Does my iPhone have the black screen of death?
This is the nth website I browsed, and it looks like I will be getting some clear answers here.
I powered down my iPhone 3g three nights ago (to save the lifespan of the battery), and when I tried turning it on the next morning, had the apple icon for several minutes and nothing happened. So what I did was turn it off and turn it back on. Nothing happened. I did a reset (home and power button simultaneously), and nothing as well.
I let it sit for two hours to try again, but nothing on the phone, just black pixels all over. It vibrates when the vibrate switch is toggled, and iTunes can sync with it.
I did what I saw on the internet, and I even restored it. Still nothing.
I went to two shops who advised me that it is the LCD. They did not do any tests, they just advised me just by looking at the phone. So I need to shell out about $100 for the repair.
It's costly for me especially since I am a bum right now. I need my phone so much to look for a job.
I want this fixed and I am willing to pay a hundred bucks but then upon browsing this website, I am now thinking that what if it's not the LCD. Could it be the digitizer or the logic board? How do I know? The shop guy told me it could be the IC(?) and the repair could even go beyond $200 which is way beyond for this old iPhone.
More background: I walked in the rain five days ago with my phone in my front pocket. It did not get wet. My hand was not dripping wet when I used it under the rain with an umbrella. But I was able to use it for more than one day right after. And besides, some other people in this forum even had their phones dropped in the washing machine.
Anyone, please help. Thanks a lot!
Is this a good question?