Backlight not working - what are the usual causes?
I've read oldturkey03's comments on repairing a damaged backlight.
Mine went out after some light water damage (sensor inside hasn't changed color, etc - but we know it was in some dampness). I've opened it and didn't find any damage from the water - cleaned out a lot of dust as the front/back covers don't perfectly meet any more (would replace back cover, but I think it's mostly aesthetics and now it's covered with case).
It functions just the same as before the water damage except no backlight (damage happened about 6 weeks ago). The top on/off switch already didn't work before the water damage occurred.
Can anyone comment on the likelihood of it being the LCD damaged vs the coil? I can buy the LCD -- though a bit costly (I'd get the whole assembly), and do that, but if it's more likely the coil, should I do that first?
I also don't see how to get the part for the coil. I'm fairly new to this type of small repair, but have replaced my iMac hard drive, etc.
I'm kinda counting the cost vs benefit of repairing an older phone...
Is this a good question?