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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Replaced front panel, last 2 screws left then screen when black!

I was finishing a front panel repair and down to the last two screws on the outside to close everything up. I clicked the home key to check for working, it was and I slide the bar across, Yea!

So I put the two remaining screws in and pulled off the front protective film and then their was a black screen with nothing. nada. black.

None of my attempts at the "top button and home key" could get anything. No response. I did a careful repair taking my time and watching a few videos before I did it myself.

So basically one minute it is working and the next its dead. I have also put it on the charger for a few hours, because it did have a low battery, but still nothing. Checked the 3 connections again, still nothing.

Any advise, fix, or next step??


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This is what i would suggest.

Take it apart, down to removing the logic board. Sometimes when you recontact the logic board and the battery it seems to work.

I wouldnt advise it but you could just remove the four screws on the right side of the logic board and then tilt it off the battery connector leads in order to recontact the logic board. I wouldn't advise it because you could bend or snap your board, but this is the way i did it.

Sometimes its not the front assembly ribbons but the other ribbons or the contact between the board and battery.

If that does not work let me know and i will suggest another way.

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Thanks for your reply. My screen now works! my home button doesn't. I'm getting there...

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For the home button to work, the glass front needs to be fully flush with the bezel. Then it will work.


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