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Will small crack in glass cause the screen to stop responding?

I have a first generation iphone that was working fine except for the home button was broken. So I took it apart to fix the screen, which required removing the lcd/digitizer/glass assembly. As I was removing it, i accidentally put too much pressure on it and a little hairline crack appeared near the top of the screen. Now that its back together, the touch screen will not respond. I have checked all connections many times. Could this tiny crack cause the touch function to stop working?

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tobyu, since you checked (hopefully double checked) all your connections and connectors and made sure that all your cables are seated properly, (sure?) and the only new damage is the crack, I would think that this may have fractured the digitizer. A new one should hopefully resolve your issue. Parts are available on numerous places including here Good Luck.

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