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How can I fix my iPhone's touch screen ribbon/cable?

Hello, so recently I had dropped my IPhone 4s, and the whole screen was cracked with random colors of flickering. I bought a new LCD screen and stuff and took the phone apart and replaced the screen. Everything was going great until I found out that the touch screen was unresponsive. I figured the ribbon cable for touch had been ripped (I thought I saw a ripped cable), so I researched a bit. I read that using mylar tape to bind it together would possibly fix the problem, however I would like to know if black electrical tape would work the same? As far as I know they have the same abilities...?

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Also, I'm not sure if this IS the ribbon cable that I think is responsible for the touch screen. It had a small loop and that was where it was torn.


add a picture for us. also was the cable ripped when you got it ? If so send it back for sure.


I'm not sure how to add a picture, and I have no other device currently to take a picture with. It's really just one of the cables attached to the LCD screen replacement. I don't believe the cable was ripped, I think I tore it somehow during the process of fixing it.


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Ok. They are very easy to tear and most likely did on the sharp metal edges you have to glide the cables through when installing. I have no experience with fixing torn cables but at the price of the screens now and the chance of the cable breaking somewhere down the line i would order a new screen.

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