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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White screen of death!

hi,

I'm having the same problem, like in this topic: White screen after repair

same description.

When I power it on, I never get the apple logo, and it goes right to a white screen. If I hit the power/lock button it will go black screen. Hit it again and white screen. The mute toggle works (phone will vibrate), and iTunes recognizes the iPhone just fine. Holding home button will bring up voice control. I have tried a new LCD and digitizer's, and same symptoms.

I have restored the firmware twice using iOS 4.1 and 4.2.1, but keeps same white screen

thanks!

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You need to look at the connector 1 for LCD, it may be damaged or dirty. Try turning phone off, reopen and clean the connectors. Make sure that the pins that connect to the flex aren't damaged and that all the pins are soldered to the motherboard. Any damage may mean that you will need to replace that connector..an extremely tricky job most of us don't have the tools for. Have a look online to see if there is anyone near you who offers this kind of repair/search ebay/google or pop in to your local phone repair shop. You can buy the connector fairly cheaply and ask an electrical/computer repair shop if they are able to do it.

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thanks, I haven't tried that, cuz the connector looks clean, but anyway i ll do it, Im going to use Isopropyl alcohol, is it good for cleaning it ?

thank you again

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hi, I want to let you guys now the solution

I was able to fix this by replacing the board connector 1 / LCD connector

thank you!!

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Glad we could help, Carlos! Be sure to accept Pollytintop's answer!

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Hi, what do you mean you replaced connector 1? Did you solder on a new connector? Did you do it yourself or get someone else to do it? I would never dare to do that kind of work so I would like to know who does such things.

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hi, yes I did solder a new connector, to do so, I thought "this phone is 50% working, so I won't lose anything trying to fix it" :D

I bought the new connector from ebay, then I borrowed a heat gun and followed these videos on youtube.com

to remove the old and damaged connector

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxYhF6Ab2...

to solder the new one, I watched around 10 different videos to feel prepared ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_Qt5CtUl...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhhLyxkTV...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TN6vNU0Pf...

you can also look up more videos about this kind of soldering by "reflow solder", "Hot-Air Soldering".. etc..

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WHITE SCREE OF DEATH SOLVED

I TESTED IT MY SELF WHEN I FOUND MY PHONE IN WHITE SCREEN OF DEATH ....NO UPDATES...NO SOFTWARE VERSION DETECTED ETC... NO RESPONSE...JUST WHITE SCREEN

SOLUTION IS SIMPLE

1. OPEN THE IPHONE 3GS

2. VIDEOS AT YOU TUBE TO OPEN TILL YOU DISCONNECT THE BATTERY

3. LEAVE THE PHONE OPEN FOR ONE HOUR

4. NOW CLOSE IN SAME SEQUENCE

5. UPDATE OR RESTORE CUSTOM 5.1.1

6. THERE IT IS SOLVED

7. PRAY FOR ME

8. FOR ANY QUERY CONTACT AT yourfahad@gmail.com

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