Introduction

Vertical lines are a common problem faced by DIY repairers after replacing the screen on an iPhone. Most of the time this isn't a defective screen and can be resolved with a little troubleshooting.

If the issue persists after troubleshooting using these steps you may have a defective part.

  • ESD is a common culprit behind display malfunction.

    • Ground yourself and your device to discharge any built up static charge before repairing your phone. The best way to do this is to use an anti-static mat and wear an anti-static wrist strap.

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Check the display connections on the cables and the logic board. Dirt, dust or debris can cause a faulty connection and should be cleaned with a soft brush and high concentration isopropyl alcohol (at least 90%). Inspect the connectors and clean as necessary. Isopropyl alcohol is a mild skin and eye irritant. Use gloves and eye protection while working with isopropyl alcohol. Isopropyl alcohol is a mild skin and eye irritant. Use gloves and eye protection while working with isopropyl alcohol.
  • Check the display connections on the cables and the logic board. Dirt, dust or debris can cause a faulty connection and should be cleaned with a soft brush and high concentration isopropyl alcohol (at least 90%). Inspect the connectors and clean as necessary.

    • Isopropyl alcohol is a mild skin and eye irritant. Use gloves and eye protection while working with isopropyl alcohol.

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The display has an IC that could be damaged. Check particularly on the upper left and right corners. Any signs of damage indicate the part is defective and needs to be replaced with a new one.
  • The display has an IC that could be damaged. Check particularly on the upper left and right corners. Any signs of damage indicate the part is defective and needs to be replaced with a new one.

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Conclusion

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i had a same problem so can someone sent me the video so that video will help me a lot thanks

Suman Biswa - Reply

i have 4he same problem, mines worse, soon as i turn it on verticle lines its bad you cannot see any thing only lines.. brand new screen with lcd, its not working!!! any solutions? im thinking of o new logic board…

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