Fifth generation of iPhone. Repair of this device is straightforward, and requires screwdrivers, prying tools, and patience. GSM/CDMA / 16, 32, or 64 GB / Black or White.

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iPhone 4s jumpy screen, paletized colors

I have an iphone 4s (verizon) that has recently gotten a jumpy screen. For a while (maybe 1 year), it had a palettized color issue where some colors appear pink. Recently, the screen has started jumping. See video:

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This is something I bought used, but appears to not have been water damaged. Further, I keep it in a lifeproof case, and am pretty gentle with it.

Even when the screen is jumping, the keyboard appears to work fine. I.e.: if I enter text where the keyboard would normally be, the letters/words come out right. Therefore, I think the digitizer is OK.

I took it to apple recently to see what they thought. Unfortunately, it wasn't jumping, but they at least saw the pink. After a few questions, apple said they thought it was the motherboard, and that merely replacing the screen wouldn't help.

Anyone have any thoughts? I'd rather replace the screen for $35 than replace the phone.

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I'm not sure why the video isn't working. Uploading and inserting shows what must be *old* videos from ifixit.


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Apple never go to apple unless your getting a phone sort through warrenty.. All they want is sales sales sales .

A new screen will 100% fix this

Motherboard problem!!what do they no as they couldn't even open a iPhone

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Con, you were spot on. I replaced the display assembly, and it's working great. Thank you!


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anonymous 7307 will be eternally grateful.
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