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White Screen of Death?

Umm, so it was fine. For over three years, my phone has been good. But all of a sudden.. nothing happened to my phone.. my screen started fritzing out and everything started moving and then it slowly faded to a white screen. Everything works, I just can't see anything. Then a few hours later, the screen came back on, but then I looked at it, and it started fritzing and faded again. Is it my battery or my phone? Can I fix it? WHAT HAPPENED!?!

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Its you phone. you have to go to service center and ask to replace its fle or ribbon wire. 100% tested.. Thank you

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I have an iphone 3g i cant see anything accept blank white screen after startup. i tried the restore from latest itune i also tried pressing sleep/wake button and home button for 10 seconds but still...

This is commonly known as the "White Screen of Death", and has happened several times to me while I had a 3G. The White Screen often comes without warning and there is very little you can do beyond what you have done already. If the phone is under warranty and you bring it to an Apple Genius, they will most likely replace it for you with very few questions asked.
If it is not under warranty, then there are not very many options for you other than to buy a new phone. It never hurts to take it into an Apple store and see what they can do. Sometimes, they are very generous if you are courteous and polite to them.

Feb 23, 2011 | Apple iPhone 3G


How to fix the whit apple logo of death!

Have you experienced the dreaded white apple of death on your iPhone or iPod Touch? It’s caused by a crash in the software that keeps the device from restarting properly. All you see on the device is a black screen with a white Apple logo in the middle, and the device never gets to the Home screen.
The first time this happened to me, my iPhone 3G was running OS 2.0 and doing just fine that morning, but at one point I felt the phone being unusually warm in my pocket. I took it out, and there was the white apple of death!
Another time, running 2.0.1 I was syncing the phone with iTunes. It was proceeding normally, status messages were saying it was updating this app, and that app, (updates were available for some of the applications I had gotten from the App Store) and right in the middle of this, the white screen of death appeared!
The black screen with the white Apple logo appears as part of the normal starting up sequence for the device. If you turn your device completely off by holding the sleep/wake button long enough for “Slide to power off” to appear, and you do that, and then press sleep/wake again to restart it, you will see the white apple, followed in a moment or two by the regular Home screen.
If there is a severe crash of some software in your device that the system can’t recover from, the device will try to restart itself. If during the white apple part of starting up, where the low level stuff is beginning to run, a problem appears, it can stay stuck on this screen forever, presumably trying and failing again and again to recover.
Is your device ruined? Probably not. Some software most likely wrote in some parts of memory it wasn’t supposed to, overwriting some important part of software or data that the system needs. This could happen from a nasty bug in some software, the operating system, or goodness knows what. But the important thing, is that this is very, very likely a software problem, and that means it can be fixed by restoring the software. Luckily, this is something we can do right at home.
If you get the so-called “white apple of death”, first just sit and wait for five minutes. Perhaps something happened, the device restarted itself, and it will start up normally in a moment. But if it is sitting there for more than five minutes, and getting warm, you might be experiencing the problem.
First, I would try to restart the device. If that fails, you will have to try a “Forced Recovery”. This procedure is very likely to fix everything, but the downside is, it takes a long time since it causes a full restore of all your software and data, and it restores things to the state they were in the last time you completed a successful backup in iTunes. More than likely, you did a backup last night, since iTunes does them automatically when you sync your device. So don’t fret, eventually you should get back to full operating, and nothing lost other than today’s stuff, and maybe even some of that is fine. For example, if you use MobileMe and you entered some calendar or address book stuff, it probably synced to the MobileMe “cloud” at and will be safely restored.
I won’t go through the procedure here. You’ll probably end up doing the “Forced Recovery” but check out all the procedures in order, maybe some lesser one will save you.
Good luck, and lets hope future updates to the operating system and applications will banish the white apple of death forever!

on Apr 07, 2010 | Cell Phones

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I can't get my device to boot into safe mode n stay there. i got app error 523 and have been trying everything i've found on the net to get to safe mode and connect to my DM. it boots to safe mode and...

yes white screen of death is correct,
happened to me 5 weeks ago,
huge software issue.
phone needs to be software updated. seek internet or phone shop.
problem you loose data currently on phone.

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I have one Nokia e51. the problem is, when i turn on, the phone start but on the display i can't see nothing. i change the display with no result So the light from the display is working but the image...

does the phone still function normally otherwise? It sounds like what we call "the white screen of death." Basically, the wiring for the screen is shot but otherwise the phone is pefrectly fine. Very common on flip and slider phones.

Oct 06, 2010 | Cell Phones

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White screen of death?


The white screen of death is a flex problem.

The flex of a phone is what connects the screen to the board of the phone. it is found in most flip and slide phones.

When you flip and slide these type of phones after a while the flex gets weak and that causes the white screen you see.

The only solution is to have your flex changed,that will definitely solve the problem..


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Random Blue Screen of Death

i had this problem as well with motorola...
since your phone is under the one year mfg warranty, they should replace motorola support..or call your phone service provider,

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Screen is now white with the text --download started--, emergency @ usb.

Holding down the camera button, (samsung a870), while inserting the battery got this one working again.

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I am having the same problem with my w850i, poweres up but nothing more than a blank screen? Any suggestions?

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Screen Display is displaying only a white screen

i have the same problom but i dont know what it is sorry

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