Revamped version of the iPhone 3G with faster processing speeds. Repair of this device is similar to the 3G, and requires simple screwdrivers and prying tools. Model A1303 / 16 or 32 GB capacity / black or white plastic back.

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Perfect image on screen but not responding to Touch

I need help identifying which part(s) are damaged so I can purchase them and attempt to repair.

My iPhone got wet inside a backpack under pouring rain. It was On at the moment and by the time i realized it was wet, I had already pressed the home button. I turned it off and left it to dry for a long time, did the bag with rice for several weeks. When I first tried to turn it on after probably a month, it charged fine, image on screen looked crisp but acted as if a ghost were touching the screen, it kept opening and closing apps like crazy. It would respond to my touch when I selected options and apps but it would keep going even when not touched at all.

I turned it off and let it be for a couple more months. I tried again this week, charged like a charm and retained charge for a couple of days, images still looks perfect but now touch screen would not respond at all. Could not turn it off as it wont recognize me sliding the bar to confirm power off. Home, sleep, volume and ringer off buttons appear to be working fine, showing appropriate images on screen when operated. The glass is undamaged and the phone has not received any impact.

What part is likely to be damaged and how do I replace it?

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There is a Front Panel Kit, item number IF142-004-1

iPhone 3GS Front Panel Kit

Would that be it?


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Well what's damaged is the digitizer, however unfortunately you usually have to buy it as part of a larger unit, such as here, however, sometimes they turn up on eBay, so search iPhone 3G S digitizer. You can use this guide.

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touchsreen is working normally as usual, but everything has zoomed in and cannot see whole main menu and and settings as screen has zoomed in e.g large font. I do not know how to repair problem

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Apparently three fingers double or triple tapped on the screen works. Then you need to check your settings/general (turn off a setting there for ?disability)


That's my buddy ;-) right on the money... try double tap the screen with 3 fingers and drag up and down to zoom in and out..


Learned that from you I think sir HRH! Lol


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