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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My iPhone 3G screen and digitizer are not working.

Initially, it was dropped in a puddle of water. Took apart the phone and dried it. Fortunately, it was still working.

The only problem was that the phone would switch to speaker or mute when taking calls. I assume my cheek was activating the digitizer or the proximity sensor was broken.

Anyways, I pulled apart the phone to take a look at cable 3 to ensure it was in properly. Unfortunately, this started a cascade of problems. First, the earpiece speaker stopped working. While trying to figure out what went wrong with the earpiece, I started to get the white screen of death. While trying to figuring out why I was getting the white screen of death, the LCD and digitizer stopped working.

The phone is recognized by iTunes. It can be restarted by holding the power and home button. It will still ring if I call, but no way to actually pick up the call since the digitizer doesn't seem to be working either. Receives e-mails, text messages and mobileme messages. If you try to take screenshots by pressing the power button then home button, the screenshots are just black screens (seen when transferred over to the computer).

I've checked all the cable connections and restored multiple times, but nothing works. There appears to be a burn mark on the gold area located on the board above where cable 1 inserts. Images posted below.

Any ideas other than waiting for the 4G? I can try to purchase a front panel/digitizer/earpiece replacement, but it could be related to that burn mark and therefore damage to the main board. I don't have another iPhone 3G front panel assembly to test with.

Any suggestions would be appreciated

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From looking at the pictures you posted of this phone, you definitely broke the connector for #3 from the looks of it. The digitizer looks fine to me.

What you need to do is replace the motherboard or the ZIF connector that connects the digitizer. Because you broke it, any digitizer you try won't work.

You need to replace this connector, but be aware you need to do some serious SMD soldering to do it at the same time.

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you can find the connectors on - BUT you need someone who has the tools and knowledge to solder them onto the logic board

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