Second generation of iPhone. Model A1241 / 8 or 16 GB capacity / black or white plastic back. Repair is more straightforward than the first iPhone. requires screwdrivers, prying, and suction tools.

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The #1 ribbon for the LCD keeps de-attaching

Hello, I opened my Iphone 3G to fix the LCD since i notice when i press hard on the upper right side of the phone, the screen turns white and gives me grey lines(sometimes turns white with orange lines/blue lines etc)

I opened it and i have played with it a little bit to see a pattern for what is causing the screen to turn white and fade away to black(then phone resets). Sometimes if i let it be to reset and let the white screen come back etc. It will eventually turn back on with everything working normally but again when i am touching the screen or when i move my phone, the white screen that fades to black comes back again.

My question is, what can i do to keep the #1 ribbon cable that controls the LCD screen in tact so when i close the Iphone it does not pop out or become loose.

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I have opened it again today and i can see the ribbon cable that is connected to the LCD screen is kind of "hard" as in its stiff,. I think that could be the problem. When i take out all the ribbons and leave them to see where they will stay. The ribbon that controls the LCD screen is always bent so when i plug it in to the board it comes off easily since that cable is very stiff and wants to go back to it's natural area/form. I can't really explain it very well haha.


Update: I found some electryical tape and decided to try it out. I put a chunk of it to cover all of #1 cable and it seems to have worked somewhat. I have shaken my iphone and it does not turn off. Now only when i press VERY hard on the upper right corner of it then it does it. I don't think anybody would press that part very hard anyways. So i guess it is good for now :). Thank you!


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1.) Check to see if anything is bent or in the way (usually this is the problem)

2.) Make sure you hear (or feel) a nice click when you connect the ribbon to the board

3. Repeat step 2 if your still having the problem (if nothing is damaged) and keep patient, take a deep breath, those suckers are tricky.

4.) If your still having problems you might have to change out your display if the ribbon is damaged.

5.) Or if everything is fitting properly and you just want to secure it use some circuit board tape or something that will hold tight but not leave residue.


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