Unlock swipe doesn't work -- need new digitizer?
I dropped my 1st-gen iPhone, and I can no longer swipe to unlock. If I hold down the power button and wait for the reboot message, I can swipe the slider for it, but I can't tap the "Cancel" button.
So, it looks like it's no longer reading from (at least) the bottom of the screen. Is it possible there's a loose connection that could be reconnected or do I need a new digitizer?
It's quite possible that you just have a loose connection. Follow this guide and look for the connector in step 23, that is your touch sensor connector. Make sure it's fully seated and carefully reassemble. If this doesn't work you may unfortunately may need a new digitizer. Let us know what you find.