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Small portion of the touch screen doesn't work

I just replaced the screen on a 3GS yesterday. Everything works just fine, except there's a capacitative dead zone where the 1 and - keys are. Anyone know what this could possibly be?

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rsalisbu, it is my experience, that if it is just a certain area of the touch screen that is unresponsive, that it is the digitizer that has failed. In your case, I would contact the vendor and get a replacement. You can also try to see if the same area stays unresponsive when you rotate your phone. If it does it is definitely the digitizer. Hope this helps, good luck.

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if it's only on the number screen and nowhere else ie typing or using apps in that area then I'd look at a reboot or resync to see if that helps..otherwise check your connections or do as oldturkey suggests and return to sender.

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