages are sent the screen will turn on and continue these distortions until the screen turns off.

I'm pretty sure the screen connection popped loose but I thought I would ask for more opinions before I start taking it apart.

I've replaced PSP screens before and a laptop screen or two so with the proper guides I'm sure I'll be able to figure out how to disassemble and resemble the phone if the problem is just a loose connection.

If you require further information or tests please let me know. Thank you in advance for your input.

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That's defently a lcd fault a new lcd is very expensive ..

It's easy changed with guides

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I have a spare S4 so the replacement shouldn't be an issue. I'll let everyone know what I find once I've opened the thing up.

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Any updates? I have a phone that is acting very similarly.

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I didn't drop mine in water but I dropped it and now my s4 has a little yellow line on the bottom of the screen but the phone still works and everything its just displaying a weird yellow line on the bottom

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Same but maybe taking it back to samsung is the best choice cos taking the phone apart will void the warranty

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My phone is htc desire 620 g and i have the same problem but my phone will be completely normal after 3 minuites.. of active screen

if i switch off or just turn the light off it comes any help ... i think the reason is i have been sleeping with my phone under my pillow

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my huawei honor U19 mobile has same issue it shows lots of vertical line on screen - i take it to repair shop they told me it needed to change its folder with new display he ask me 1500 bucks for this. i agree for the change. but unfortunately the new display also has same rainbow type lines. Then he adivise me that it has some motherboard issue . please hlp if anybody has sollution for this

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LCD problem, replace it.

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